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Average User Score: 7.5May 22, 2019Don't pick this up on Switch yet. They haven't optimized it for the system (or something like that), so it sputters and chugs all over theDon't pick this up on Switch yet. They haven't optimized it for the system (or something like that), so it sputters and chugs all over the place. At some of the locations where you're switching from one area to the next, it can take as long as a minute to load. It makes the game virtually unplayable for any length of time and makes it nearly impossible to react to the monsters properly. Wait for them to get a few patched out before picking this up.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.2Apr 27, 2019This is a card-based RPG that is mostly just meh. It's fine enough, but this format has been done before and done better, so it's not worthThis is a card-based RPG that is mostly just meh. It's fine enough, but this format has been done before and done better, so it's not worth picking up for the mechanics alone. The combat is a bit repetitive and you find yourself mostly just trying to pull the same 3 combos as many times as possible.
My biggest problem with the game though is the fact that it doesn't seem to have any connection to SteamWorld beyond the art style. The characters keep making references to being "hungry" or having "flesh wounds that heal" and you get "trashium" and other gem types from the dig games as crafting materials, but you never actually see them in the world or anything like that; they're mostly just a line of text. It feels like Image and Form made a mediocre RPG, knew it was mediocre, and so changed the art last minute to make it "SteamWorld" to try and grab a few extra sales off of that.
This will be worth picking up once it goes on sale to $15, but you're fine until then. It is worth playing in the end, but it's not creative or unique enough to warrant a day-one purchase, even for SteamWorld fans.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.2Apr 12, 2019A fantastic series of games. I have bought each 3 times (hard copy, digital on 3ds and now on Switch) and it has been worth it each time. EvenA fantastic series of games. I have bought each 3 times (hard copy, digital on 3ds and now on Switch) and it has been worth it each time. Even though you know the answers to all of the questions ahead of time, the thrill you get when the music builds and the characters start slamming their hands down never gets old. And it does look absolutely beautiful on the Switch. If you're a fan at all of these games or looking for a great set of light puzzles linked to some fantastic stories, this is well worth picking up at only $30.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.8Jan 16, 2019A good metroidvania, but not great. It's fun, but repetitive and there are some questionable mechanics that seem to be there simply to padA good metroidvania, but not great. It's fun, but repetitive and there are some questionable mechanics that seem to be there simply to pad out the run time of the game. The map mechanic is just annoying, needing to find an NPC in a maze of identical rooms with traps and pitfalls that you often can't see unless you've hit them once. Several of the broaches you collect that give you "abilities" just end up making your character feel normal, instead of improved, like the broach that prevents you from bumping backward after a strike.
The game does get more fun as you play, but the first several hours are a slog and it doesn't feel like it was a necessary one. It just feels like you start of lacking several basic abilities/characteristics that any standard metroidvania needs to make your character competent, and the only seeming explanation is "We needed a level up type system because all games have them now."
The art style is interesting, but a little too bland for its own good as the novelty of it quickly wears off. The music is there, but doesn't really add anything. The controls are good, but could be a little bit tighter. The gameplay is fun, but its been done much better very recently.
TLDR: Skip Hollow Knight. It's fun, but there's better stuff out there.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.7Dec 24, 2018I'm sure this game has come a long way since it was first released, but it still has a long way to go. If this game could have a baby withI'm sure this game has come a long way since it was first released, but it still has a long way to go. If this game could have a baby with Fallout 76, we'd probably actually have something worth playing.
The terrain is pretty, but so empty that it's hardly worth looking at for too long. And we're not talking a lack of civilizations, even the animals and plants are blah at best.
The survival elements are fairly unforgiving, and I would be okay with that if they just made a few basic quality of life improvements that would help make it much easier to recover. A tweaked mining tool that doesn't need to constantly be fed carbon, a slightly bigger ship to make death less painful early game, and a better variety of resources scattered across planet surfaces would be nice. Eliminate the fact that running and jumping drains your oxygen, up the amount of time you can spend outside in hazards and make it easier to locate you ship, base or other people. Do all that and you'd have a half-way acceptable game. As it is right now, it's too janky and demanding for any but the most dedicated of players.
