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Drago Dino Review

By Joey Splats

 

Drago Dino was created by Plug-In Digital. Unfortunately, it failed to impress. You control a Drago Dino called Bob (Yes, Original) who you guide through 10 levels in search of his lost egg. You do this by traversing through 2D platform levels which are very lackluster. Bob doesn’t control very well but is designed very well and looks cute enough. Once you get used to his flaws, he does seem to bob-along.

Many Modes

There are two difficulties to choose from. You can choose Normal or Hard. In Normal, you get three lives and checkpoints whereas in Hard, you get one life and no checkpoints.

Players can also play in Co-op mode. In addition to that, there is a practice mode with a practice map.  The practice mode came off as a bit strange.  It’s almost as if the developers knew that this particular Drago Dino was going to be hard to control.

The Verdict.

It’s not a bad game by any stretch. Its one high point is that the game looks incredibly cute. I simply can’t recommend it as lackluster as it is.  Drago Dino as mentioned already, failed to impress me and I fear it will fail to impress you.  For £8.99($9.99) it seems a tad expensive for what you get. it took me roughly 1:30 hours to complete, so it’s not a long game.  Q4P Pass or Play? PASS

 

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Review of Red Game Without a Great Name

By Joel aka The Falcon

Get in your cage

In Red Game Without a Great Name, by iFun4All, you play as a cyborg parrot, whose goal is to deliver the mail to the cage on the other side of the stage. Red game uses a completely touched based control system. There are only one of a handful like it on the Nintendo Eshop. The art style and music really stand out. The red background with the shadow silhouette in the foreground is a really interesting look. It reminds me of the Nintendo Virtual Boy.

Oh you have more mail for me ?

After the tenth stage of Red Game, I was left wanting more. Once you have been introduced to all of the mechanics of this game, it quickly becomes boring. Another issue I have with a pure touch screen experience, is that it is really hard to see where you’re going to move next because your hand is in the way. For instance there is a stage with barbed wire, where there are some tight spots which you are required to maneuver through, in a quick sequence of moves. It becomes difficult to have your hand blocking the area you’re moving into, while also very awkward to hold your switch in a way to use just the touch screen. In the future I would like to see games that are strictly touch based to have players hold the switch vertically to provide a more comfortable user experience.

Delivery time

At the end of the day, I would classify this game as a possible pick up. If you’re looking for a game, where you can just mellow out- this is it. This is not a game that you are going to play for hours at a time. This is more of a pick up, play a few levels and come back in a few days, then play some more.

 

Pass or Play?

Red Game Without a Name – Maybe?

 

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Dragon Sinker: Descendants of Legend Review: A Winner or a Stinker?

 Dragon Sinker: Descendants of Legend for the Nintendo Switch

Enter the Dragon Sinker

In the year since the Nintendo Switch launched there has been a surprising pethera of indie games to play. From platformers to puzzlers, games with a pixel art style seem to be represented at every corner of the eShop. And while one might be at their fill of pixelated indies there is one genre that has been absent. A genre that has memories flooding back of that one parent tripping over the power cord of your console as you and your best friend both hold your breath and wait to see if you’ve lost hours upon hours of progress, Im talking about classic style JRPG’s. Games that are akin to the 8-bit versions of the Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest franchises of days gone. The lack of an 8-bit JRGP on the Switch felt like an injustice that needed to be rectified and that’s exactly what KEMCO and Exe-Crate Inc. did with Dragon Sinker: Descendants of Legend for the Nintendo Switch.

 

I’m Sure We’ve Been Here Before

Dragon Sinker hits your right in the nostalgia’s from the moment the title screen appears. Blasting beautiful chiptunes right into your earholes. But the nostalgia doesn’t stop there. In typical JRPG form you set out on your quest to slay the evil Dragon Wyrmvarg. To do so you’ll need 3 legendary weapons. The same ones your ancestors used generations before to lock away the dastardly dragon. As you progress through Dragon Sinker: Descendants of Legend for the Nintendo Switch  you end up with 3 parties to swap between. Those consists of humans, elves and dwarfs. You can add up to 12 additional party members to each of your squads through optional side quests and a lottery function.

In a game flooded with homage to the classics, it isn’t without it’s modern sensibilities. The battle system gives the welcome addition of auto battles. Something that comes in handy when you’re facing a much weaker enemy or trying to grind to level up your characters.  You can also use in game points called DRP to resurrect your parties from the dead while giving them full MP and HP right in the heat of battle which is a huge time saver and allows for a much more accessible JRPG experience.

