This mix of a popular license, platforming action, and multi-character puzzling yields mixed results
There’s no question that Arrowfell starts out pretty strong, boasting some terrific visuals (no surprise, given its anime roots), what feels like a reasonably-good story, and a nice mix of platforming action and character-switching puzzles. Fundamentally, it has the pieces in place to deliver a great experience and I began hoping to see continued smart use of your team’s abilities, akin to something like Lost Vikings or even Unruly Heroes. Unfortunately, while you’ll still want to be smart about leveraging different abilities wisely in combat situations it stumbles in this area, and instead of fresh challenges it more often feels like it’s satisfied to leverage more of the same. I’m sure fans of the anime won’t mind, as this at least tells a good story set in that world, but for the uninitiated I’m not sure that hook will be enough to overlook simply middling play in a genre that’s better executed by others in the eShop.
Justin Nation, Score: