About an Elf is an especially bizarre game. At its heart is a visual novel following the adventures of Elven Princess Dam and her sidekick cat Roland. It’s not for everyone, but is certainly one of the most unique Switch titles our Modern Gamer has ever experienced.
Created in conjunction with the Cook Inlet Tribal Council, the Never Alone: Arctic Collection offers much to like, from the sheer beauty of the game to the exploration of deep Inupiat culture. It also has a fantastic theme with a strong emphasis on generational wisdom.
In Kaiju Wars, you get to play as those really outclassed military units that are famous in Japanese monster movies for acting as cannon fodder for Godzilla and his friends. Will you fare better, or just taste better?
City building games are all the rage these days, but they can sometimes become just as stressful as wargames. That won’t happen with Dorfromantik, a board game like experience which offers one of the most relaxing builders around.
This week our Modern Gamer takes a look at another so-called walking simulator game, The Dead Tree of Ranchiuna by developer Tonguc Bodur. This one is interesting, but is definitely not for everyone.
Scrapnaut is a clever, cartoon-like survival and base building game set in a colorful steampunk world. And because of the variable difficulty levels, it can also be a combat sim too, or a more chill hunting and gathering type experience.
Shipwrecked on a mysterious island, players can talk with ghosts, explore their vivid surroundings and generally try to uncover secrets of the past in a place that seems to exist out of time. And because it’s a walking simulator at heart, it’s very easy to play.
Like its predecessor, the Not Tonight 2 game is one that expresses its message through various mini-games and tasks, like checking people’s ID. This lets players explore that dark world while also contemplating their own.
The Roots of Evil DLC for the Yaga RPG delves even more deeply into some of Slavic lore’s most insidious characters and deepest mysteries, and all with a sweetly humorous twist that will have you cheering for the one-handed hero.
Void Slayer is a budget shooter with an interesting twist. The arena you fight in expands or contracts based on your health. As you take damage, your play area gets filled with holes, so watch your step out there.