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Relic Hunters Zero: Remix

Developer: Rogue Snail

Publisher: Akupara Games

Co-Op Multiplayer
  • Price: $12.99
  • Release Date: May 7, 2020
  • Number of Players: 1 - 2
  • Last on Sale: Feb 16, 2023 [$6.49]
  • Lowest Historic Price: $6.49
  • ESRB Rating: E10+ [Everyone 10+]
  • With the abundance of twin-stick roguelike shooters on the Switch it makes for tough competition if you want to make a big splash in the space with a new title. Featuring a decidedly retro look, on one level there’s a simplicity to Relic Hunters Zero that works well. You’ll dive into areas, shoot everything down, grab gear and ammo, and dig for relics and other loot to help your metagame progression. While you only start with 2 classes to choose from, the game has quite a few more to unlock, some of which even have pretty different perks that can make them fun to take for a spin. The issue? The grind to get going, get access to those different characters, and really feel like the game meets its potential takes quite a bit of time and grinding, and unfortunately the formula begins to get stale at a rate faster than you’ll unlock things. Granted, this can be overcome through diligence, but a system where the game would throw you a bone or two more quickly so you get a taste of what’s to come with more work may have been a better plan. Limited to only the starting characters and gear, and not being given any real direction on what to do or when you’ll get access to more, stumbling through different modes that feel too similar starts to feel unrewarding.

    Justin Nation, Score:
    Good [7.5]

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