All posts by Matthew Sandstrom

Hidden Through Time – Switch Review

As a kid I was an avid fan of the Where’s Wally? picture books (that’s Waldo to you North American heretics). And for some reason, it never occurred to me how fitting that format could be for a video game....

/ March 12, 2020

7th Sector – Switch Review

Sometimes, a spark in a dystopian cyberpunk work is all it takes to turn into something more. Passing from one mechanic vessel to the next, go on a journey through a city full of neon lights and melancholic visuals. Where...

/ February 6, 2020
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