Sky Ride is easily one of the more peculiar games I’ve had the task of reviewing. There’s seriously not many other games where I’ve played for 20 minutes and still not understood even a moment of what was going on. I was perplexed and bewildered at this Japanese oddity that plopped onto the eShop a week or two ago. Having played a few hours now, I’m honestly not much wiser than when I first began and so this is easily the most uncomfortable I’ve been in reviewing a game for the channel, even compared to fighters and shooters of which I’m a pure scrub and have no authority on. This however… I just don’t know if I’m completely missing something, or it genuinely is just a perplexing eccentricity.
36 Fragments of Midnight is possibly one of the most simple games to grace the Nintendo Switch so far. Made by Petite Games and published by enthusiastic Switch supporter, Ratalaika games, this is a game that I’m struggling to form an opinion on.
Beach Buggy Racing is a kart racing game from Vector Unit which originally appeared on mobile phones. And yes, before you ask, on mobiles it’s a free to download game with in app purchases. Now, before you run for the hills, all of the in app purchases have been gutted from the Switch release and everything is accessible far more easily by making simple progress through the game.
Ys, however you’re supposed to pronounce it, has been around since 1987, the same year as the first Final Fantasy game. With only its eighth mainline game compared to Final Fantasy’s fifteenth, it’s clear to see that maker Falcom like to take their time between iterations. While never a huge success, it’s a series that’s always had a bit of a niche following, especially in the west. Although, counter to the usual trend, it seems to be a series on the rise after Ys Celceta a few years ago.