Blue Reflection: Second Light delivers one of the most uplifting, wholesome games of 2021 with an earnest exploration of love and friendship.
Genkai Tokki: Seven Pirates makes its western debut on Switch this year as Seven Pirates H, with lewd humour and fanservice aplenty.
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, outsourced to ILCA with little Game Freak involvement, leave something to be desired.
Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX brings a pair of quintessentially ’90s games into the modern day, finding new potential in the age of social media.
Undernauts: Labyrinth of Yomi turns a classic dungeon crawler into a striking commentary on worker exploitation and capitalist excess.
Elden Ring is a FromSoftware game through and through, cutting closer to the Dark Souls mold than Sekiro or even Bloodborne.
Don’t be fooled by its cute characters and art style—Fuga: Melodies is a harrowing, masterful exploration of the cruelty and cost of war.
The Caligula Effect 2 is the brilliant follow-up nobody expected to one of the most underrated, intelligent JRPGs of recent memory.
Xuan Yuan Sword 7 weaves action, mythology, emotive performances and a fascinating period of Chinese history to tell a beautiful tale.
Overnight, Square Enix teased Voice of Cards: The Isle of Dragon Roars, a new card…