Nintendo Switch

The Touryst

I can’t remember the last time a graphical effect made me double-take. But the light of the setting sun filtering through the palm trees on Ybiza did exactly that. The characters and scenery are pleasantly chunky, but belie what I assume is significant technical whizz-bangery to make it...
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Freedom Finger

There’s a lot going on in Freedom Finger. It’s a shoot ’em up, sure. But it has at least three unique selling points: the mechanics, the presentation, and the music. The first two are connected: your ship is a hand giving it the middle finger, which gives us...
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7

Six months in Hyrule

After 75 hours, on and off over six months, I finally completed The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. But I still can’t decide what I think of it. It must have done something right: I’m not sure I’ve ever played a game for 75 hours. Super...

How Switch Got My Groove Back

For a few years I stopped gaming. There were a few reasons. A new relationship meant that I just didn’t have much alone time anymore (and my other half didn’t really care about any game that wasn’t Zuma), I’d started getting into modern boardgames instead, but mainly I...

Nintendo need to reseal

There are a few different origin stories for the ‘Nintendo Seal of Quality’ found on Nintendo games. One of the theories states that after the American video games ‘crash’ of 1983, Nintendo wanted to reassure purchasers that what they would receive would work. Too many games on other...