With an isometric top-down perspective, a slowly-revealed story (for what it is), and a mix of exploration, puzzles, and some zombie killing, Heaven Dust 2 at least feels pretty fresh on the generally horror-thin Switch. Obviously taking inspiration from the Resident Evil series (for better or worse), you’ll need to carefully review every area you’re able to get into, try your best to minimize your use of your ammo and healing, and very likely periodically work through some frustration as you try to figure out what you need to do next. Inheriting perhaps one of the worst aspects of the classic point-and-click genre I found some of the puzzles and elements that act as roadblocks to be highly aggravating… especially when doing something as simple as changing into a security uniform requires you to do so only in a specific area that you may need to consult the map to find. I think my frustration isn’t necessarily that any of it is impossible to figure out, just that it feels like needless padding to lengthen (but not really improve) the game. Still, if you’re starved for a little horror and suspense as you work your damndest to try to conserve your limited resources there’s very little out there in the eShop like it.
Justin Nation, Score: