Opinion Piece
Laurie Eggman

Why Is BioShock’s Opening so Brilliant?

Like Morpheus’s first phone call with Neo in The Matrix, the voice promises to keep you safe if you follow their instructions. “Take a deep breath and step out of the bathysphere. I won’t leave you twisting in the wind.”

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Luke Cooper

The Eshop Spring Sale 2020

Twitter Facebook Spotify Apple Soundcloud The Eshop Spring Sale 2020 Games you should be checking out Moonlighter, Golf Story, The Messenger, Transistor, Bastion, Steamworld games (yes, all of them), Gris,

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Reviews
Laurie Eggman

Not Tonight – The Switch Island Review

Not Tonight’s willingness to tackle weighty topics (however cack-handedly), a hugely satisfying core gameplay loop and gorgeous art and sound design all stand strongly in its favour. However, horrible controls and some disastrous design decisions really did undermine this for me and leave me fed up with playing it.

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Steve Leyland

Golazo – The Switch Island Review

Golazo! is an arcade football game that evokes the early 90s in both its aesthetics and its game design. But sadly, it also evokes the imprecision and frustration of playing those older games as well.

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Richard Elsey

#Bellends

Rich, our resident island barber, wants you to sit down in his chair for a chat and a trim. This week, he’s raging about EA.   Twas the Year of

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Mario or Smario

By popular demand, we’ve put together an entire Mario or Smario episode, invited on two of our lovely patrons & lumbered them with our in-house numpties to compete for a

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Reviews
Daniel Ward

Vaporum – The Switch Island Review

Another brilliant RPG for Nintendo Switch Remember those old fashioned grid based Windows screensavers from Windows 98? Ever wished that you could play it as a game? Wish no more!

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The Switch Island Guide to… SEGA

Join Dan, Mark, Ben and “Qualified SEGA Historian” Rich as we present our guide to Nintendo’s old nemesis-turned-BFF, SEGA. Hosted by @DannyWard2707, @SmarkTweeter and @benjicong with special guest @DreamcastBarber iTunes

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Reviews
Ben Congalton

Q.U.B.E. 2 – The Switch Island Review

Q.U.B.E. 2 is a first-person puzzle platformer, comprised of escape rooms which require lateral thinking and physics-based manipulation to solve. As such, comparisons to Portal are inevitable, but these rooms

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>OBSERVER_ : Impressions

I was immediately excited for this game. An investigative horror game set in a Blade Runner-y dystopia! Not only did I start thinking about re-reading everything by Philip K Dick,

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Ben Congalton

FutureGrind – The Switch Island Review

FutureGrind, as well as being my Auntie Pat’s favourite music genre, is also the name of this eye-popping stunt racer from Milkbag Games. Funnily enough, “Milkbags” was also my Auntie’s

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The Smashcast – Episode 1

In our latest Let’s Play series ‘The Smashcast’, Dan tries his absolute best to stop being a n00b at Super Smash Bros Ultimate on the Nintendo Switch! YouTube link –

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Reviews
Michael Kenny

Bleed – The Switch Island Review

More and more games these days seem to be embracing the cyberpunk aesthetic. Deus Ex, Frostpunk and of course, a title high on everyone’s watch lists; Cyberpunk 2077. It seems

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Reviews
Michael Kenny

Carcassonne – The Switch Island Review

One often overlooked area of gaming is the board game adaptations. To a certain degree they’re almost unnecessary, but an option nonetheless. Regardless, this genre of games certainly has an

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Simple Acts And Bumblebee Attacks

In my formative years I had always been a very sociable and active online gamer, losing countless hours in gems such as Counterstrike, Team Fortress, Guild Wars and of course,

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Daniel Ward

Wulverblade – The Switch Island Review

The Cooper Trooper Series – Reviews of Multiplayer Experiences on Switch At its core, Wulverblade is an old-school side-scrolling beat-em-up. Predictably, there are three characters to choose from – Caradoc,

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