There’s plenty of appeal in a shmup that calls back to the arcade classics, but Crisis Wing feels a little too constrained to stand out.
Xuan Yuan Sword 7 weaves action, mythology, emotive performances and a fascinating period of Chinese history to tell a beautiful tale.
Yangyang Mobile’s debut visual novel The Letter is making its way to console this December, with a Switch Limited Edition on the way, too.
The Reverie creators’ Trigger Witch ‘puts an ultra-violent spin on cute and colorful pixel art’ when this (southern) winter.
The original Shantae finds a natural home on Switch, R-Type Final 2 resurrects a classic shmup, and Kingdom of Arcadia is fun, if forgettable.
Project Starship X puts a roguelike twist on shoot-’em-ups that dials up the chaos, coupled with a ridiculous sense of style.
The old-school influence on Habroxia 2 is clear, but it plenty of fresh ideas and modern twists prevent it from being stuck in the past.
The Pillar: Puzzle Escape finds a relaxing few hours in its serene atmosphere and puzzles that are, for the most part, satisfying.
Rainbow Skies plays like a more streamlined version of what Rainbow Moon did well, along with some much-needed storytelling improvements.
Ghost Blade HD goes back to the roots of the bullet hell genre, and what it lacks in originality it makes up for in polish.