While not making for a bad experience, paying for a game still dripping with in-game purchase nonsense isn’t cool
Games like this are always tough to review. In principle this really isn’t too bad a first-person zombie shooter with a mid-poly look and plenty of objectives and walkers to keep you busy. The controls are implemented pretty well for shooting, but I’m less enthused with some of the button options for things like changing weapons or reloading, but that all qualifies as a matter of taste and forgivable. Where it really goes off the rails for me is that the developers opted to leave in loads of in-game purchase nonsense, including a vehicle you can buy on the eShop for the same price as the base game itself, and yet this isn’t a free-to-play game as it is on mobile, it’s not even what I’d consider a budget game. This is the sort of thing that makes the concept of there being a “Switch Tax” real, and it really should be a one or the other approach… never both. If you don’t mind the steady drum beat of things it’s trying to get you to buy there’s a decent enough game here, but in terms of value I’d consider the overall experience a pretty irksome bust.
Justin Nation, Score: