As an expert video game reviewer, I have had the privilege of testing many games on various platforms. The Nintendo Switch eShop is one of the platforms that impresses me the most for its diversity and exclusivity. Today, I will share some of the most interesting games available on this platform. This will be a two-part series, and in this first installment, we’ll delve into six unique titles that have caught my attention.
First up is Wargroove 2, a turn-based strategy game developed by Chucklefish. Building on the success of its predecessor, Wargroove 2 offers a more refined gameplay experience with improved mechanics and a richer storyline. The game’s pixel art style is a visual delight, and the strategic depth is impressive. With its multiplayer mode, you can also test your tactical prowess against other players, making it a game that offers both a challenging single-player campaign and a competitive multiplayer experience.
The Pale Beyond
Next up is The Pale Beyond, a hauntingly beautiful game combining adventure and puzzle-solving elements. Developed by Team Fugl, this game stands out for its unique art style and atmospheric sound design. The Pale Beyond takes players through a mysterious and ethereal world where they must solve puzzles to uncover the kingdom’s secrets. It is a game that captivates not only for its gameplay but also for its immersive storytelling and world-building.
The Company of Heroes Collection
The Company of Heroes Collection, from Feral Interactive, is another gem on the Switch eShop. This collection brings the acclaimed real-time strategy games to Switch, with all original content and DLC. The tactical depth of the games, coupled with the historical context of World War II, provides a compelling gameplay experience. The Switch version also features intuitive controls that work well with the console’s touchscreen and Joy-Con controllers.
Now it’s the turn of Mail Time by Pine Street Codeworks, a charming, relaxing, and challenging puzzle game. In this game, you play a postal worker who must sort and deliver mail. The game’s charm lies in its simplicity, adorable art style, and the satisfaction you get from successfully sorting the mail. It’s an easy game to pick up but hard to put down.
Frog Detective: The Entire Mystery
Frog Detective: The Entire Mystery by Worm Club is a quirky detective game that will make you smile. As the name suggests, you play a frog detective who solves mysteries in a charming and whimsical world. The game’s humor and simple but engaging gameplay make it a charming experience different from the typical detective game.
Forgive Me Father
Finally, by Byte Barrel, we have Forgive Me Father, a dark and atmospheric horror game set in a Lovecraftian universe. This game stands out for its striking pixel art style and mix of first-person shooter and narrative gameplay. Its creepy setting and challenging combat make it a thrilling experience for horror and action game fans.
These six titles represent just a part of the Switch eShop’s varied and unique offering. Stay tuned for part two of this series, where we’ll explore more interesting games on this platform. Whether you like strategy, puzzles, detective, or horror games, there’s something for everyone on the Switch eShop.