Breaking from the trend towards more strange and silly point-and-click styled adventures on the Switch, Primordia instead strikes a more serious tone with both its more brooding art and sci-fi environs. While you’re paired with a pithy companion who tries to give the game some levity the story is more geared towards intrigue and conspiracies to be uncovered. In terms of the puzzles the good thing is that they don’t tend to get as aggravatingly obtuse as you can often find, making you curse your inventory, but they also trend towards perhaps being a bit too bland and lacking in creative sparks that makes completing them feel rewarding. If you’re a fan of epics like Beyond a Steel Sky there are certainly elements of that DNA here to enjoy, just don’t expect it to really cross into that class of quality and polish very often.
Justin Nation, Score: