Certainly the side-scrolling slashing adventure has been around for quite some time, with some great examples of reference on the Switch. Death Tales, though having quite an interesting and unique artistic look that sets itself apart unfortunately falters a bit when put up against the competition in terms of the gameplay itself. You’ll play as a reaper (you can choose to be accompanied by a friend as well if you’d like) who’ll work their way through a variety of platforming puzzles and enemies, accumulating new gear and an occasional skill along the way. The issue in general is the combat though, which too often feels imprecise and muddy rather than fluid and engaging… possibly in part a casualty of the art being more ambitious than the norm. Throw in what often feel like generic level layouts and it makes for a playable but less rewarding experience than many of its contemporaries on the eShop.
Justin Nation, Score: