All posts by James Troughton

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

Supermarket Shriek

Supermarket Shriek – Switch Review

Take the charm of Rabbids, splice it with the chaos of Super Monkey Ball, and top it off with the level structure of Super Mario 64 – the result? Supermarket Shriek; a mishmash of all the greatest hits that doesn’t...

/ October 21, 2020
Adventures of Chris

Adventures of Chris – Switch Review

A fat, asthmatic, slow, timid kid thrown into a sidescroller where the coins are cookies, the health pickups are milkshakes, and the enemies are an assortment of Castlevania-esc horrors that range from Dracula-like vampires to gigantic spiders – The Adventures...

/ October 9, 2020
Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Ori and the Will of the Wisps – Switch Review

For fans who have patiently awaited the sequel to the masterful side-scroller that is Ori and the Blind Forest, disappointment is a word that will not even come close to describing the journey. The continuation of the story in Ori...

/ September 30, 2020
Unrailed!

Unrailed! – Switch Review (Quick)

It’s pretty clear from the get-go that Unrailed! is an abstract mish-mash of neat ideas hurled at the canvas from the developers given that the main menu isn’t interacted with a cursor or anything so mundane but by walking over...

/ September 24, 2020
Breakpoint

Breakpoint – Switch Review (Quick)

Breakpoint’s neon sign shoots out after a quick axe to the shin, revealing a minimalistic rogue-lite with oodles of charm and polish. Imagine the feeling of booting up Space Invaders brought to a modern handheld device, fresh off the production...

/ September 21, 2020
Deleveled

Deleveled – Switch Review (Quick)

The classic jump-y puzzle games of the internet’s hay-day that you would boot up in the middle of class when your teacher wasn’t looking are a nostalgic treasure that many of us keep neatly tucked away in our noggins. Rarely...

/ September 14, 2020
Minoria

Minoria – Switch Review

Metroidvania? Check. Side-scroller? Check. Indie? Check. Inspired by Dark Souls? Check. Minoria ticks all the boxes when it comes to the hack-and-slash run-and-jump genre that’s rapidly ramping up in popularity, whether that be the husband-and-wife helmed Salt & Sanctuary, the...

/ September 10, 2020
Manifold Garden

Manifold Garden – Switch Review (Quick)

Following the triumph of the Portal-like Superliminal, it’s a treat to have yet another abstract puzzle game to sink your teeth into. Manifold Garden is wonderful, with its gravity-based puzzles, sublime scale with its eery echoing footsteps and gorgeously unique...

/ September 2, 2020
Nexomon Extinction

Nexomon: Extinction – Switch Review

Pokémon is a franchise I’ve indulged in for as long as I can remember, from my first with Platinum to the classic that has left a hook sunk into many hearts with Red, Green and Blue. However, despite loving the...

/ August 27, 2020
No Straight Roads

No Straight Roads – Switch Review

The idea of punk rock being pushed to the wayside in favour of EDM lends its hand to a quirky dystopian in all its upbeat funky style. It’s infectiously electric and that on-the-nose level of wacky storytelling is both brilliant...

/ August 25, 2020