Halloween is over, November is here. The clock has been set back one hour, which means it’s dark even earlier at night. And with the way the world is at the moment, with a new Covid wave hitting us, there’s not much to do but stay at home. A good time for gaming, so let’s see what games the Switch has to offer!
Mind you, 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! It should be noted that unless I have some personal experience with the game mentioned, there’s a link to the descriptions on the Nintendo website.
Bakugan: Champions of Vestoria – November 3
Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia is an all-new action role-playing game with an original story that expands on the hit TV series and brings the Bakugan universe to the Nintendo Switch for the very first time. The adventure takes players on the ultimate Bakugan journey as they befriend powerful creatures known as Bakugan, gear up and customize Bakugan teams for fiercely strategic battles, and master their skills to become the Champion of Vestroia. Players can also play online in head-to-head multiplayer.
Glenn Heather is made a review for the game, find it here.
Café Enchanté – November 5
When Kotone inherits her grandfather’s Tokyo café, she discovers the shop holds more secrets than anyone could imagine. The café is a meeting spot for beings from multiple, mystical worlds. You’ll meet the king of demons, a humanoid beast, a fallen angel, and more. Add to that government agents monitoring non-human activities showing up at your door, your new café is about to become a lot more colorful.
I’m checked out this visual novel at the moment, so here’s my review!
My Little Dog Adventure – November 5
In Little Dog Adventure you play as a little dog that discovers the world on its mission to find its way back home. It’s a short emotional story-driven exploration game that will keep you interested with an immersive story and lovable characters.
Tens! – November 5
Do you love a good numbers puzzler? Good. You may be interested in the pretty dice game TENS!. Originally released on mobile and ported to the Nintendo Switch TENS! is an addictive and fun combination of Sudoku-style number puzzle.
Paula reviewed Tens! and gave it our highest praise (find it here)
Iris and the Giant – November 5
Iris and the Giant is a fusion of a collectible card game with RPG and roguelike elements. You play as Iris, who must brave her fears in her imaginary world. Behind the game’s unique minimalist art style players will explore a touching story of a young woman facing her inner demons and soothing the raging giant inside.
Memoranda – November 6
Memoranda is a game about forgetting and being forgotten!
A point and click adventure game with magic realism elements that tells the story of a young woman who gradually realizes that she is forgetting her own name. But is she really losing her memory, or is there something else that could explain the strange situation?
The beautiful hand-drawn adventure takes place in a quiet little town where a few ordinary people live together with some more unusual characters. From a World War II veteran to an elephant taking shelter in a man’s cottage hoping to become a human, everyone in Memoranda has one thing in common: they are all on the verge of losing something. It could be a name, a loved one or even their own sanity!
Let’s see if Abbi held on to her own sanity, her review is here.
Tropico 6 – November 11
Prove yourself once again as a feared dictator or peace-loving statesman on the island state of Tropico and shape the fate of your nation through four distinctive eras. Face new challenges on the international stage and always keep the needs of your people in mind.
Manage extensive archipelagos, build bridges to connect your islands and use new means of transportation and infrastructure. Send your Tropicans on raids to steal the wonders of the world, including the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower. Customize your palace at will and give election speeches from your balcony, to win the favor of your subjects.”
Our strategy games specialist Paula is played the game, her review is here!
Linelight – November 12
Linelight is an elegant, minimalist puzzle game set in a universe of lines. Its puzzles will awake your mind as the music flows through your body, gifting you a soft, relaxing euphoria. Linelight is for players of any age or level of experience.
James puzzled his way through, his review can be found here.
Kingdom Hearts – Melody of Memory – November 13
A game the fans are waiting for: you can play as famililar faces from the KINGDOM HEARTS series, including Disney guest characters who will appear to lend you a hand.
Enjoy a massive variety of music from both the KINGDOM HEARTS series and Disney, with a collection of over 140 songs. Dive into rhythm-action gameplay with memorable tunes in this can’t-miss musical journey!
Unhatched – November 13
Unhatched is a story driven card game with a unique mechanic where every card has different effects depending on how you swipe it. You’ll play as a dragon trainer reclaiming their freedom through a pact with a mysterious rescuer. What starts innocently with opening a jar of pickles, will end up testing the limits of your wit and bond you create with your dragon!
Build your deck on the fly, pick and choose from over 200 cards (such as Dragon Breath, Grappling Hook and Pickle), each one with different mechanics, and experience an intriguing story that unfolds based on your choices!
Paula checked it out, her review is here.
Sakuna: of Rice and Ruin – November 20
Glenn Heather made their first impressions of Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin which you can find here and they liked it. The conclusion for now is that there is definitely a lot to love for fans of action-adventure games and people who enjoy farming simulator games. There is also a lot to love for people who enjoy Japanese Mythology as the game does base itself in that particular mythology.
Rio is looked at the game, her full review is here!
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity – November 20
Travel into Hyrule’s past and fight to prevent the kingdom’s destruction in action game Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity!
Unfolding a century before the events of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the fate of Hyrule hangs in the balance. Lead your forces onto the battlefield, then battle against the might of Calamity Ganon in the ultimate struggle for survival.
Zelda fan Paula reviewed the game here.
Tracks-Toybox Edition – November 24
Tracks-Toybox Edition is a sandbox toy train track builder in the manner of old wooden toy trains. The main aspect of Tracks is relaxing, building worlds around intricate tracks. It’s toy trains without any restrictions or the cost of building, with plenty of scenery items to let your creativity go wild in worlds that look like model train sets.
One of Paula’s younger Grandsons has a wooden train set just like this, which they have played with for many hours together. So, of course, she just had to review the game! Find her review here.
Out of Space – November 25
A nice looking strategy co-op is coming called Out of Space: Couch Edition. The game invites you to move into a new home with your friends – in space! Clean up, furnish the rooms and work out housekeeping systems, all while trying to get rid of pesty alien critters that are ruining your plans for a dream home.
As a couch-fun game, Out of Space: Couch Edition offer short sessions so easy that anyone can just grab a controller and have fun immediately. Each match starts in a procedurally generated spaceship house that will demand your best planning and teamwork skills to become clean and comfy. You and your friends will need to generate resources, recycle trash and alien goo, buy and build new technologies, and take care of one another if you ever want to call home the mess that you got into.
My Aunt is a Witch – November 25
My Aunt is a Witch is a Visual Novel full of adventures and quests in the world of magic where you have an incredible chance to become an apprentice of a most peculiar and charismatic witch!
You play as a boy named Thomas, who has had a difficult life after his mother passed away. Thomas finds himself in a situation whereby his father has married a woman named Sophia who can’t stand her stepson. After 12-year-old Thomas’s stepmother throws him out of the house so he decides to visit his aunt. That’s where the story kicks off.
Paula reviewed the game, find it here.