Deckbuilders have become a full-fledged thing nowadays, with many pretty great ones on the Switch, but back when Card Fighters’ Clash was released they were a bit more of an oddity. I have to give credit to the people behind the game, the roster of characters from both universes is stellar, the pixel art for most of them is gorgeous, and on a general level there’s quite a bit to appreciate here. Unfortunately, having now played quite a number of more recent roguelike deckbuilders that offer up a degree of unpredictability, progression, and terrific challenges I found it really hard to take things back a few steps to the level Clash delivers. If you’re a huge portable fan I have no doubt the nostalgia factor may be enough to make this a winner, but from the angle of the strategic gameplay it offers it suffers from the progress that has been made since it was released.
Justin Nation, Score: