Nintendo eShop Picks – November 2022

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it is technically Last eShop Selects of the year. Yes, the next time we do this, it will be 2023, even if we’re looking back at the December race.

But let’s not get too ahead of ourselves! We have November to review – a month dominated by Pokémon, but an early Indie World demo means we have a few surprises in store for the eShop. Are any of them dented? Let’s find out the best games in Nintendo Life’s selection of Switch eShop games from last month!

honorable mention

Three little gems – two cozy gems and one that looks fitting as we’re in the middle of the World Cup season. Check out these potential surprises you might have missed…

Finding Paradise (Switch eShop)

Finding Paradise (Switch eShop)

Publisher: Western Electric Network / Developer: bird game

release date: November 18, 2022 (U.S.) / November 18, 2022 (UK/EU)

Kaogan is our developer Know will make us cry.He did it with To The Moon, he did it bird story, and he did it again in Finding Paradise.this sequel has at last Launching on Switch, even if this port has some hiccups, that doesn’t overshadow the beautiful storyline and fantastic characters.

Originally released in 2017, there are still few games that match the emotion, thoughtfulness, and simplicity of this “series.” We gave Finding Paradise a well-deserved 8/10 — now all we need to do is wait for the Imposter Factory to come to Switch…

Lunistice (Switch eShop)

Lunistice (Switch eShop)

Publisher: deck 13 / Developer: grumpy fox

release date: November 10, 2022 (U.S.) / November 10, 2022 (UK/EU)

A brilliant homage to the 3D platformers of the N64 and PSOne era, Lunistice has a big surprise this month. The adventures of Hana the tanuki are every bit as addictive as our favorite collectathons, with vibrant colors and low-poly visuals hitting our nostalgic hearts straight. But it’s influenced by platformers and games from every era, from Super Mario Odyssey to Super Mario 64.

the best part? It won’t even cost you $5.00. We gave this game a 9/10 in our review – how often do you get a 9/10 for less than £5?

Rogue Legacy 2 (Switch eShop)

Rogue Legacy 2 (Switch eShop)

Publisher: cellar door game / Developer: cellar door game

release date: November 9, 2022 (U.S.) / November 9, 2022 (UK/EU)

We’ve been waiting months for Rogue Legacy 2 to arrive on Switch — and it was definitely worth the wait.Given how good the original Rogue Legacy was, we shouldn’t be surprised it’s our favorite eShop game, but used to be Surprisingly, it was shadowed on the day of the Indie World demo.

But We Can’t Complain – This Sequel Really Is Exactly What a great sequel should do. Rogue Legacy 2 builds on the already addictive foundation of the original and gives you even more. Legacy systems are back and better than ever. Writing is still fun. There are also new jobs and playstyles that will keep you coming back over and over 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 our 9/10 reviews, we couldn’t agree more.

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How we decided on our eShop Selects top three: At the end of each month, the Nintendo Life staff votes for their favorite game from a list of games selected by the editorial team. To be eligible for this list, games must have been released as digital-only Nintendo Switch eShop titles for that particular month and must have been reviewed on Nintendo Life; we select games that qualify based on their ratings.

The staff is then asked to vote for the three games they think should be at the top of the list; 3 points for first choice, 2 points for second choice and 1 point for third choice. These votes are then counted to create a top three list, with the overall winner receiving the top prize for the month.


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