All posts by James Troughton

Bug Fables

Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling – Switch Review

Can’t wait for the upcoming Paper Mario? Itching for a Zelda-like story and world? Haven’t had your fix of fresh Pokemon battles in some time? Then Bug Fables is the mishmash from heaven that you need. Gameplay As you traverse...

/ May 27, 2020
Sky Racket

Sky Racket – Switch Review

This slept-on indie gem is tucked away in an oasis of its own making, standing out from the desert of retro Indies and solidifying itself as an instant classic. Sky Racket has a name as catchy as Mega Man, a...

/ May 10, 2020
Infinite Beyond the Mind

Infinite Beyond The Mind – Switch Review

Your friends might be overhauling their islands in Animal Crossing: New Horizons or they may be endowed with hype from the latest Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla news, but for retro-fanatics that are looking for simplicity with an 8-bit soundtrack to guide...

/ May 8, 2020

Liberated – Preview

The somber and gritty atmosphere of Liberated feels like a splice between Gotham and 1984, which is fitting given the comic-book aesthetic that the game is designed with. Each level is an issue, and cutscenes are expressed through panels, whilst...

/ April 29, 2020

Sunless Sea: Zubmariner Edition – Switch Review (Quick)

There’s nothing quite like the somber feeling that washes over you when experiencing a Lovecraftian work of art, whether that’s through games such as the illustrious Bloodborne, film masterpieces like The Lighthouse, or novels of old like The Dunwich Horror....

/ April 23, 2020

Rumour: Super Mario Galaxy coming to Nintendo Switch

According to EuroGamer, Nintendo is bowing to fan demand and porting the Wii classic, Super Mario Galaxy, over to their latest handheld platform, the Switch. This comes with news of an upcoming release of a deluxe edition of Super Mario...

/ March 31, 2020
Exit the Gungeon

Exit The Gungeon – Switch Review

Tight-knit, high-octane shoot-em-ups with an onslaught of action pooling out onto the screen are always a fun time, so it’s brilliant to see Exit the Gungeon delivering on its bullet-hell sales-pitch without disappointing. Gameplay To be quite frank, Exit the...

/ March 23, 2020
Indie World

Indie World Presentation Recap (March 17, 2020)

Another Indie World Presentation has just been and gone and we have 20 minutes worth of recap to catch up on if you haven’t seen it, or perhaps just a reminder. Blue Fire Graffiti Games Release date Summer 2020 Baldo...

/ March 18, 2020
Dead or School

Dead or School – Switch Review

In a world overridden by a zombie plague that has forced the leftovers of society underground, a cast of self-aware over-sexualized anime-girls peruse the tunnels of the subway system, armed with an arsenal that would make Ratchet proud. Gameplay Before...

/ March 14, 2020
Samurai Shodown

Samurai Shodown – Switch Review

The lesser-known classic fighting cousin of Mortal Kombat, Tekken and Street Fighter has returned for the Nintendo Switch, with an archaic story-mode, shoddy graphics and a wealth of brilliant beat-em-up fights. Gameplay The combat in Samurai Shodown is slower-paced than...

/ March 2, 2020