Switch owners have more than a few new releases to pursue, although the term ‘new’ is pushing it somewhat – the hybrid handheld’s line-up for this week mostly consists of conversions.
Q.U.B.E. 2, the Portal-alike first-person puzzler, leads the way. “Despite the technical problems, Q.U.B.E. 2 is still an incredible game that I had trouble putting down,” said Nintendo World Report before dishing out an 8/10. Nintendo Life opted for the same score. “Q.U.B.E. 2 is an accomplished first-person physics puzzler that learns a number of wise lessons from Portal in terms of mechanics and world building,” was their verdict.
The Metro wasn’t quite as taken by it, though. “Despite improvements the debt to Portal cannot be fully repaid in this cleverly-constructed by staid first person puzzler,“ they said.
Then there’s the stealth adventure Aragami: Shadow Edition, which gained 7/10 review scores from both Nintendo Insider and Nintendo Life. “Aragami: Shadow Edition does the sneak ‘n’ stab genre well enough to tickle the taste buds of its fans,” said Nintendo Insider.
Nintendo Life was slightly more smitten. “It takes a while to get going and it has its fair share of annoying quirks, but as it progresses Aragami becomes a solid stealth game with a compelling store.”
X-Morph: Defense – a combination of top-down shooter and tower defence – also makes the jump from Xbox One, while the lavish puzzle adventure Trine 2 receives a complete edition. Arcade Archives ICE CLIMBER and ACA NEOGEO THE KING OF FIGHTERS 2003 are this week’s arcade re-releases, meanwhile.
As for new releases, there’s the slick isometric racer BlazeRush, the shockingly priced (£53.99!) visual novel STEINS;GATE ELITE, the intriguing pixel action platformer Rotating Brave – which requires the Switch to be twisted and turned – and the 32-bit style shooter Devil Engine which Nintendo World Report was left impressed by.
Demonic defence game Hell Warders may be worth a look, too – it seems accomplished visually, but the lack of reviews is a concern.