The Latest Articles by Skylar DeWeese

Joe Dever's Lone Wolf

Review: Joe Dever’s Lone Wolf – Choose Your Own Adventure

Joe Dever’s Lone Wolf is based on Joe Dever’s classic choose-your-own-adventure series that started back in 1984. Since then there’ve been 29 entries in his series.

How does this book series translate into a video game adaptation? Through smartphones of course! Joe Dever’s Lone Wolf is a smartphone game that was ported to the Nintendo Switch with essentially all the same kinds of phone gestures. So, how do these phone controls translate to the switch? Let’s find out!

Yooka Laylee

Review: Yooka-Laylee – Neo-Rarism at its Most Mediocre

Last year saw a return to 3D platforming in video games. Games like A Hat in Time and Super Mario Odyssey. But, there’s one game that I’m forgetting; one game that deserved at least some attention. Oh yeah, Yooka-Laylee.

Many consider Yooka-Laylee to be a Kickstarter failure, a poor excuse for a modern era Banjo-Kazooie game. But, does it deserve the hate, or could there be a gem underneath all the negativity? Let’s find out.

World to the West

Review: World to the West – How the West Was Won

World to the West is a sequel to one of Rain Games’s other games called Teslagrad, which released on the Switch late last year. While Teslagrad was a 2D magnet based platformer, World to the West is more akin to a 2D Zelda adventure.

Because World to the West is incredibly similar to a 2D Zelda title, it’s really hard not to draw comparisons between the two. However, allow me to shed some light on what is unique about our little journey to the West.

Teslagrad

Review: Teslagrad – The Power of Magnetism in the Palm of Your Hand

Teslagrad is a puzzle platformer that feels like something between Metroid and Mario. It’s a ton of fun to play and unexpectedly enjoyable.

But, how does it hold up to other games on the market right now? Is it worth the money to experience the game? Let’s find out.

1-2 Switch

Review: 1-2 Switch – Why Didn’t this Come with the Switch?

Oh, the joys of Black Friday! The marvelous time of year where people kill each other to get a few dollars off a desired guilty pleasures. What was my guilty pleasure you ask? Well, I thought I’d pick up 1-2 Switch for cheap since I had a $20 gift card at Bestbuy and they were selling it half off.

In short, worst guilty pleasure ever. But why? Let’s find out.

Dragonball Xenoverse 2

Review: Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 – OCs Done Right

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is a celebration of all the years of the Dragon Ball Z anime. From the fight with Raditz to Resurrection F. Overall, I’d say it’s a pretty decent collection of all the best moments in one package. You even get to play them with your own original character (OC) based on the Dragon Ball Universe.

But, how does Xenoverse 2 hold up on a switch? Let’s find out!

Octodad: Dadliest Catch

Review: Octodad: Dadliest Catch – Where are My Haaaands?

I watched this game being played by several people last year, and it looked like a ton of fun. The people playing were having a terrible time with the controls, but that was the fun of the game. You try to be an octopus posing as a human. What a hilarious concept.

So when Octodad: Dadliest Catch was ported to the Nintendo Switch, I jumped at the opportunity to try it out.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Review: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – The Dovahkiin Comes to Switch!

So, have you heard of this little game called Skyrim? You know, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The game that took the world by storm back in 2011? Well, it just so happens it was re-released for the Nintendo Switch. Many had said Skyrim would never come to a Nintendo console, but here it is. Now you can fus-ro-da on the go!

But how exactly does Skyrim run on the Nintendo Switch compared to other systems? Let’s find out.

Sonic Forces

Review: Sonic Forces – Sanic, Sanic, and my OC

Why, oh why, Sega!? Why can’t you be consistent with your games? Did you really want to be outdone by the team behind Sonic Mania, the game literally made by fans!? I had high aspirations for Sonic Forces. Following Sonic Mania and the plethora of other amazing titles we got this year, I was looking forward to this game.

Unfortunately, this game has surprised me in the worst of ways. Let’s find out why.

Jackbox Party Pack 4

Review: Jackbox Party Pack 4 – Simply Smashing

Typically, I’m not one for board games. They don’t really have anything visually going on about them that’s absolutely stunning and aren’t as involved or engaging as video games. But when you mix the two, something magical happens. Jackbox Games has created an amazing experience for the gamer and board gamer alike. But how so? Join with me now, and I’ll tell you how.