Dragon Sinker: Descendants of Legend for the Nintendo Switch

The House Wins

Dragon Sinker was originally a mobile game that made its way to consoles and even the 3DS. Given its roots in mobile there are some microtransaction-esq features baked in. There is a lottery system that allows you to add unique animal characters to your party. And who wouldn’t want that right? Unfortunately using those DRP for the lottery do feel a bit unfair. During my time with the game I was unable to acquire an animal companions. There is also a DRP shop, this actually takes you to the Nintendo eshop to buy items/scrolls for new abilities. While annoying to know that it’s there, I never once felt like I needed to buy anything from the store to progress forward in the game.

 

The Bottom Line

Dragon Sinker: Descendants of Legend on the Nintendo Switch does a great job of tugging at those rose colored heart strings while adding some modern sensibilities.This game is suited for fans of the genre or newcomers looking for an accessible pick up and play JRPG. Don’t expect a game that pushes the limits of what an JRPG should be or something that evolves the genre. Retro gamers looking for an affordable nostalgic blast from the past  without having to “sinker” too much time into a game will have a legendary time.

 

PLAY OR PASS??

PLAY

 

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Review by: Tony Baker

***Disclaimer: Dragon Sinker: Descendants of Legend was provided to us from KEMCO for review purposes.

 

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Tesla VS Lovecraft Review

By Mike BC

 

Tesla VS Lovecraft – What You Need to know!

 

Tesla VS Lovecraft is a top down, twin stick shooter. Nikola Tesla has just uncovered his ability to harness the power of electricity.  A fiction writer by the name of Lovecraft gives him a stern but mysterious warning.  In short, he tells Tesla not mess with what he doesn’t understand.  This leads to an all out mech war between the two men.  You play as Tesla defending against the onslaught of fantasy creatures from Lovecraft’s mind.

 

Tesla VS Lovecraft – Choosing sides!

 

Tesla is your main character.  One of the main issues I had with this game was that I wanted to play as Lovecraft and control his hordes of literary nightmares.  Unfortunately, the game only allows you to play as Tesla.  This is a huge misstep in the game because had they gone the extra mile to include a Lovecraft side, there could have been a great vs multiplayer mode.  Instead, the game chooses sides for you.

 

Tesla VS Lovecraft – Great Improvements!

 

When I first opened the game, I didn’t know what to expect from it.  The opening cut scene immediately grabbed my interest.  When the first level started, I audibly groaned.  The last twin stick shooter I reviewed for 10tons was Jydge.  I lambasted some of the options of that game on the podcast because it felt too much like a mobile game in ways that it shouldn’t on a console.

I am happy to report that every criticism I gave that game was improved in Tesla VS Lovecraft.  Tesla VS Lovecraft doesn’t use achievements to open new areas of the map.  The game doesn’t give you pointless tasks that require you to play the same levels repeatedly.  You get a full experience that you can just go right through.

 

Tesla VS Lovecraft – Play or Pass?

 

Tesla VS Lovecraft is a great option for you no matter where you play.  The game is available now on XBOX One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch.  You won’t get bored playing because every experience will be new and fresh.

 

Tesla VS Lovecraft for XBOX One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch – PLAY!

 

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Super Lucky’s Tale Review

 

By: Joel Brooks aka Falcon

 

The Unlucky Tale of a Fox Named Lucky

I have a confession to make. It has been a little over two weeks since I have touched my Switch. I know, I know, let me explain. This started with a huge marketing campaign by Xbox for Game Pass, a monthly subscription to over one hundred Xbox titles. For the low price of $11.99 CND ($9.99 USD) I decided to give it a shot.

There are some amazing games on Game Pass! One that has me really hooked is Super Lucky’s Tale. Now, if you have heard about this game, you might be thinking, “you’re hooked on this mediocre 3D platformer?” Yes, and let me give you my thoughts on why I think it reviewed poorly! Super Lucky’s Tale was released on November 7, 2017, just 11 days after Super Mario Odyssey. This unlucky fox… named Lucky… fell victim to the Mario effect.  Let’s take another look at this cute little fox named Lucky outside of the massive shadow that Mario cast.

 

The Adventure Begins

 

Super Lucky’s Tale is a 3D platformer that has a lot of the problems that affect all 3D platformers, but the charm and art style of this game makes it easy to overlook the game’s shortcomings. If you’re looking for a super challenging game play and tight platforming, this may not be the game for you. In Super Lucky’s Tale, there are a variety of tasks to complete in each level. The game is a very enjoyable experience. What I enjoy most about this game is that it’s the perfect introduction to 3D platformers. I enjoyed seeing my son experience this game genre for the first time.

 

New Life on Game Pass

 

After my time with Super Lucky’s Tale, what do I have to say and think about it? I enjoyed how welcoming this game was and how easy it was for anyone to play no matter the skill level. Another great thing that this game has going for it is that it’s included with Game Pass. In the end, Lucky wasn’t so lucky when it first came out. Game Pass makes me believe Lucky will find new life and win the hearts of Xbox fans.

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