Welcome to Mr. Panda’s Video Game Reviews

Hello, and thank you for visiting my page.  I am a lifelong gamer and have been playing video games since I was a child.  I own every major Nintendo system from the NES to the Switch.  The purpose of this page is to share my opinions on video games, and I write my reviews with the hope of helping you make informed decisions on video games.  I focus on newer games, but I also delve into older games every now and then.  Please feel free to read, share what you think in the comments, and enjoy! And check out my YouTube channel for video reviews, let’s plays, discussions, and more!


North (Switch) Review

Gone South

Warning: Bizarre Imagery Ahead

After playing and completing the game North within the span of an hour, I can safely say that I have no idea what I witnessed. And that’s actually the point of this light adventure/walking simulator that puts you in control of a refugee in a strange land. The game opens with a letter explaining the protagonist’s situation to his sister. After escaping the presumably horrible South, he has arrived in a city in the North, which is portrayed as a dark, dystopian landscape.

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Xeodrifter (Switch) Review

Diet Metroid

Metroidvania games have become commonplace on Nintendo Switch, and Atooi has eagerly jumped into the trend with Xeodrifter, which originally released on the Nintendo 3DS in 2014. Xeodrifter functions like a light version of Metroid and adheres very strictly to the formula of exploring mazes and using upgrades to reach new places. Although Xeodrifter doesn’t do anything particularly exciting for the genre, it’s a solid, short romp with a gorgeous faux-NES graphical style and wonderful chiptunes.

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The Fall Part 2: Unbound (Switch) Review


What if a robot wasn’t bound to its programmed rules? The Fall Part 2: Unbound is the second installment in a three part series that explores the theme of robotic free will. Through this sequel, Over the Moon Games has crafted a compelling tale integrated with clever point-and-click puzzles, though not without its hiccups.

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Lost Sphear (Switch) Review

Clono Trigger

Memories are powerful – they allow you to recall details from the past and actively shape your future. In the role-playing game Lost Sphear, Square Enix and Tokyo RPG Factory present a supernatural take on the influence of memories. Using a game design heavily inspired by the 1995 classic Chrono Trigger, Lost Sphear evokes nostalgia for the golden age of Super Nintendo RPGs, but it also introduces mechanics that build upon those fondly remembered games. Most importantly, it improves upon issues that were present in the developer’s previous title, I Am Setsuna.

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SteamWorld Dig (Switch) Review

The Good, the Bad, and the Rusty

Hot off the releases of SteamWorld Dig 2 and SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition, Image & Form Games is one step closer to its SteamWorld takeover with the Nintendo Switch port of SteamWorld Dig. It’s a straight no-frills HD rerelease of the original 2013 title, but I still dig the mining adventure’s gameplay.

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