Entertaining enough if you’re a fan of arcade-style side-scrolling shmups, at least for a short while, but not terribly deep
This far into the Switch’s lifespan, and with so many high-quality arcade shooters out there in particular, you really need to bring some heat to the table in order to get some attention. Visually, Dogfight’s cartoon style mixes well with its odd sense of humor to help pull people in. From there whether it can keep you will depend greatly on your expectations for a side-scrolling arcade shooter. If you’re a fan of the classic style you’ll be pleased to know that on a general level it adheres pretty closely to the formula. If playing more modern fare has shaped your expectations towards something a little more outside the traditional lines though you’ll likely be disappointed. This is one of those titles where there’s not anything glaringly wrong with it, in fact with some friends it can make for a fun time, but you’re also not left feeling compelled to yell at the top of your lungs… or perhaps even above your normal speaking voice. It will suffice to be your classic retro shooter fix, and if you’ve got friends to join in all the better, just for the price its longevity and overall quality don’t help it clearly stand out from the games already in the space on the eShop.
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