Let’s face it, making a mark with a puzzle game in the crowded Switch eShop is a bit of a challenge, and developers need to rely on a creative look, hook, or some X factor to be sure to differentiate themselves. Jade Order somewhat gets things rolling with a stylish pixel art style which continues to evolve little by little the further you go. Unfortunately, I can’t say the same for the play, which has a focus on you needing to very carefully choose how you proceed through each level, being sure to attack enemies from the sides or the back. Thankfully, more complexity gets added to the mix the further you go, with a variety of powers that you’ll have at your disposal to use wisely in order to advance an enemy unit, allowing you to attack, and some other options as well deeper in. In the end it’s reasonably smart and satisfying, just I’d note that it has a fair amount of pretty similar company out there that it fails to differentiate itself from thoroughly so the choice may come down to price or style preference.
Justin Nation, Score: