After a false start back in August, Decay of Logos has made a belated eShop appearance. The RPG received a last-minute delay on Switch due to requiring additional development time. But while this may sound admirable, Nintendo Life claims it still isn’t ready for release.
“The world that Amplify Creations has created here does occasionally feel like it could be an interesting and worthwhile place to explore, but there are just far too many bugs and problems that get in the way of you settling down to enjoy this game in any way whatsoever,” they said before handing out a miserable 3/10.
It also sounds like the explorative adventure Pine needed a longer gestation period, suffering from atrocious performance.
Screen Rant painted a very bleak picture, resulting in a 1/5 review score. “Pine has a few core ideas so interesting that they mostly make up for its lackluster combat and dull quests. Even its best aspects are limited, though, and nothing would make up for the glaring technical issues that render it borderline unplayable at times,” they said.
Metacritic user reviews are equally poor, currently standing at 2.4. Ouch!
The Switch also receives a few belated conversions. Oddball adventure Trover Saves the Universe, from the minds of Rick & Morty, makes the jump from PS4. Then there’s Where the Water Tastes Like Wine, a narrative-driven experience set during the Great Depression-era.
Electronic Super Joy was originally released on Wii U, meanwhile, and apparently stacks up well on Switch. “Packing in all the DLC content, Electronic Super Joy has a ton to offer gamers who don’t shy away from challenging platformers,” said Switch Player.
If you’ve ever been curious about indie hit Five Nights at Freddy’s, then you’re in luck – all four titles are now on the eShop, priced £6.29 each. Shame there isn’t a discounted bundle available.
Other new releases for this week include horror romp TheNightfall, Fighting Fantasy collection Deathtrap Dungeon Trilogy, 1950’s comic book mystery BLACKSAD: Under the Skin, and the arena brawler Story of a Gladiator.
New Switch eShop releases
Trover Saves the Universe – £22.49
Your dogs have been dognapped by a beaked lunatic who stuffed them into his eye holes and is using their life essence to destroy the universe. You’re partnered with Trover, a little purple eye-hole monster who isn’t a huge fan of working or being put in the position of having to save the universe.
Where the Water Tastes Like Wine – £17.99
Where the Water Tastes Like Wine is a Narrative-Adventure game about traveling, sharing stories, and surviving manifest destiny. Featuring gorgeous hand-drawn illustrations, Where the Water Tastes Like Wine combines 2D visuals with a 3D overworld US map.
Knowledge Trainer: Trivia – £14.99
Each lesson tests your wits with 10 questions from 10 different categories. The difficulty level depends on you. Get an answer right and you’ll move up a level. A wrong answer leads to an easier question. But you’ll want to move up to improve your Knowledge Quotient, which is recalculated after every round. In a multiplayer game, up to 4 players can compete.
Bowling – £8.09
Grab your best bowling shoes and get ready to play this fun and easy to play bowling game anytime, anywhere.
Decay of Logos – £17.99
Immerse yourself in the world of Decay Of Logos and unravel its mysteries. Explore old dungeons, battle unforgiving foes and journey through a vibrant interconnected fantasy realm with your mystical elk companion.
Electronic Super Joy – £12.99
Electronic Super Joy is a visually stunning hardcore platformer set in a world of pulse-pounding electronic music. Run, jump, fly and smash your way through 50+ unique levels, featuring low-gravity, world rotation, giant monsters & swarming missile attacks!
Indie Gems Bundle – Explosions Edition – £26.99
Get these three exploding games in this fantastic indie bundle, at a discounted price!
Skelittle: A Giant Party! – £8.99
Skelittle is a silly, colorful party game designed for fun with friends & family.
Challenge each other in a series of 15 minigames and unlock objects to craft your very own game sessions in sandbox mode!
Professional Farmer: American Dream – £35.99
Professional Farmer: American Dream – the latest spin-off from the Professional Farmer series – takes you to a ranch set in the captivating landscapes of the Midwest. Surrounded by towering mountain ranges, build your dream as a rancher in America with lush fields as far as the eye can see!
TheNightfall – £35.99
You spend the first night alone in your new house! Darkness falls and a night begins that you have never experienced before. What begins with insomnia and a slight malaise becomes an absolute nightmare over time. This is a very special house that doesn’t just mean good to you! Will you be able to survive this night until dawn?
Five Nights at Freddy’s – £6.29
Welcome to your new summer job at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, where kids and parents alike come for entertainment and food as far as the eye can see! The main attraction is Freddy Fazbear, of course; and his two friends. They are animatronic robots, programmed to please the crowds! The robots’ behavior has become somewhat unpredictable at night however, and it was much cheaper to hire you as a security guard than to find a repairman.
Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 – £6.29
In Five Nights at Freddy’s 2, the old and aging animatronics are joined by a new cast of characters. They are kid-friendly, updated with the latest in facial recognition technology, tied into local criminal databases, and promise to put on a safe and entertaining show for kids and grown-ups alike!
Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 – £6.29
Thirty years after Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza closed its doors, the events that took place there have become nothing more than a rumor and a childhood memory, but the owners of “”Fazbear’s Fright: The Horror Attraction”” are determined to revive the legend and make the experience as authentic as possible for patrons, going to great lengths to find anything that might have survived decades of neglect and ruin.
Five Nights at Freddy’s 4 – £6.29
In this last chapter of the Five Nights at Freddy’s original story, you must once again defend yourself against Freddy Fazbear, Chica, Bonnie, Foxy, and even worse things that lurk in the shadows. Playing as a child whose role is yet unknown, you must safeguard yourself until 6am by watching the doors, as well as warding off unwanted creatures that may venture into your closet or onto the bed behind you.
League of the Shield – £6.29
League of the Shield is an arcade game for up to 4 players.