A solid basis to build from, but this game still needs about 5 years of work to get to something worth talking about.… Expand
Average User Score: 2.6Nov 19, 2018Meh. Not the worst game in the world, but having friends to play it with is a must. The game is mildly boring with friends, and it only getsMeh. Not the worst game in the world, but having friends to play it with is a must. The game is mildly boring with friends, and it only gets worse if you attempt single player. There are bugs galore, but they are nothing we didn't see in Skyrim or Fallout 4, so I'm not sure we can call them bugs anymore. On the upside, there's not enough world immersion for the bugs to break you out of it, so whatever. A thoroughly mediocre experience.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.2Sep 23, 2018Unfortunately this game could have been great if they had just worked on the controls a little bit more. The big main mechanic of the game isUnfortunately this game could have been great if they had just worked on the controls a little bit more. The big main mechanic of the game is "cloud stepping" where you can jump again in mid-air after attacking an enemy or object. The problem is that they tried to bog the jump mechanic down with so many other functions that the game often has trouble figuring out what exactly you want to do.
Not only do you have the double-jump after an attack, you can also jump and press jump again to glide, jump and press a button to do a downward attack, jump and press a button to launch a grappling hook and you have wall claws to cling to walls. Because so much is tied to jumping, I often found myself gliding when I didn't want to, clinging to walls at the worst moments and missing critical grapples. Worst of all, there's often a big of lag between your aerial attacks and your ability to jump again, meaning that you've often fallen a fair distance from your target before you get that second jump off.
Other than that, the enemy designs are meh, mostly just copy pasted from other games, the platforming portions are meh, neither too hard nor really interesting, and as others have said, the "skill tree" is utterly pointless.
TLDR: This would be a fine game to pick up for $5 or less. It's not worth the full $20.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.4Sep 11, 2018Monster Hunter World was fun, but for a lot of us veteran hunters, it was just too easy. While Generations Ultimate is easier than previousMonster Hunter World was fun, but for a lot of us veteran hunters, it was just too easy. While Generations Ultimate is easier than previous iterations, it feels more visceral and satisfying than World did. The grind is there, the collecting efforts are there, and the monsters are much more devastating without proper preparation. For any vet, you'll be happy with this, particularly with the ability to finally play a real Monster Hunter game on the big screen.… Expand
Average User Score: 4.4Jul 30, 2018This game is a neat idea, letting you find your own solutions to puzzles to progress, but it's terribly unfinished. There are bugs, glitches,This game is a neat idea, letting you find your own solutions to puzzles to progress, but it's terribly unfinished. There are bugs, glitches, and the neighbor gets caught on objects constantly. Controlling your own character is mediocre, the musical score is bare minimum, and overall the game feels like a really early test build for something else. If you're looking for this kind of gameplay, pick up Prey. That did the same thing (stealth horror where you choose the solution) but much much much more effectively.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.7Jul 15, 2018Unfortunately, the biggest flaw with this game is the fact that you're not playing 1 overaching story with 8 contributing paths, but 8Unfortunately, the biggest flaw with this game is the fact that you're not playing 1 overaching story with 8 contributing paths, but 8 parallel paths that really don't have much to do with each other and literally no interaction between the characters. You're not playing with a party of adventurers so much as a group of strangers silently hanging out together. In a game that gets half of its merit from story alone, this is a bit of a failure. The characters by themselves are fairly interesting with decent stories to them, but that just makes the lack of connection all the more frustrating.
However, If you're looking for old school JRPG, that's what you're getting. But beware, there have been A LOT of "quality of life" upgrades RPGs have gained over the years that this game deliberately leaves out, to be more like the older games. Fights are very repetitive, menus are needlessly complex, the story is slow, and you're going to have to grind A LOT. If you're looking for all of that, which is what us older folks knew growing up, you'll be pleased. If you're a youngin' whipper snapper, this probably isn't the game for you. As an adult that grew up on these games with relatively little free time now, I'm torn. I want to like this, but I don't want to devote my life to it and the failing of the story to unite these individually interesting characters really ruins the momentum I had to play it. Buy at your own risk.… Expand