With a relatively slow January ( I guess Blue Monday has its effect on the gaming industry too? ) things are picking up: February has a big title coming with Level 5’s Snack World, and some other interesting titles too!
Not all games to be released are on here. Alternatively you will see games that the big gaming sites don’t mention. These are the games that we are taking notice of, and if given half a chance, you can expect reviews for many of them! Unless I have some personal experience with the game mentioned, the descriptions are mostly from the Nintendo website.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics – February 4
In this turn-based tactics RPG you will lead a fledgling resistance of Gelfling against their oppressive overlords, the Skeksi. The title might sound familiar: this is the game based on the grim-and-whimsical world of the original movie and the Netflix series. With 14 playable characters you build your own teams and devise winning strategies.
Ben reviewed the game, find it here.
Code: Realize -Guardian of Rebirth – February 6
Code: Realize tells a highly romantic story of a heroin who meets several dashing young men. All have very different characteristics, and by choosing one of them you will get a unique storyline. The story starts at a decrepit old mansion, quite eerie in the dark, where a beautiful girl named Cardia sits, surrounded by dolls….. That should get your attention! I’ve played the game before on Vita, here are my thoughts about it back then.
Ash reviewed the game as well, on Switch. Her review is here.
Knights and Bikes – February 6
You’ll play as Nessa & Demelza as they explore an ancient island with their pet goose Captain Honkers, riding and upgrading their bikes on a quest for answers.
As the story unfolds they’ll face hazards, puzzles, and the gathering forces of an ancient curse with their growing collection of frisbees, water-balloons, toilet-plungers, and a boom-box loud enough to wake the undead.
Help me Doctor – February 10
The Doctor’s job is to diagnose patients and this is not as easy as it might seem. First of all, our doctor must always be careful with the documenation, signatures etc. Throughout the game he is carefully monitored by the crooked Ministry of Health.
When there is a patient in front of our desk, he mentions three symptoms of the many diseases. Rubber teeth, nicely smelling farts, soap bubbles coming out of nose? The player is put with the task to associate these symptoms to a particular disease. Do you bet on quality? Carefully looking at each patient, or the quantity, to earn as much cash as you can.
And….Will you accept a bribe? Will you let a VIP patient come first? You’ll decide what kind of doctor you’ll become.
Glass Masquerade 2: Illusions – February 13
The first Glass Masquerade game, released a year ago on the Nintendo Switch. Looking beautiful, it is an artistic puzzle game inspired by Art Deco and stained-glass artisans of the 20th century. In the second game you can once again dive into the stained-glass fragments and solve over 30 even more intricate puzzles.
Paula played the first game back then, and reviewed Illustrations for us. Check it out here.
UnderHero – February 13
Underhero is an RPG-platformer where the chosen hero has failed, and an underling of the evil king reluctantly takes his place as the new hero. Use timing-based combat to defeat enemies as you venture across the land, face off against quirky bosses, and save the Chestnut Kingdom from your own evil boss, Mr Stitches!
Snack World: The Dungeon Crawl Gold – February 14
Already available for some time in Japan on the 3DS and Switch, the Snack World finally gets its Western release. Made by Level 5 in an art style that very much resembles Fantasy Life, so it should be great! So, what’s it about?
Snack Worlds set in a traditional fantasy world combined with convenience stores, smartphones, and other elements of the modern world. It revolves around the adventures of Chup, a wandering hero with a strong sense of justice, who is determined to get revenge against Large-Scale Leisure Facilities after it destroyed his village in response to the villagers refusing to allow eviction of the village by the former.
Madly in love with King Papaya’s daughter, Princess Melonia, he fulfills her selfish wishes by going on quests, accompanied by an inelegant witch, Mayonna, a muscular warrior, Béarnaise, a goblin-like creature, Gobsan and a female pig-nosed dragon, Francene.
Ciel Fledge – February 21
Management game Ciel Fledge is about raising an adopted daughter in a future world that still has hope. You have to take care of Ciel until she reaches adulthood and becomes ready to leave the nest.
Set in the year 3716, humanity lives under constant risk of ruin from a colossal alien threat known as “GIGANT”. Fleeing its destruction, a mysterious young girl arrives on ARK-3, a magnificent city built in the sky.
Tower of Babel – no mercy – February 21
Tower of Babel is a multiplayer physics-based tower building game. You and your friends will have to build a tower together. But beware! Who makes the tower collapse loses the game. Build with caution then cast magic spells to support your friends moves!
Ash tried it with her friends, and her review is here!
Brief battles – February 21
Another party game that Chloe gets to try out with friends. With no doubt lots of puns and humour to share. Brief Battles brings beat-em-up action to your screen in a party game with a cheeky twist: It’s all about the undies! Start hilarious battles with nothing but your buns to slam and squish those in your sights. Scramble to grab super-powered undies to embrace the power of the butt and gain an underwear-fueled edge over your friends, as you strive to prove who has the mightiest buns.
Chloe reviewed the party game, you can find it here.
Two Point Hospital – February 25
In this management game, you design your own hospital, place decorative object and improve patient happiness to keep those end of year awards rolling in. You have to battle a range of highly unusual illnesses, the likes of which you’ve never seen before. Ilnesses like Light-headedness, Premature Mummification and Cubism!
To do this you have to train your staff, upgrade machines, research new cures and spread your healthcare organisation across the whole of Two Point County. Certainly sounds like my kinda game!
Rune Factory 4 S – February 25
The 3DS game Rune Factory 4 has had a remake, and is coming to the Switch! You farm, to earn money and to get ingredients. But you battle too, exploring area after area gathering materials and fighting enemies. And with those crops and materials you can earn money, needed to buy a forge to make your weapons better. Or you can buy a stove and use the ingredients to make potions to sustain you in battle.
Rune Factory games, to me, are the perfect combination of farming and questing, and Rune Factory 4 is no exception!