SwitchArcade Round-Up: Reviews Featuring ‘Miitopia’, Plus ‘Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne’ and Other New Releases and Sales

Hey mild readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Spherical-Up for Could twenty fourth, 2021. In at this time’s article, we’ve bought a trio of critiques so that you can digest. Miitopia, Famicom Detective Membership: The Woman Who Stands Behind, and Chess Knights: Shinobi are within the assessment highlight at this time. We’ve additionally bought summaries of all the new releases, together with Atlus’s Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster. Lastly, gross sales! You understand them, you like them, we’ve bought them. Let’s get all the way down to enterprise!

Opinions & Mini-Views

Miitopia ($49.99)

Miitopia has numerous attraction to it. It’s a streamlined RPG you can solid your whole associates, household, and whoever in by including of their Mii characters. A gimmick, to make sure, but it surely’s a enjoyable one should you’re prepared to place the time into creating or importing your characters of selection. Whereas the RPG a part of the sport is nearly as easy because it will get, lots of the social components from different Mii video games have been added in for spice. This Swap port builds on that aspect of the sport, including in additional occasions and techniques for seeing your Mii get together come collectively. Characters that construct relationships with one another will achieve entry to new abilities and talents, providing you with a motive to care.

Whereas it’s clear that that is meant to be a extra informal form of RPG, I discovered it participating sufficient for probably the most half. I believe it closely overstays its welcome, and you could possibly in all probability chop a superb ten hours or so from the sport and be left with one thing loads snappier and extra pleasing. However that’s going to be tremendously subjective, I believe. Should you’re extra amused than I’m by the actual kind of humor that the Mii characters normally carry with them, it’s possible you’ll effectively take pleasure in issues during. The sport actually does its finest to sprinkle in new talents, enemies, and strategic choices as you play.

Should you’ve already picked up Miitopia on the Nintendo 3DS earlier than, nothing right here is substantial sufficient to warrant shopping for it once more. Then again, these new to the sport will need to seize this model. The enhancements and additions make for a extra full, satisfying expertise total. Finally, that is an accessible however extraordinarily common gentle RPG that solely rises above the road should you’re prepared to get into the entire dress-up aspect of it. Those that enjoyment of making Mii doppelgangers and watching them get into hilarious conditions may have a blast with Miitopia, but when that doesn’t sound like one thing you’re concerned with doing, you’re in all probability higher off steering clear.

SwitchArcade Rating: 3.5/5

Famicom Detective Membership: The Woman Who Stands Behind ($34.99)

All the things I mentioned about Famicom Detective Membership: The Lacking Inheritor could be utilized to The Woman Who Stands Behind. It is smart, as whereas these video games had been initially launched individually and can be found as such now, they actually are supposed to be taken collectively. This one is a prequel, and it has extra of a horror vibe than the unique story. As issues are inclined to go on this form of journey sport, a homicide has occurred. A rumor factors to the supernatural, however can it actually be true? I discovered the story on this one marginally higher than the primary, but it surely nonetheless suffers from comparable pacing points and infrequently opaque development. A powerful remake of a reasonably outdated sport, and one which must be skilled by followers of thriller tales and Japanese journey video games.

SwitchArcade Rating: 4/5

Chess Knights: Shinobi ($3.99)

I typically say that I’ve seen one thing earlier than once I’m speaking about video games that reuse acquainted ideas. However gosh, I actually really feel like I’ve seen Chess Knights: Shinobi earlier than. Writer QUByte and developer Minimol have been churning out chess puzzle video games regularly over the past 12 months or so, and whereas they at all times provide their very own units of puzzles I really feel like they’re beginning to mix collectively. This launch places a thematically-appropriate wrapper across the puzzles, presenting your Knight as a ninja making its stealthy escape by means of the items “guarding” the trail. That theme helps a little bit bit, however on the finish of all of it you’re nonetheless simply flogging away at one other set of chess puzzles. Even with how comparable it’s to earlier video games, there’s nonetheless some enjoyment available right here. I’m unsure what number of extra of those the world wants, although.

SwitchArcade Rating: 3/5

New Releases

Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster ($49.99)

SwitchArcade Spotlight!

