Hello there, my dear Patron! Nice to see you here in our latest Newsletter looking back at all that happened on the site since then, starting March 8th until March 14th of 2021.
So if you haven’t had time to read in the past weeks, here’s all that was published, all wrapped in a nice package. So get yourself a cup of coffee (or tea of course), kick back and enjoy!
Sokodice Review (Nintendo Switch) – Two Thumbs Up!
Puzzle game (US $5.99 | UK £4.49 | EU € 4,99)
Paula: Sokodice is an entertaining puzzle game. With just the right amount of challenge that requires thought and a little strategy to complete the puzzles.
With 100 plus puzzles to finish, Sokodice will give you plenty of dice moving, brain-twisting hours of enjoyment. It would also be a good game to play a few stages of while you are commuting to work using the portability of the Nintendo Switch.
GraviFire Review (Nintendo Switch) – We Like It a Lot
Puzzle Game (US $4.99 | UK £4.49 | EU € 4,99)
Paula: Gravifire is an enjoyable gravity-based puzzle game. We have seen this type of puzzle mechanic of moving blocks before in other puzzle games. However, adding gravity into the puzzles gives Gravifire an extra twist.
For fans of the puzzle genre, you will find an interesting and easy to control game in Gravifire for a few hours of quality playtime.
Sir Lovelot Review (Nintendo Switch) – We Like It a Lot
Arcade Platformer (US $9.99 | UK £8.99 | EU €9,99)
James: Sir Lovelot is a nice little pixel platformer that I ended up enjoying a lot more than I expected. The silly premise, cute graphics and forgiving gameplay just won me over and I found it hard to put this game down at times.
It won’t suit everyone but for me, Sir Lovelot took a flower to my heart and I was sold.
Dreaming Sarah Review (Nintendo Switch) – We Like It a Lot
Adventure Platformer (US $4.99 | UK £4.99 | EU € 4,99)
James: Dreaming Sarah won’t appeal to everyone. This is a game where you grab a good drink, sit down on your favourite comfy chair and just get immersed in, then probably never touch again. But for the price of entry, it’s worth a shot.
Maybe it was the music, the subtle but effective details or maybe just because the game spoke to me in ways I didn’t expect. But Dreaming Sarah was an experience that moved me. A weird but memorable experience I don’t think I’ll be forgetting anytime soon.
Cave Bad Review (Nintendo Switch) – We Like It
Roguelike Action Arcade (US $4.99 | UK £4.49 | EU € 4,99)
James: For the most part Cave Bad is a pretty fun rogue-like light game to enjoy if you don’t have a lot of time on your hands or are looking for a nice casual gaming experience. However, for someone that’s played an absurd amount of rogue-like games I did find this experience a little too easy and lacked that incentive to replay it over and over.
It’s got the looks, the sounds and even the ingredients for a cool retro style game but could do with a little more challenge.
Harvest Moon: One World Review (Nintendo Switch) – We Like It
Farming simulation (US $49.99 | UK £39.99 | EU € 49,99)
Yvonne: The question on a lot of farming fan’s mind is: Is it as good as as Story of Seasons games? No it’s not. In comparison the world feels empty and the characters a bit flat. The dating scene could use some sprucing up too. But judged on its own by this farming simulation fan I can honestly say I enjoyed it. The developers tried out some novel ideas, like the Expando-Farm. And not having to bother with scrolling through your pocket for the right tool: the game always does the right action at the right time. An excellent range of various crops and a new way to get your seeds. The farming itself really felt fresh to me.
So even though I wonder if the price point isn’t a bit high and the opinions on the internet vary quite a bit on Harvest Moon: One World I must say it kept me playing for quite some hours. But I want to add, keeping my comments above in mind, the game should have been offered at a significant lower price point than the competition’s game.
DOTORI Review (Nintendo Switch) – We Like It
Action Platformer (US $11.99 | UK £8.99 | EU €11,99)
James: While it’s graphics are cute DOTORI ended up being severely disappointing. The controls are slow and clunky and the game feels mediocre overall. Maybe with some patching, it could become more appealing. But in its current state, I would say this is one for the dedicated platform fan only, who has exhausted all other options on Switch.
Elena: Square Enix’s latest game-in-progress, Project Triangle Strategy (a working title), is available as a demo on Nintendo’s eShop. Can we call it Octopath-meets-Tactics?
Check out James’ Early Impressions of World Splitter. A Platformer with fuzzy monsters and reality bending puzzles. World Splitter is looking to launch on all platforms including Nintendo Switch later this year.
Editorials and News
Jonah makes his thoughts known about the rumoured Nintendo Switch Pro.
This brought a smile to my face: Happy memories of our first ever visit to a Build-a-Bear Workshop long ago.Soon, there will be AC NH animals.
Find out why Paula is a sucker for any game with reptiles as the lead character, in the latest Gaming Ramblings!
As we always do when we love a game, we make a guide. Here’s our Beginners Guide with tips to get you started with this game.