Title: GO All Out!
Developer: Forever Entertainment
Publisher: Forever Entertainment
Genre: Action, Fighting, Arcade
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Age Rating: PEGI 12
Release Date: 13.02.2020
Price: £11.69 – Rapid Reviews was very kindly provided with a review code for this title.
Welcome to my review of Go All Out! A new fighting game in the style of Super Smash Bros for the Nintendo Switch. This is a game aiming to target the huge Smash Bros fan base with a new style of the classic format.
Unlike Smash Bros you have a traditional life bar like many other 2D fighter games (think Street Fighter) they also have introduced a finisher system which is not unlike Mortal Kombats end game Fatalities.
The game has various techniques and styles you can play with dashes, dodges and combo breakers along with a power bar which you fill as you fight. You get the items dropped on the screen like the other games of this type and special skills.
A neat feature is the cross-stage selector which lets you pick two levels and the game switches them over as you fight at various points of your battle. You have various stages to pick from and also the normal unlock system.
The game has set out its own cast of unknown fighters which are based on robots, people, aliens, monsters and humanoid dinosaurs. The developer promises comic book, AAA and indie game characters at a later date but in all honesty, I can’t see this happening.
You have the normal local play, online play, challenges and the game store (which uses GAO Points you earn in-game or can buy) you also have a profile which shows your game record to compare to your friends.
In local play, you have Arcade, 8 Player battle, one on one versus, survival and practice modes to pick from while online you have similar options to have all your bases covered. As you can see as I said at the start Go All Out! is a new fighting game in the style of Super Smash Bros but that’s where it ends. Now onto my thoughts on the Go All Out! review.
That’s the basic premise of the game and what it brings to the table, it looks horrible on the switch in both docked and handheld I felt compared to the AAA title it’s based on it really looked poorly made and the graphics really let it down.
The gameplay was not much better, it felt clunky and unnatural when playing it. The collision system seemed to be still in development and the number of times I glitched or missed my opponent who was right next to me I cannot keep up with.
The sound is taken from the ’80s with that tin sounding fighting game music in your ears constantly, it’s annoying and if anything made me want to turn the game off. The sound effects again felt very bad and nothing really stood out in the audio department.
I really struggled with this game, it does nothing well and the promise of the new AAA and comic book characters is nice but I can’t see anyone wanting to stick there licence in this game without a massive improvement.
Everything about it feels half done from the menus to the character design to the in-game feel, its miles away from any other 2D fighter and if you own Super Smash Bros I wouldn’t even consider this game.
So like this review today this game needs about five minutes of your time to honestly see that it does not deserve your hard-earned cash, It has so much potential as an idea but the delivery is so poor. It would likely make a great free to play game with the option of buying characters or levels but as a paid game at over £10 you can do a lot better.
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