Happy Birthdays (Switch) Review

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Title: Happy Birthdays
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Developer: Toybox/Tabot
Publisher: Nippon Ichi Software America/Arc System Works (Japan)
Release Date: June 5th, 2018 (NA)

Review copy provided by Nippon Ichi Software America

This is a game that was created by Yasuhiro Wada, the very same man who created Havrest Moon (well technically Bokujō Monogatari, as its current English name is now Story of Seasons). This started out on PS4 and Steam under the name Birthdays the Beginning.

This is what some might call a “god simulator” or a “god game”, because your job is creating and nurturing many forms of life, from plankton to mighty dinosaurs and other animals. You also control the passage of time, form the world you’re given, etc. It’s a very big job, but how does it fare? Let’s find out!

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Fallen Legion: Rise to Glory (Switch) Review

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Title: Fallen Legion: Rise to Glory
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Developer: YummyYummyTummy, Inc.
Publisher: Nippon Ichi Software America/Arc System Works (Japan)
Release Date: May 29th, 2018 (NA)

Review copy provided by Nippon Ichi Software America

This is a game created by Spencer Yip, who some may know as the founder of the popular gaming news site Siliconera. This is actually a two-pack of games previously released on PS4, Vita, and Steam; Fallen Legion: Flames of Rebellion, and Fallen Legion: Sins of an Empire. What’s this game like and is it fun? Read on and find out!

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Announcement regarding screenshots in future reviews

Until now, I’ve used my Elgato HD60 to capture high-quality screenshots for all of my reviews. This process is stressful because it not only takes awhile to set up properly, but also the device is unreliable in providing top quality and often gets garbled when capturing gameplay.

I’ve decided to only use the Switch’s internal capture function (if available) to take screenshots for my reviews. Note that these are unfortunately restricted to 720p and only provides screens in rather compressed jpg quality.

However, I definitely plan on providing Elgato-captured screens in the future. These will be provided in their own posts for handy viewing. Likely a bunch of games in one post. It’s FAR easier for me to use Elgato to grab screens of multiple games at once than doing them on different occasions.

So I wanted to give a heads up in advance for whenever my next review is made, that’s the direction I’m going for screenshots.

Hope that helps! 🙂

By Hero of Legend Posted in News