Developer: Paper Cult
Publisher: Paper Cult
Genre: Action, Adventure, Arcade, Platformer
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Age Rating: PEGI 16
Release Date: 28/02/2020
Price: £15.99 – Rapid Reviews UK was very kindly provided with a review code for this title.
Welcome to my Bloodroots review on Nintendo Switch which is a new action-platformer set on a 3D plane but you have the ability to use anything on the screen to chop down and kill your enemies.
The story starts with your character Mr Wolf being attacked himself and left for dead by his old gang, you are now on a mission of revenge for the rest of the game. The game is told via small text cutscenes and some very good looking cutscenes in a comic book style.
The game goes with the old school style of one-hit one kill system, this applies to the main enemy hordes and your character. The game has a lot of great save points before an area so don’t let this put you off trying the game.
You make your way around the stages using various weapons from fence posts, pans, axes, wheels, ladders, swords, chainsaws, carrots, hammers to your bare fist to time and kill each enemy in your way. Most weapons have a one or three-time use and then you must switch out.
When you are on the last enemy on the level your kill moves to a lovely unique kill cutscene with the weapon of choice, I tell you now, some of these cutscenes are epic! Make sure you mix up your weapons.
The levels have hidden items and challenges throughout the game and bonus hidden challenge levels where you must kill a set amount of static enemies in a certain time limit, You also have the score multiplier system in the corner to encourage you to plan your attacks.
The audio is amazing with some great sound in the various locations from the wild west to the lasers and techno music that hits at just the right time just as you go for that last kill.
The graphics are cartoon-like which makes the blood and the cutting enemies in half not as gory as you would see in more realistic games, The characters though have amazing facial animation which tells the story as you progress.
The levels are set over various locations from deserts, snow worlds, forests and much more they all look amazing in-game and the comic book style really works with this game.
Some of the great moments in-game for me that made me smile include riding a bear to jumping gaps with the sword to riding hay bails into waiting enemies, The variety and how you tackle each set of enemies is really up to you.
There are a couple of times the game moves to a 2D platform which works just swell as the 3D version, There is the occasional issue with depth when playing a 3D plat-former but when the game quickly loads you back into the level you tend to forgive these learning points and never hindered my Bloodroots review.
You also have some of the best boss battles I have played on the switch in this game, it’s all about learning patterns and finding out when the right time is to punch you opponent to his death. The game saves at various stages of the fight so you’re always ready to jump back into the game.
This game with a solid six-hour campaign is really engaging, its fun to use all the various weapons to hack your enemies down and with the collectables and the score multiplier it has some replay value.
I really enjoyed Bloodroots, it is a lovely action, platforming, puzzle, killing machine of a game and if anything just seeing what the axe, sword, chainsaw or metal pot does to your enemies is worth the price alone! This is the end of my Bloodroots review.
Rapid Reviews Rating
You can buy Bloodroots from the Nintendo eShop on the following link, https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-Switch-download-software/Bloodroots-1719893.html#Overview
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