As the Switch library has grown the experiences available to it have also diversified pretty considerably. One byproduct of a more varied field of games is people working on bringing perhaps less obvious options to the table, and in the case of Talisman it’s in the form of almost literally a digital version of that classic 80s board game. While folks who are familiar with it and see an opportunity to enjoy some nostalgic play with friends and family may be thrilled, its very straightforward presentation that lacks pretty well any bells and whistles can feel a bit flat. Perhaps its online play will help buoy it in some way but given what we’ve seen to date with the Switch indie online ecosystem I’d be doubtful it will be able to sustain itself for long. Throw in a DLC pricing structure for people wishing to unlock the full complement of the game’s classes and this really feels like a misstep to me.
Justin Nation, Score: