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Vigil: The Longest Night Icon
Vigil: The Longest Night

Publisher: Another Indie Studio

  • Price: $21.99
  • Release Date: Oct 14, 2020
  • Number of Players: 1
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  • ESRB Rating: T [Teen]
  • While the Metroidvania genre had at one point been thinly represented on the Switch we’re now at the point where there are enough top-tier titles available that making a big splash is getting tougher. I think Vigil is a casualty of that reality, bringing a darker tone and some decent (if somewhat generic) action to the table with a fair amount of choice and variety, but struggling to distance itself from several titles at roughly the same level. Mechanically the action is a bit on the stilted side and feeling more from a previous generation despite its more attractive overall look. Level design, too, feels a bit like it’s from another time, managing variety but little that fuels a sense of excitement. If you’re in love with the look and theme it’s a decent romp but there are several better examples of the genre with different looks already available on the eShop.

    Justin Nation, Score:
    Fair [6.4]

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