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FIRE EMBLEM 30TH ANNIVERSARY - "SCALPER HELL": STORY OF A COLLECTOR

This is not a full blown review for the NES game Fire Emblem Shadow Dragon & The Blade of Light, which has been available on the Nintendo Switch e-shop since last April 2020. It was a temporary release, so it is not available anymore, I grabbed it just before the store ended on 31st march and tried playing it. But to be honest, the game has not aged well, and I could not get through. And that is coming from a diehard Fire Emblem fan.

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WEEKLY TOP 3 RELEASES

  • Tasomachi: Behind the Twilight

    Yukumo is a young girl who travels around in her airship. When visiting a particular town her airship suddenly breaks down. She decides to explore the town to search for parts for repair; however, the town has fallen silent with no trace of the people who live there.

    Action / Adventure
    Orbital Express & Playism
    PC
    April 14, 2021

  • Stitchy in Tooki Trouble

    You play as Stitchy, a dedicated scarecrow, on a platforming quest to recover your stolen corn from the troublesome wooden Tooki! Enjoy the striking art style as you ride minecarts, dodge chunky wooden piranha, and fight enormous bosses as you try to recover every stolen piece of corn!

    Action / Platform
    Polygoat
    Switch
    April 15, 2021

  • Battle Axe

    Retro gamers rejoice! For a call is sent out to champions across the land pleading with them to put a end an evil rule. An elf, a wizard and a marauder answer the call. Join this band of heroes on their quest the vanquish evil from the land and defeat Etheldred once and for all!

    Action / Adventure
    Henk Nieborg & Numbskull Games
    Switch
    April 16, 2021






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  • Outriders Outriders is a chaotic shooter made by People Can Fly and Square Enix. For me, this game seemingly came out of nowhere, which is always a nice surprise. The question is: was it really the nice surprise I hoped it would be? We will find out the answer to that question a little further on in this review. So, let's dive in!

  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 & 2 How do you remake a game that's spent 20 years at the pinnacle of what this industry has to offer? I mean, the original Pro Skater 2 isn't just considered as one of the greatest skateboarding/sport games ever made; it's literally amongst the top three highest-rated video games of all time on Metacritic. You'd probably be better off cutting your losses and photocopying Starry Night at this point, right?

  • Harvest Moon: One World Since a couple of weeks I can call myself the proud owner of a Nintendo Switch. My wife is super happy with it as well, which sometimes is a bit unfortunate for me, because now we both want some playtime on this awesome console. Last week, I had to baby-sit my sister in law's dog and like the ninja-pro that I am, I surreptitiously took the Nintendo Switch with me, so I could spend some quality game time alone and play the latest Harvest Moon game (after I finished walking and playing with the dog, of course).

  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Heart of the Forest So either I am a fool, or I just really like werewolf games. Last month I reviewed Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood for the PS4. And I was slightly befuddled by the type of game it turned out to be. As I mentioned in that review, I was expecting something completely different, hence was caught off guard, but pleasantly surprised, by the game it turned out to be.

  • Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & The Secret Fairy This game doesn't take the traditional approach to sequels, it takes the much better approach in my opinion. It creates an entirely new story with brand new areas to explore and things to do. The only returning parts of the mix are the amazing characters. And boy did they take "character growth" literally...

  • Immortals Fenyx Rising - A New God DLC It has been a while since we first met Fenyx and roamed around the Greek lands, solving intricate puzzles and slaying hordes of evil beasts in service to the gods. So, it is about time to return to ancient Greece and see how Fenyx is doing, wouldn't you agree? And there's more reason than ever to do so, because Ubisoft just released the very first DLC for Immortals: Fenyx Rising, called A New God!

  • Renature The first board game review of the year is a refreshing one, as we are going to reclaim na-ture in Renature. We played the digital version of the game on last year's Spiel.Digital and we really liked it, mostly because we got a friendly explanation and had a really good time playing it. So it might not come as a big surprise that we tried to get a copy of the game, to review the actual production version and see if it could meet the high expectations we had.

  • Loot hero DX In medieval times, in a distant land, far from here, a big bad red dragon has been terrorizing the locals. Through its magical powers, evil monsters have gathered in its wake and are taking over this once beautiful and peaceful community. There has to be someone who can stop this evil menace once and for all, but where is he? (enter heroic shot of a 8 x 12 pixel knight ). Ah there you are. Thank god someone can take up this fight against evil, and maybe slay the big bad red dragon.