The mythical duo are back and alternating between battling all comers and working out puzzles
I must say that after the slap-happy and fun 2D beat-em-up action of Asterix and Obelix’s last Switch outing I was a bit disappointed to see this adventure move to 3D. While you’ll still be working solo or with some friends to knock around enemies this change has allowed for sequences that include some at least rudimentary (though not terribly inspired) puzzles to help break things up. The thing is, I’m not entirely sure that works out as the result is a bit too repetitive and lacking in a sense of fun. I think my favorite element here is that different items you pick up to use as weapons do have a wonderfully wide variety, so you’ll at least want to carefully scan the battlefield for the most optimum pick-up to deal with your current situation, but that’s not enough to buoy action that otherwise feels a bit limp. Relatively short, lacking in real personality aside from the mere attachment to licensed characters, and even a bit buggy at times (soldiers that get stuck somewhere will prevent you from moving on, this happened more than once) there’s decent fun here but not much to get excited about.
Justin Nation, Score: