These are the five Switch indies I think are must-plays from the Pandemic Year.
Horror buffs will love Carrion but it needs a more substantial world to complement its incredible monster.
Age of Calamity shuts down the idea that Hyrule Warriors is a button-mashing grind but squanders its source material.
Spiritfarer’s message about caring for others is one we always need, but especially need right now.
A mind-imploding ending can’t salvage Pixel Puzzle Makeout League’s easy puzzles and bad romantic relationships.
Ikenfell is a fearless, surprising, and charming indie RPG.
Cloudpunk’s narrative is unambitious and lacks cohesion, but its voxel-built cyberpunk world is worth a visit to genre fans.
Panzer Paladin is a straightforward and competent retro platformer elevated by a robust weapon system and a multicultural setting.
Murder by Numbers pulls double-duty as an entry point for nonogram novices and a charming narrative-driven detective videogame.