That is technical the final eShop Selects of the year. Well, the next time we do it will be in 2023, although we’ll be looking back at the games in December.
But let’s not go too far! We have November to look forward to – a month dominated by Pokémon, but the early Indie World show meant we got a few unexpected releases on the eShop. Have any of them been disrespectful? Let’s take a look at Nintendo Life’s picks for the best Switch eShop games from the past month!
Three little gems – two of the fun variety, and one that seems fitting as we’re in the middle of World Cup season. Check out these amazing things you might not have seen…
Publisher: XD Network / Creator: Freebird game
Kao Gan is our designer know to make us cry. He’s done it with To The Moon, he’s done it too Bird stories, and he did it again in Finding Paradise. This sequel is available Finally is out on the Switch, and while there are a few niggles with this port, they don’t overshadow the beautiful storytelling and wonderful characters.
Originally released in 2017, there are still few games that match the emotion, reflection and simplicity of this ‘series’. We’ve given Finding Paradise a well-deserved 8/10 – now all we have to do is wait for Imposter Factory to come to Switch…
Publisher: Deck 13 / Creator: Grumpy Fox
A unique homage to the 3D platforms of the N64 and PSOne era, Lunistice was a big surprise this month. Hana the tanuki’s adventure is just as addictive as our favorite collectathon, with vibrant colors and poly-free graphics that hit us right in the heart. But it takes influences from platformers and games throughout the era, from Super Mario Odyssey to Super Mario 64.
The best part? It won’t even cost you $5.00. We gave the game a 9/10 in our review – how often can you get a 9/10 out of five?
Publisher: Game Cellar Door online / Creator: Game Cellar Door online
We’ve been waiting months for Rogue Legacy 2 to hit the Switch – and it was definitely worth the wait. Considering how great the original Rogue Legacy was, we shouldn’t be surprised that it came out as our favorite eShop game, but what is surprisingly there was some shade on the day of the Indie World show.
But we can’t complain – this sequel That’s exactly it what is the next big thing to do. Building on the addictive premise of the original, Rogue Legacy 2 throws everything at you. Legacy systems are back and better than ever. The writing is still funny. And there are new jobs and ways to play that will keep you coming back again and again.
The first game was one of the breakout indie roguelikes, and this sequel is back to prove it’s still one of the best. With a 9/10 review from us, we totally agree.
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How we decide the top three eShop Selects: As we come to the end of the month, the Nintendo Life staff picks their favorite titles from a list of games chosen by the editorial team. To qualify for this list, the games must have been released as digital Nintendo Switch eShop titles that month, and must have been reviewed in Nintendo Life; we select the semi-finalists based on their scores.
Employees are then asked to pick three games that they think deserve to be at the top of that list; 3 points for the first choice, 2 points for the second choice, 1 point for the third choice. These votes are then tallied to create a top three list, with the overall winner receiving that month’s first prize.