There’s no doubt that in order to make an impression in a very crowded Switch eShop it takes being daring and making your own rules. I think Epitaph is a great example where taking such a step has certainly made it unique, but not necessarily in good ways. Best described as a tactical strategy fighting game, there’s no doubt that with its combat featuring head-to-head teams of 3 reapers apiece (and with a roster of 13 distinct characters this makes for a staggering amount of strategic possibilities) there’s nothing quite like it. That said, in order to get the most out of it you’ll need to invest some time to grasp its mechanics… and unfortunately an equally-committed friend to play with as well since there’s no single-player versus mode. The solo puzzle mode is very enlightening, helping you understand the strategy involved by having you work through 150 different scenarios that will hone your skills, but from there you’ll need someone to play with. Combine that limitation with the heavy up-front investment versus very conditional reward and it may struggle to find a satisfied audience.
Justin Nation, Score: