All posts by James Troughton

James is a writer from England who also works for TheGamer and CBR

Skully

Skully – Switch Review

Nothing quite hits the spot like a well-oiled platformer with charming visuals and a simplistic goal of getting from point A to point B. Skully scratches that itch, hitting the heights of the genre in a way that its cohorts...

/ August 4, 2020

Ageless – Switch Review (Video)

Puzzle-based platformers, when done right, are a staple of gaming, taking the simplicity of the genre’s flagship titles and embellishing them in more complex designs, only serving to add difficulty to the experience. Ageless succeeds in spades when it comes to throwing...

/ July 28, 2020
Dex

Dex – Switch Review

The world of Dex is a cyberpunk extravaganza filled to the brim with charming animations and visuals that emanate a wealth of grunge and personality. Yet, disappointingly, Dex is pulled down by the anchor that is, in a couple of...

/ July 23, 2020
Neon Abyss

Neon Abyss – Switch Review

Binding of Isaac meets Enter the Gungeon in this spectacular rogue-lite gem, with an earned title of Neon Abyss; you jump headfirst into the side scroller shoot-em-up, hurling an endless stream of bullets at squishy blood-filled foes with pixel-art backdrops...

/ July 14, 2020
Elden Path of the Forgotten

Elden: Path of the Forgotten – Switch Review

Elden: Path of the Forgotten is an 8-bit tough-as-nails RPG with a jaw-dropping diverse aesthetic and a wealth of spunky enemy designs ripe for hacking and slashing. Barring a handful of quirks, it’s a standout indie experience with plenty on...

/ July 10, 2020
Superliminal

Superliminal – Switch Review (Quick)

“Perception is reality.” From the get-go, that mind-bending phrase lingers, as you manipulate the size of chess pieces simply by altering how far away they are, truly impacting their physical nature. It’s a concept so simple and yet so intriguing,...

/ July 8, 2020
Catherine Full Body

Catherine: Full Body – Switch Review

Thirsty dating sims for lonely souls that play on misogynistic ideals with anime-girls clad in skimpy clothing are as cheap as they are plenty, which makes Catherine: Full Body all the more refreshing, given its step away from the formulaic,...

/ July 5, 2020
Ultracore

Ultracore – Switch Review (Quick)

There have been plenty of reviews here at Switchaboo for stylized games playing on a nostalgic longing for the days of 2D shoot-em-up side scrollers, but Ultracore is the real deal, an honest to god return from the pits of...

/ June 26, 2020
Infliction

Infliction – Switch Review

With a rocky introduction reminiscent of YouTube’s golden days of let’s players delving into cheap horror video-games with exaggerated ahs and oohs, Infliction sets the stage for a rocky but charming experience. However, it goes above and beyond that first...

/ June 26, 2020
The Forgotten Land

The Forgotten Land – Switch Review

There’s a wealth of games that take the classic Bejeweled format and run with it, and many of them get lost in the crowd as generic clones with little on offer; The Forgotten Land is not amongst them, with its...

/ June 23, 2020