Game Review: Road To Ballhalla [Torched Hill; Nintendo Switch]

Mild Language Platform: Nintendo Switch Release Date: Aug 02, 2018 No. of Players: 1 player Category: Arcade, Action, Simulation, Platformer Publisher: tinyBuild Games Developer: Torched Hill   The middle of August is a critical time for soccer fans as the top leagues in the world are all beginning to kick off their new seasons. The optimism a new season brings after a long summer of…

Game Review: Crush Your Enemies [Vile Monarch; Nintendo Switch]

Blood, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Use of Alcohol, Violence’ Platform: Nintendo Switch Release Date: Aug 02, 2018 No. of Players: 2 players simultaneous Category: Strategy, Multiplayer, Party Publisher: Vile Monarch Developer: Vile Monarch What does one call a platoon of burly men who love to drink and party? Okay, aside from frat boys? You call them your troop in the Vile…

Game Review: Life Goes On [GAMEPOCH; Nintendo Switch]

Fantasy Violence Platform: Nintendo Switch Release Date: Jul 23, 2018 No. of Players: 1 player Category: Puzzle, Adventure, Action Publisher: GAMEPOCH Developer: Infinite Monkeys Entertainment Ltd. The Chinese philosophical concept of Yin and Yang is used to show how seemingly opposite and contrary forces may be complementary, interconnected, and interdependent. These dualities include such things as light and dark; fire and water; life…

Game Review: State of Anarchy: Master of Mayhem

Fantasy Violence, Mild Blood Platform: Nintendo Switch Release Date: Aug 01, 2018 No. of Players: 1 player Category: Action, Arcade, Racing Publisher: Sometimes You Developer: Sometimes You   What would one’s response be if an alien attack descended onto their town and brought with it anarchy, rioters, and sheer mayhem? I, for one, would welcome our new alien overlords with open arms. Others,…

Game Review: Hello Neighbor [tinyBuild; Nintendo Switch]

Mild Violence Platform: Nintendo Switch Release Date: Jul 27, 2018 No. of Players: 1 player Category: Action, Puzzle, First Person, Adventure Publisher: tinyBuild Games     Everyone has had at one point in time horrible neighbors. Maybe they were loud and obnoxious, or they never waved back when you waved at them. Or maybe, just maybe they kidnapped and/or locked someone in a basement while you…

Game Review: Candle: The Power of the Flame (Merge Games; Nintendo Switch)

Fantasy Violence Platform: Nintendo Switch Release Date: Jul 26, 2018 No. of Players: 1 player Category: Platformer, Adventure, Puzzle Publisher: Merge Games Developer: Teku Studios   There is a running joke in the Ouch That Hertz! office that all my reviews and features are full of fiery hot takes. Truthfully, it is probably more like half- but that is neither here, nor there. Our current society is ready to jump…

Game Review: Hungry Shark World [Ubisoft; Nintendo Switch]

Blood and Gore, Violence Platform: Nintendo Switch Release Date: Jul 17, 2018 No. of Players: 1 player Category: Arcade, Action Publisher: Ubisoft   This year marks the 30th anniversary of Discovery Channel’s Shark Week. What initially started as an effort to promote the conservation of and correcting misconceptions about sharks has turned into the longest-running cable television programing event in history. It is…