All posts by Matthew Sandstrom

SELF

SELF – Switch Review

SELF is a text-based adventure game with surreal texts, often providing moments of uncertainty and dreamlike sequences. With a minimalistic art style and track list, SELF aims to capture a ‘Kafkaesque’ mode of storytelling with bullet-hell style mini-games. However, whether...

/ January 17, 2020
Slay the Spire

Slay the Spire – Switch Review

Slay the Spire is a turn-based roguelike with card game elements. Build the best deck that you can put together and fight your way up an ever-changing Spire that provides each playthrough with its own challenges, enemies and boss battles....

/ December 5, 2019
Ni no Kuni

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch – Switch Review

Not owning a PS3 when Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch was originally released in 2011, I never played it until it came to Switch recently. While its graphics have aged well and the soundtrack is gorgeous, a...

/ November 3, 2019
Conan Chop Chop

Interview with Mighty Kingdom – Conan Chop Chop

At PAX Aus 2019, we were fortunate enough to be able to speak with Shannon from Mighty Kingdom about their upcoming co-op action adventure game – Conan Chop Chop. Alex: Hello everyone, it’s Alex from Switchaboo here. I’m joined by...

/ October 24, 2019
Camped Out

Interview with Inca Studios – Camped Out

At PAX Aus 2019, we were fortunate enough to be able to speak with Andrew from INCA Studios about their local co-op camping game – Camped Out. Alex: Hello, this is Alex from Switchaboo here and I’m joined by Andrew...

/ October 17, 2019
Solo: Islands of the Heart

Solo: Islands of the Heart – Switch Review

Solo: Islands of the Heart is a 3D puzzle game about moving boxes with different properties in order to traverse a set of islands. It is not, for reasons we will get into shortly, about love, a theme it tries...

/ August 4, 2019
Songbird Symphony

Songbird Symphony – Switch Review

Developed by Joysteak studios, Songbird Symphony is a rhythm game and 2D platforming adventure all in one. You are a chick called Birb, brought up in a foster nest by a peacock called Pea, who goes on a quest to...

/ July 24, 2019
Rain City

Rain City – Switch Review

A point-and-click adventure by Cotton Game and published by ORENDA, Rain City is ostensibly about a cute anthropomorphic cat searching for his sister, a journalist, after she goes missing on assignment in the gloomy titular metropolis. What it’s actually about,...

/ July 7, 2019
Hellmut

Hellmut: The Badass from Hell – Switch Review

Hellmut: The Badass from Hell is a colourful, fast-paced roguelike with a dash of bullet-hell thrown in, and the first game by developer Volcanicc. You are the head and spinal cord of a scientist killed by the hoard of demonic...

/ June 22, 2019
Peace, Death! Complete Edition Switch Review

Peace, Death! Complete Edition – Switch Review

You are the Reaper, a trainee at Apocalypse Inc., working under Death himself. Your job is to figure out who goes to Heaven, or Hell, or Purgatory. What seems to be a menial task eventually snowballs into a frenzy, as...

/ April 25, 2019