While I normally think of games coming over to the Switch from mobile roots as being puzzlers or some more commonly-casual genre, every once in a while you get a surprise. That’s certainly the case with Egglia Rebirth, a sort of RPG, sort of board game, sort of strategy title that has a great art style and characters but a somewhat unusual mix of gaming styles. Aside from the relevant question of whether or not there’s any inherent advantage to this being played on a dedicated gaming console and not a mobile device (I really can’t think of any) I think that Egglia suffers from coming to Switch without sufficiently shedding its mobile roots, resulting in a moderately pricey title that’s still hamstrung by timed unlocks and other elements you’d associate with free-to-play fare where they’re trying to needle you for extra cash or get you to watch ads to speed things up. Throw in the fact that everything is on the lighter side to the point that the bite-sized stages and elements for you to work through are without any real substance and it feels like a very attractive but shallow misfire on the Switch amongst far more compelling titles with more robust gameplay.
Justin Nation, Score: