Indie Games

Top 10 Best Metroidvanias on Switch

Hollow Knight Switch physical with manual and map of Hallownest

Since the announcement of Metroid Dread, I’ve been on a huge Metroid kick! I just finished replaying the “main” series (ending with the spectacular Metroid Fusion, my favorite GBA game). What’s next while I wait for October 8th? An excellent Metroidvania, of course! I’ve been playing Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights and am absolutely …

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Ranking the Shantae games

All five Shantae game cases for Switch, with Shantae Limited Run trading cards for Shantae and Risky's Revenge

The time is right for ranking the Shantae games since I finally received my epic physical order from Limited Run! I’m more of a recent convert to the series, but have loved catching up on all the games the past few months. If you’re unfamiliar, the Shantae titles are generally some hybrid of platformer and …

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Kaze and the Wild Masks Review

Kaze and the Wild Masks running on Switch, Switch case, and vegetables on the side

If you’re a fan of old-school platformers like Donkey Kong Country, then stick with me for this Kaze and the Wild Masks review! I’ve always adored quality platforming games. The Mario series has long been one of my favorites, but I actually hold the Donkey Kong Country games in even higher regard! So when one …

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Cyber Shadow (Switch) Review

Cyber Shadow on Switch with colorful joy cons around it

With all that’s been going on recently getting ready for our move, the release of Cyber Shadow came out of nowhere for me! Published by Yacht Club Games (Shovel Knight), the game was impressively created by the one-man team of Mechanical Head Studios. I downloaded it shortly after launch on my Switch and had a …

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Spiritfarer Review

Spiritfarer for Switch with a candle and yellow wreath

“A cozy management game about dying” is perhaps my favorite tagline for a game ever. And it really is an apt description for Spiritfarer, a lovely indie game from Thunder Lotus that I recently completed on my Switch! (I enjoyed it so much that I added it to my top 10 best games of 2020 …

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Top 10 Best Games of 2020

Final Fantasy VII Remake Deluxe Edition

We all know that 2020 has been nothing short of horrible, for so many reasons. But there is at least one bright spot: a lot of fantastic video games were released! I know I’m not alone in being grateful for games in a time of quarantine and such anxiety. They’ve really helped me manage stress …

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