Nintendo Switch: The good and the bad [UPDATED]

Nintendo Switch: The good and the bad [UPDATED]

Jan 13, 2017

UPDATE: It seems that the “free” NES and SNES games offered as part of Nintendo’s new online subscription service are each only available to play for a month, after which time you need to buy if you want to keep playing. If true, this is an undeniably stupid move by Nintendo.  Original article below.  Nintendo have finally...

Imagining a better vidyagames industry for 2017

Imagining a better vidyagames industry for 2017

Jan 2, 2017

As we all hold hands and rejoice at the death of 2016, avoiding with all our might recognition of the fact that 2017 will be the year that hands an enormous arsenal of nuclear weapons to a far-right mentally unstable man-baby, let’s take some time to imagine a better world. A world where consumers make the games industry work for them, rather than the other...

Grumpy Gurevitz: I’m back, and remastered

Grumpy Gurevitz: I’m back, and remastered

Nov 11, 2016

Editor’s note: After a lengthy hiatus while he concentrated on working for The Other Side, with stints at Gioteck and Prif, this feature herald’s Steven Gurevitz’s triumphant return to Critical Gamer (while also working for Asiiya, the new accessory company that he’s co-founded and where you can find both Steven and I writing reviews). I...

Kirby Planet Robobot: review

Kirby Planet Robobot: review

Jun 16, 2016

Format: 3DS Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Nintendo Developer: HAL Laboratory Players: 1-4 Site: https://www.nintendo.co.uk/games/oms/kirby-robobot_desktop/ Game purchased by reviewer Kirby: Planet Robobot is exactly what you’d expect from a Nintendo platformer and exactly what you’d expect from a Kirby game at that. It’s highly polished, fun, takes a...

Yo-Kai Watch: review

Yo-Kai Watch: review

May 9, 2016

Format: 3DS Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Nintendo Developer: Level-5 Players: 1 Site: http://yo-kai.nintendo.com/ Game code provided by the publisher Yo-kai are ordinarily invisible creatures, and the eponymous Yo-kai watch is needed in order to detect and reveal them. The game is often mentioned in the same breath as Pokémon and, while it’s an...