Atlus’s PlayStation 2 basic returns to trendy consoles on this remaster. Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster brings again the unique sport with remastered 3D fashions and backgrounds, new problem settings, a selection between Japanese and English voices, a droop save function, and regrettably the identical compressed soundtrack. Oh, and there’s DLC now, that includes Dante from the Satan Could Cry collection. Anyway, this was already probably the greatest JRPGs on the PlayStation 2, so even the modest enhancements lead to one thing very nice certainly. Should you haven’t performed it earlier than, you’ll get your fifty {dollars}’ value from it. When you have… effectively, it’s a small improve, but it surely’s additionally an excuse to play Nocturne once more. Your name.

RoboPhobik ($9.99)

That is one other top-down shooter, but it surely has an attention-grabbing twist to it. Particularly, should you cease transferring, the enemies will as effectively. This provides a little bit tactical edge to the gameplay, and helps it stand out from a really crowded pack. There are six totally different playable characters, every with their very own distinctive talents, and ten totally different weapons to make use of. Along with scrapping evil robots, you additionally must rescue scientists alongside the best way. It seems to be a little bit slower-paced than the typical sport of this kind, but when that catches your fancy then it might be value investigating this additional.

Eat Your Letters ($5.99)

Nicely, that is only a straight-up rip-off of Sushi Cat Phrases, isn’t it? I wouldn’t count on something higher from Benjamin Kistler, I assume. Your plate has letters on it, and you must use the letters to spell as many phrases as you may. There are 540 ranges in whole, which is an efficient worth on your cash. Like a lot of Kistler’s different video games, this one is handheld-only. You need to use the touchscreen to play, as ol’ Benjamin can’t even be bothered to give you a brand new management scheme. If you wish to assist the unique sport as a substitute of this knock-off, it’s accessible on cellular by means of GameClub.

Dancing Dreamer ($6.99)

This seems like a behind-the-back auto-runner of kinds, however a really fashionable one. You trip a board and attempt to stick with the road, sometimes leaping and avoiding obstacles. The premise is that the primary character desires of being a dancer and is coaching for that in a digital world. You’ll swap between the actual and digital worlds as you progress by means of the sport. It appears good sufficient should you’re nonetheless in search of new video games like these these days.

Gross sales

(North American eShop, US Costs)

Some attention-grabbing gross sales got here in over the weekend, together with Pirate Pop Plus, Vigil: The Longest Evening, and Rise: Race the Future amongst others. As for the outbox, it’s numerous acquainted faces. You’ll need to pay attention to Grindstone and Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP as they aren’t on sale as regularly as the remaining, however you may in all probability get away with out spending an excessive amount of cash on reductions at this time. Test each lists as normal, after all. My tastes usually are not assured to match yours, in spite of everything.

Choose New Video games on Sale

Landflix Odyssey ($10.49 from $14.99 till 5/30)
Runbow ($2.99 from $14.99 till 5/30)
Pirate Pop Plus ($2.49 from $4.99 till 5/30)
Roki ($9.99 from $19.99 till 5/31)
Galaxy Warfighter ($3.99 from $6.99 till 6/1)
Journey Llama ($1.99 from $4.99 till 6/1)
Ghostanoid ($3.99 from $6.99 till 6/1)
1001 Final Mahjong 2 ($6.66 from $9.99 till 6/1)
Doodle Satan: 3volution ($6.29 from $8.99 till 6/1)
Horned Knight ($4.79 from $5.99 till 6/4)
Vigil: The Longest Evening ($15.39 from $21.99 till 6/7)
Rocket Rabbit: Coin Race ($1.99 from $7.99 till 6/7)
Pop the Bubbles ($3.99 from $7.99 till 6/7)
Candy Witches ($1.99 from $9.99 till 6/8)

Balloon Woman ($5.99 from $7.99 till 6/9)
Dungholes ($7.49 from $9.99 till 6/9)
Fancy Solitaire ($4.49 from $8.99 till 6/10)
Crypt of the NecroDancer ($3.99 from $19.99 till 6/10)
Demon’s Rise: Lords of Chaos ($4.95 from $7.99 till 6/10)
Rise: Race the Future ($9.89 from $16.49 till 6/11)
Gutwhale ($3.99 from $4.99 till 6/11)
Azurebreak Heroes ($2.99 from $6.99 till 6/11)
Rusty Spout Rescue Adv. ($3.49 from $6.99 till 6/11)
Zombies Ruined My Day ($1.99 from $3.99 till 6/11)
Solitaire Klondike Minimal ($1.99 from $3.99 till 6/11)
Solitaire Spider Minimal ($1.99 from $3.99 till 6/11)
Kakuro Magic ($2.49 from $4.99 till 6/11)
Hitori Logic ($2.49 from $4.99 till 6/11)
Suguru Nature ($2.49 from $9.99 till 6/11)

