It’s safe to say that at this point there’s no shortage of classic shooters on the Switch, which does admittedly make it a challenge for new ones to make a splash. If the focus was merely on looking pretty Remote Life would fare pretty decently, as it has a modern style and some visual polish. Add to that the fact that you’re able to use twin-stick controls to fire and there’s something to enjoy. It’s in terms of overall play and design where things unfortunately fall apart a bit. The best description I’d have for it is inconsistent. Power-ups are haphazardly thrown about, bosses can be a bit jerky in terms of performance and feel overpowered when compared to the other enemies you face, and then things like enemy ships flying through walls and barriers just help further point out a lack of attention to detail. Considering the high level of quality of its competition on the system this simply doesn’t match up.
Justin Nation, Score: