Fall, or Autumn: no matter how you call it, but it’s very clear to see outside. Leaves are turning color, early dark outside and pumpkins seem to sprout up next to front doors here in town. 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.
Warsaw is a turn based strategy game set in Polands capital city during WWII. A area of many may not be familiar with. You play as the Polish Uprising struggling under insurmountable odds. The Nazi forces are invading and the odds are not in your favour. Victory is most certainly not assured but you and your team will desperately fight for freedom and protect the residents of Warsaw at all costs. The game has a beautiful hand drawn art style. There is a general sense of sadness and hopeless from the characters expressions even from the enemy soldiers. The city of Warsaw is a unkind and horrible place to explore ravaged but the brutality of war.
When a mysterious illness befalls the queen of the Eagle Kingdom, a famous healer is summoned to Eagle Castle to examine her. The Healer’s quest takes a sudden turn when the infant prince vanishes under mysterious circumstances. The queen is accused of practicing dark magic and thrown into the prison tower.
According to the kingdom’s law, sorcery is a crime punishable by death. The desperate King, believing his wife is innocent, begs the healer to find a way to exonerate the queen. The protagonist has only one day to reach the ruins of the Swan Kingdom and unravel the mystery behind the ruling family’s curse. Only then will she manage to find the young heir to the throne and save the queen from her execution.
An interesting story to this adventure Point & Click, I hope we can bring our review to you!
Lily has never been quite like other people. Since she was a child, her wild imagination and strong memory have given her the talent to create her own home. A place in her mind away from the dangers of the world, to keep her dreams and memories safe. But during a night out with her friends, something happened. Something terrible and now her life has changed forever. Help Lily use her imagination to unlock her memories and relive the events of that night.
Play through 103 simply by looking at objects to piece the story together. The more that you observe the environment, the more you understand. Primary instructions and simple riddles are given through two picture frames which direct you to progress.
103 focuses on having a smaller, detailed environment that you can explore. Read messages, solve puzzles, view pictures and objects as well as experience events and encounter characters that all help you understand what happened.
Has there ever been a more famous series of detective books? The ABC Murders, of course, features the world famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. He’s up against a mysterious opponent who goes by the name of “ABC”. And now it’s coming to us in a Switch game.
You will have to explore many crime scenes in various cities set in beautiful surroundings across the United Kingdom. Leave no stone unturned when it comes to cross examinations and deadly puzzles!
Observe, question and explore everything possible in order to make the smartest deductions and understand the murderer’s plans!
Paula was investigating, her review is here!
The official digital adaptation of Jamey Stegmaier’s board game – Charterstone! This is a campaign strategy game with high replayability, where players build the new Eternal City. You do this by adding buildings, each of which provides you an opportunity to place a worker. New buildings are unlocked and along the way new information and opportunities present themselves.
The campaign is divided into a series of separate games. Each game will have its own unique rule and bonus objective. Each game will build upon the previous one and add something new! Your decisions and play style will affect the progress and the end of the campaign. What’s more, there are no negative interactions between players. In other words, you score points on the back of your own strategy, not by undermining your opponents.
Without any experience of the board game, Paula looked at this Digital Edition: her review is here.
A mud-based puzzle game where you arrange snake-like capes of chivalrous knights to cover puddles and other hazards. Help the nobles to reach their goal in this lighthearted medieval mindmuck!
Piofiore: Fated Memories is a visual romance novel, that follows Liliana Adornato in the 1920’s. Liliana was raised in the church of an Italian town in Burlone, Italy. The game touches on a few sensitive topics like drug abuse and women trafficking in some of the story lines which is why the game is rated M in America.
Caroline reviewed the game, her review is here.
Ghost of a Tale is an action-RPG game which you play as Tilo, a mouse and minstrel caught up in a perilous adventure. The game takes place in a medieval world populated only by animals and puts an emphasis on immersion and exploration. It features stealth elements, disguises, conversations with allies and enemies, and quests.
Explore the secrets of Dwindling Heights Keep and navigate its dangers. Tilo is not much of a fighter, so stealth and nimbleness are your allies when confronted with enemies twice your size. Talk to the characters you meet and leave no stone unturned in your quest fo find Merra, your true love…
Paula helped Tilo out, find her review here.
I Am Dead is a charming puzzle adventure game from the creators of Hohokum and Wilmot’s Warehouse about exploring the afterlife.
Morris Lupton is the recently-deceased museum curator of the tiny island of Shelmerston who is reunited with the ghost of his dog Sparky, only to discover that a disaster is about to destroy his beloved island. Together, they must uncover Shelmerston’s ancient mysteries, prevent the island’s volcano from erupting, and save the place they call home.
Morris and Sparky must unearth a number of Shelmerston’s lost and scattered ghosts. To find them, the duo must visit the places they spent time in, dive inside the memories of the people who knew them best, and learn the stories of their lives.
Aery – Sky Castle is a very unique flight game featuring a little bird that discovers an unknown world full of beauty and dreamy landscapes, little environmental riddles, and other surprises. It’s a story-driven adventure to discover and rescue a broken world.
The game has relatively slow pacing as it is meant to help people to enjoy and relax after a day full of hassle.
In this strategy simulation game, Game Dev Tycoon, lets you experience game development history first-hand, from the passionate garage development of the 80s to the AAA studios of today. It’s up to you to hire the best team, create the best games and research the best tech to make your mark on the industry.
A turn based-tactical RPG about a group of troublesome magic students. Use timing mechanics to power your spells and block attacks, explore the twisted halls of a vast magic school, fight challenging monsters and bosses, find tons of hidden treasure, and uncover dark secrets never meant to be found.
Bond with a baby falcon and go on an adventure. Falcon Age is a first-person, single-player action adventure where you’ll play as Ara in her fight to reclaim her cultural legacy in the lost art of falcon hunting against a force of automated colonizers.
Rio raised her own falcon, her review is here.
In this Sandbox game you find yourself on an island that will change with day/night cycles as you explore and uncover its secrets. Hunt (or be hunted by!) animals for food and meet the local inhabitants, who aren’t necessarily pleased to see you. Get quests from a Mysterious Stranger or find them washed up on the shore. Prepare to trek into the wilderness, with a variety of biomes, for an adventure that’s unique to every player. You can even play with friends to gain loot, trade and ultimately survive together and as you and up to three fellow castaways explore an island paradise.
Paula is triedto survive, her review is here!
Röki is a gorgeous adventure game heavily inspired by Scandinavian folklore. It features a beautifully designed world that is compelling but dark too. Though it looks like a children’s book, the storyline delves into themes of wonder, grief, love and loss. You’ll find exploration, great design and tricky puzzle.
Paula checks out the game, her review is here.
The game is an upgraded version of the second game in the Shantae series, once again putting players in control of Shantae, the Half-Genie heroine, who’s on a mission to stop her scheming nemesis, the nefarious lady pirate Risky Boots. To do so, Shantae will explore a variety of environments (including deserts, forests, and undersea caverns), transform into creatures with unique abilities, encounter hilarious NPCs, and confront the dastardly Barons of Sequin Land, all accompanied by spectacular multilayered pixel-art graphics and a fantastic soundtrack.
This version will have enhancements over the classic 2010 DSi Ware release, including improved navigation features, HD character portraits, and an unlockable Magic Mode.
Paige gave the game a spin, her review is here.
Yep, you read that right. Panties! On October 16, the package Prinny 1+ 2 Exploded and Reloaded is coming to the Switch. Looking at the Prinnys I don’t think there’s any way they can put them on, but well. Here is what it’s about:
The mysterious Phantom Thief has stolen Master Etna’s…um, unmentionables, and the Prinny horde must once again step up to retrieve them! Hip Pound your way through chaotic stages full of devilish foes, and build up the Combo Gauge to unleash powerful moves like Prinny Cyclone and Prinnykaze.
James worked hard on his reviews. Find them here:
A gunshot rattles the house and now your owners are dead; clearly murdered. But why? And where’s the culprit? These answers won’t be easy to come by, especially because you’re the family cat! Guided by the omniscient Narrator, play as the feline hero Theo as he embarks on an epic adventure to solve the crime and exact revenge on the evildoers.
The quest will take you through more than 70 bespoke levels, each an escape room puzzle with unique hazards, and an intriguing, fully voiced narrative full of twists and turns. With gorgeously stylized visuals, more than 180 hidden collectibles scattered across the mysterious labs of Bright Paw Industries, and an ambient soundtrack, this logic puzzler is sure to tease your brain and keep you smiling.
LUNA The Shadow Dust is a fully hand-animated puzzle adventure, brought to life through wordless storytelling, beautiful cinematics and a breathtaking original soundtrack.
The 2D platformer genre has garnered a lot of love from the indie scene over the years with great successes. However, you don’t often see a lot of 3D titles, you know the ones that tickle the nostalgia bones from the PS2 era. Pumpkin Jack comes along to haunt us this Halloween to prove to gamers young and old that the 3D platform genre is far from dead.
James reviewed the game, find that here.
Create and manage your own fashion store: decorate your showroom to match your personality, welcome customers and help them find the perfect outfit. The more customers you attract, the more you can expand and improve your shop!
Design the fashion collection of your dreams: pick up the shapes, patterns and materials you need to create thousands of own clothing items. You even get to cut and sew them yourself. Your shop, your rules, your signature look!
Display your clothes, take pictures with supermodels and publish them on social media to attract prestigious clients. If you gather enough attention, you may even be invited to fashion shows in Paris, Milan, Moscow and more international cities!
Did you ever play any of the earlier titles of Oddworld, a long running game franchise by developer Oddworld Inhabitants? The first game was released in 1997 on the PlayStation. And after the fourth game being on the Switch (Oddworld Strangers Wrath), the fifth one, New and Tasty, is coming to our favorite handheld as well. It was first released on the WiiU, but in October it’s being re-released on the Switch.
Meet Abe, a Mudokon. Mudokons are a peaceful species, but when Abe discovers that their enemy the Glukkons are turning Mudokons into tinned food he sets out to recuse his buddies from RuptureFarms.
Paula is having fun with Abe, her review is here.
Tanimura Mitsuki, our twenty-three year old protagonist has moved from rural Aomori, Japan all the way to Kawasaki which lies on the western shore of Tokyo Bay.
Mitsuki had plans to move to the city and go to university right after graduating from high school, but fate had other plans for him. Extenuating circumstances keep Mitsuki from leaving the sticks… until now.
Ash reviewed this visual novel, find her review here.
Command a capable crop of tiny creatures and explore a hostile planet in this exciting blend of action and strategy. Use each Pikmin type’s unique skills to overcome obstacles and open up a diverse world around you. Seek out valuable items, solve puzzles and overcome powerful creatures in a richly detailed world full of surprises!
I played this game on my WiiU inspiring me to write this:
I hadn’t expected to like it quite as much as I did. I should have seen it coming though, as a big part of the game is time management and finding the best way to make the most out of a day of problem solving. And I love my time management games! What I didn’t expect though is that I really felt for the little guys. And there’s my problem.
I suspect most people approach the game with a feeling of having expendable resources. When Pikmin die, they just make new ones. I tried to steel my heart too, but I just couldn’t. I even restarted a day because I couldn’t get the last straggling Pikmin to the ship in time, condemning them to being eating by a giant ladybug. The heart wrenching cries when you see their little ghosts float away….
Truly, one of my absolute favourites! Paula has bought the game (again, lol) her review is here!