Slither Loop ($2.49 from $4.99 till 6/11)
Monster Truck XT Derby ($8.39 from $11.99 till 6/11)
Strike! Ten Pin Bowling ($7.49 from $9.99 till 6/11)
Pace Truck Racing ($5.49 from $9.99 till 6/11)
Animal Up! ($2.49 from $4.99 till 6/11)
They Got here From the Sky ($2.49 from $4.99 till 6/11)
Ghost Sweeper ($2.49 from $4.99 till 6/11)
Potata: Fairy Flower ($6.00 from $12.00 till 6/11)
Crypt of the Serpent King ($1.99 from $2.99 till 6/11)
Metaloid: Origin ($3.49 from $6.99 till 6/11)
Purrs in Heaven ($2.02 from $6.99 till 6/13)
.cat ($1.99 from $9.99 till 6/13)

Gross sales Ending Tomorrow, Tuesday, Could twenty fifth

#1 Anagrams ($2.99 from $3.99 till 5/25)
#Funtime ($6.64 from $14.99 till 5/25)
16-Bit Soccer ($1.99 from $4.99 till 5/25)
Airfield Mania ($1.99 from $5.99 till 5/25)
Virtually There: The Platformer ($1.99 from $9.99 till 5/25)
Birds and Blocks ($1.99 from $4.99 till 5/25)
Breakpoint ($2.46 from $4.99 till 5/25)
Chill Panda ($1.99 from $9.99 till 5/25)
Cozy Grove ($13.47 from $14.99 till 5/25)
Loopy Zen Mini Golf ($1.99 from $4.99 till 5/25)
Croc’s World ($1.99 from $4.99 till 5/25)
Croc’s World Run ($1.99 from $5.99 till 5/25)
Deleveled ($4.92 from $9.99 till 5/25)
Eat Your Letters ($4.19 from $5.99 till 5/25)
Explosive Dinosaurs ($5.59 from $7.99 till 5/25)

Farmer’s Dynasty ($19.99 from $39.99 till 5/25)
Fracter ($3.44 from $6.99 till 5/25)
Ghostrunner ($19.49 from $29.99 till 5/25)
Grindstone ($14.99 from $19.99 till 5/25)
Gunpig: Firepower for Rent ($3.49 from $4.99 till 5/25)
Gurgamoth ($1.99 from $9.99 till 5/25)
Hexagon Protection ($2.19 from $3.99 till 5/25)
Jewel Fever 2 ($1.99 from $4.99 till 5/25)
Jewel Rotation ($1.99 from $5.99 till 5/25)
King of Seas ($19.99 from $24.99 till 5/25)
Laraan ($4.20 from $6.00 till 5/25)
Monster Truck Championship ($19.99 from $39.99 till 5/25)
Pacific Wings ($1.99 from $4.99 till 5/25)
Pinball Lockdown ($1.99 from $5.99 till 5/25)
R.B.I. Baseball 21 ($20.99 from $29.99 till 5/25)
Retrovamp ($1.99 from $2.99 till 5/25)

Roundguard ($8.85 from $19.99 till 5/25)
Smash Boats ($9.99 from $14.99 till 5/25)
Area Otter Charlie ($11.96 from $14.99 till 5/25)
Area Ribbon ($1.99 from $4.99 till 5/25)
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP ($4.99 from $9.99 till 5/25)
SUPERHOT ($14.99 from $24.99 till 5/25)
The Ambassador: FT ($6.64 from $14.99 till 5/25)
The Bridge ($1.99 from $9.99 till 5/25)
Tumblestone ($1.99 from $14.99 till 5/25)
Water Balloon Mania ($1.99 from $4.99 till 5/25)
What Comes After ($4.89 from $6.99 till 5/25)
Yellow Fins ($1.99 from $4.99 till 5/25)

That’s all for at this time, associates. I haven’t actually seemed on the schedule for tomorrow too intensely but, however I’d think about we’ll have some new releases to debate, together with no matter gross sales and information are available in. I ought to have one or two extra critiques so that you can try as effectively. I hope you all have a fabulous Monday, and as at all times, thanks for studying!