Defend your fortress against moving balls using your trustworthy shield. Try to beat every other player to be crowned king.
Deathtrap Dungeon Trilogy – £7.99
Play through three classic Fighting Fantasy gamebooks by author Ian Livingstone – Deathtrap Dungeon, Trial of Champions and Armies of Death.
Strike Force Kitty – £4.49
Strike Force Kitty is a humorous light platformer all about cats and kittens!
Command a squad of four cute kittens to save an adorable princess!
Train your tabbies into tigers and… power them up with 350+ costumes to gain super powers!
Happy Animals Bowling – £4.49
When nobody’s looking, animals love to come together and organize bowling tournaments. Yep, they just love bowling!
FoxyLand – £4.99
Help Foxy Fox on a dangerous journey to rescue his love, Jennie. Without your help, Foxy won’t be able to save her!
Embark on an adventure to rescue Jennie! Jump and dodge past challenging enemies and traps while collecting gems and cherries across 36 levels.
BLACKSAD: Under the Skin – £35.99
With its anthropomorphic characters and its incredible 1950s feel, BLACKSAD: Under the Skin promises all the eerily dark adventure of a detective novel, just like the eponymous comic book series.
Amazing Brick Breaker – £4.49
Enjoy easy game control, clear graphic, and the best strike!
Shoot the ball and destroy the brick. Colorful graphic expresses lively movement.
Find the best launch angle to smash all the bricks!
Nyan Cat: Lost in Space – £8.99
Race through the candy filled vastness of space with the internet’s #1 rainbow-riding nyan space cat in this casual platformer game.
Nyan Cat: Lost in Space allows you to take flight as the most celebrated rainbow-propelled cat in internet history. Guide Nyan Cat through infinite space avoiding evil cosmic horrors, such as space dogs, while collecting intergalactic sweets.
One-Way Ticket – £5.39
One-Way Ticket is a visual novel loosely based around actual events. A group of men and women, isolated at sea on a long-distance fishing vessel, suddenly find their very humanity at stake as crew members begin turning up dead.
Gemstone Keeper – £6.99
Gemstone Keeper is an action twin-stick roguelike shooter where a brave explorer can traverse a large and mystical cavern to search for rare and precious gemstones. The deeper an explorer goes into the caverns, the more valuable gemstones that can be found, however at the risk of facing more of the dangerous and hostile creatures that live there, including creatures that are larger than life.
Chaos on Deponia – £17.99
Chaos on Deponia turns out to be even wackier than its predecessor and instantly puts the player under its spell.
After the events on Deponia, it seems that Rufus came to his senses. He’s grown prudent, amicable, kind and caring, without any intention to cause major mayhem just to further his own selfish ends. It seems he is far from chaining himself to flaming saw blades, training torpedo-dolphins or foraging through platypus nests. Or is he?
Story of a Gladiator – £9.99
You are a common man who has lost everything in the war against the Roman empire. Your family is dead, your friends are dead, your house has been burned down and your land is now under Roman rule. Despite such misfortune you have managed to escape slavery or worse. You spend much of your time in the streets of Rome looking for some sort of meaning in your life and wondering why the gods have spared you. One day fate finally reveals itself, are you ready to accept it?
Real Heroes: Firefighter – £13.49
For the first time on Nintendo Switch, Real Heroes: Firefighter gives you a realistic point-of-view experience of the challenges firefighters face. Experience raging infernos and explosive environments in this truly unique action game. Use the firefighter tools of the trade, like axe, hose and saw to rescue survivors and control fires.
Widget Satchel – £13.49
You are Sprocket, an adorable ferret on a remote space station. Escape your playpen and make your way to the shuttlebay with the most stuff!
Widget Satchel is a thrilling adventure for one little thief, with fiendish puzzles, joyous platforming, and dozens of hidden collectables. As you stumble deeper though the station evading your human caretakers, you steal things like widgets and socks. And you stash them, because you’re a ferret.
Monster Jam Steel Titans – £26.99
Real Trucks. Real Action. Monster Jam! Monster Jam Steel Titans delivers the complete Monster Jam experience for everybody to enjoy!
All the trucks, stunts, stadiums, racing and massive air in one game! Play in various game modes including Stadium and outdoor Racing, various Stunt Challenges and Destruction modes!
Chameleon – £4.49
Play as one of four magical sisters as you battle to conquer your territory for the chance to play against the ultimate puzzle master! Utilize unique special moves, power ups, and combos to get one step closer to becoming the champion!
Pine – £19.49
Pine is an open world action adventure simulation game. Set in the beautiful world of Albamare, you take on the role of Hue, a smart young adult who will have to explore, trade, and fight his way through a vibrant world filled with creatures much smarter than humans.
G.R.E.E.N. THE LIFE ALG0R1THM – £10.99
Welcome to G.R.E.E.N. THE LIFE ALG0R1THM, an adventure through spectacular natural scenarios in which you will face the threats and challenges of lethal plants that dominate the earth. But beware, you can’t kill your enemies here, just petrify them and use them to your advantage, so choose wisely to survive.
Arcade Archives HYPER SPORTS – £6.29
“HYPER SPORTS” is a sports game released by KONAMI in 1984.
Compete for top place in a total of 7 events: swimming, clay shooting, vaulting horse, archery, triple jump, weight lifting, and pole vault.
Up to 4 players can play at once, in what is sure to be a great time!
Next week: Alien: Isolation, Assassin’s Creed: The Rebel Collection, Must Dash Amigos, Skellboy, Farming Simulator 20, JigSaw Solace, SIMULACRA, SaGa SCARLET GRACE: AMBITIONS, Tools Up!, EarthNight, Immortal Planet, Space Pioneer, Breathing Fear, NekoMiko, Defenders of Ekron: Definitive Edition, and Big Pharma.