While it has a bit of a Vampire-Survivors-meets-classic-arcade vibe, there’s very little challenge or play in store for you here
OK, before getting to anything else you should be aware of what you’re dealing with, at least for the moment, if you want to buy and play this game. Currently it’s intended for handheld play only with the Joycon attached to the Switch. Weirdly, the game works mostly fine once you begin playing, but critically without the Joycon attached you can’t simply hit the start button. Hopefully this can be fixed so you can enjoy it however you may like. That all being said, be aware that calling this experience slight would be no understatement. While there’s some promise in its elements, with a dodge-em-up style a bit similar to something like Vampire Survivors but I’d say with a more classic arcade feel, the package as a whole just ends up feeling a bit empty. Sure, there are a variety of power-ups you’ll need to choose from that will look cosmetically different and all that are tied to your initial weapon type, but the number of levels is limited, resulting in every time I’ve played the game I’ve beaten it, sometimes taking very little damage even to do so. As a result, unless you’re a less seasoned gamer who is looking for a more mild challenge to cut your teeth on, I can’t see the average person finding this to be compelling for more than a 12-ish minute run and then feeling done with it for good.
Justin Nation, Score: