Toning down the typical action adventure, Wavetale features plenty of serene and beautiful moments along the way
While I wasn’t quite sure what to expect walking into Wavetale, it thankfully didn’t take long to get into the flow of things and begin appreciating its chill but still sometimes challenging style. There’s a great post-Apocalyptic vibe to everything, with the oceans apparently having taken over the world for the most part, so the majority of your time will be spent traversing the seas (once you get rolling), swinging and sliding your way through old pipes and structures, and exploring areas in the hopes of finding people you can help out. Since platforming plays such a key central role to the action I was very pleased with the overall feel of the controls as well as your ability to “feel” where you are in the physical space to be sure you stick your landings. Of course, the ability to twirl your weapon and hover a little doesn’t hurt either. If you were hoping for engaging combat, in general you won’t find that here, as most encounters just require that you whack away your enemies, but at least the boss battles do get a little more involved and interesting. While I wouldn’t consider it highly ambitious or at the top of the hill for 3D adventures on the Switch, it’s absolutely a great and mostly relaxing play that is satisfying in most areas that count.
Justin Nation, Score:
Nindie Choice! [8.0]