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Dune Sea

Developer: Frolic Labs

Publisher: Joydrop

  • Price: $9.99
  • Release Date: Jun 30, 2020
  • Number of Players: 1
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  • ESRB Rating: E [Everyone]
  • Not all games have to be action-packed thrill rides, and the Switch has had quite a number of excellent titles that have proven to be more calm and contemplative but still very much worthwhile. Dune Sea no doubt aims for that as a goal, with you playing as a bird who has been separated from its flock and must get a move on to try to catch up. The resulting side-scrolling “flying” is mostly about avoiding obstacles and then occasionally picking up companions who’ll enable you to fly through some rings to trigger an event that knocks out some weird tentacled monster that shows up periodically. If that sounds odd, and perhaps even vague, it is. None of these elements are explained in any way, you just sort of encounter them and work it out even if it doesn’t necessarily make a ton of sense. Maybe if the mechanical flying were more fluid and responsive there could be more fun but there’s a clunkiness in how you fly, turn, and maneuver that makes it a bit too inconsistent to truly allow you to dig in and just experience the sense of flight. The result is just a decent but pretty empty experience.

    Justin Nation, Score:
    Fair [6.4]

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