Nintendo Switch’s hidden gems for December 2017

Nintendo ended a fantastic first year for Nintendo Switch with Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and The Champion’s Ballad DLC for Breath of the Wild. December 2017 also continued yet another month of strong indie titles to grace Nintendo’s console. The Switch Era Team is back again with our hidden gems for December 2017!

Enter the Gungeon

Joshua writes in his review: “Not only is Enter the Gungeon a fresh take on the roguelike genre, but it’s a perfect blend of different gameplay mechanics that make it a non-stop thrill to experience. Everything from the bizarre weapons to the colorful boss fights kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. I’ve not seen everything that the game has to offer, but I’m ready for more each time I enter the Gungeon.”

Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King

I write in my review: “Fans of Zelda will surely love Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King. Even if Zelda isn’t your favorite series, there’s enough charm and smart puzzles here to make Blossom Tales a must-buy on Nintendo Switch.”

Crawl

Jack writes in his review: “Crawl really is a nice little title that is simple to pick up and play so that everyone can join in the fun. The variety of monsters, weapons and bosses mean that repeat plays will always offer something different. It would be nice to have a little more variety in the aesthetic design of the environment, but at it’s core it’s a solid game to play with friends.”

Hammerwatch

hammerwatch review

Hammerwatch really is a great little title at a great price. It offers a lot of content for such a low price and is excellent when played locally with friends. It will be adding an online mode for free soon, but when that is I do not know. It is also a good deal of fun when played alone. If you’ve never played it before and are looking for a game to play with friends you can go wrong with this title.

Yodanji

I write in my review: “Yodanji is originally a mobile game and is a couple dollars cheaper on the Google Play store. Still, at only $5 on Nintendo Switch, it’s a pretty good value. It really comes down to how often you carry your Switch with you: since most of us carry our phones with us everywhere we go, the mobile version of Yodanji might be a better fit. Either way, collecting every Yokai and trying to beat online high scores in Yodanji is a blast.”

Black: The Fall

Joshua writes in his review: “Black: The Fall is a puzzle game that never tells you how to do anything. You’re left to scan your own surroundings and figure out how to deal with each obstacle. It’s story and sound design both enhance this experience to make it something much more memorable than just another 2D puzzle platformer on the Nintendo Switch eShop.”

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