While perhaps the Switch may not be the ideal platform for such a gorgeous and intense game, but the experience is still solid
Having only been introduced to the glory of the Musou formula for gaming in this generation, what always looked a bit too limited as an observer has turned me around to appreciate its addictive nature. Now, the one risk the style of play runs is absolutely that over the course of a single title, let alone moving between ones in a similar vein, the repetitive nature of the subgenre may become an issue. To the credit of Fate/Samurai Remnant, I think they manage this potential problem better than most by not only having you change up your styles on the fly to take advantage of bonuses or adapt to the fighting situation you find yourself in, but also making the story more meaningful. Now, as someone who would rather spend more time playing than watching, I’ll admit that the focus on story here is a bit of a calculated risk, but even for someone more antsy for action I generally was pleased by the overall pace. In fact, a palette cleanser between stretches of slashing through everything in sight helped to break things up and reduce the feeling of repetition a bit. Now, as terrific as the game’s presentation looks on Switch, there are at times signs that the hardware is being pushed pretty hard, so if you have another platform as an option you may want to seriously consider playing it there unless portability is your number one concern. Regardless, this is an attractive and consistently engaging package, whether cutting through hordes of enemies or getting engaged in the narrative.
Justin Nation, Score:
Nindie Choice! [8.6]