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Critiques That includes ‘Prodeus’ & ‘Ghost Tune’, Plus the Newest Releases and Gross sales – TouchArcade


Hiya mild readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Spherical-Up for November 4th, 2022. Our pal Mikhail got here by huge, so we’ve bought two critiques so that you can try right now. The recent-as-heck first-person shooter Prodeus and long-in-development Ghost Tune get their time within the Judgment Chair. After that, we head into the brand new releases of the day. The highlights are It Takes Two and Harvestella, however there’s lots to contemplate. Lastly, we’ve bought the same old lists of recent and outgoing gross sales. Let’s shut out the week!

Critiques & Mini-Views

Prodeus ($24.99)

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It has been fairly the trip for Nintendo Change house owners who’ve needed to play Prodeus, the old-school first-person shooter with a contemporary twist. In case you’ve not stored up with it, Prodeus launched in early entry on Steam some time in the past, and it lastly launched on Nintendo Change final week following a mistaken construct being uploaded to the eShop. Similar to Nightfall, Prodeus is an incredibly good first-person shooter that deserves to be in your Change should you’re a fan of the style.

Whereas I did play Prodeus by its early entry launch, I solely correctly bought deep into it nearer to the PC model’s launch just a few weeks in the past. Having performed it on Xbox Sequence X, my laptop computer, Steam Deck, and now Nintendo Change, I’m blown away by virtually the whole lot in Prodeus, and solely have just a few points with it on Nintendo Change proper now.

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Along with the hand-crafted marketing campaign that’s principally sensible with just a few annoyances afterward, you have got entry to multiplayer, and group created ranges providing you with tons of content material proper off the bat. Whilst you may simply play the superior marketing campaign, the multiplayer and created ranges are very good. A couple of of the screenshots I’ve used on this evaluation are from group created ranges.

In a whole lot of methods, Prodeus jogs my memory of Octopath Traveler. I do know which will sound stunning, however hear me out. Octopath Traveler took trendy rendering and results to old style pixel artwork and blended them collectively for a placing aesthetic. Prodeus is like that for old-school shooters. It makes use of trendy rendering and results bur nonetheless stays true to feeling like a “boomer shooter” should you might. It excels in what it units out to do visually, and oozes environment.

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Past the type, Prodeus controls like a dream. Weapons really feel nice, and it simply looks like a brilliantly designed and polished shooter that’s underpriced in its present state for what you get right here. I simply want there was gyro help to make it really feel like a extra full bundle in the case of the Change model.

Visually, Prodeus seems to be nice on Nintendo Change throughout the board. The efficiency is the place issues are a bit iffy. I hope a future replace can add a 30fps cap as a result of the efficiency is a bit too unstable for my liking in some conditions. In conditions like this, the Steam Deck model is loads higher. In case you aren’t too bothered by a fluctuating body charge, this is not going to be a difficulty for you. I can see it being a giant drawback at larger problem ranges although.

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On the audio facet of issues, Prodeus may need one among Andrew Hulshult’s finest soundtracks but. The music is classy, and the audio design general is principally excellent. He actually knocked it out of the park with this soundtrack. I’ve been listening to it fairly a bit lately exterior the sport as nicely.

Apart from the efficiency points, my primary challenge with Prodeus on Change is the shortage of gyro aiming help. First-person or third-person video games profit loads from gyro controls on Change, and I hope Prodeus provides them in a possible future replace.

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Whereas I do get pleasure from evaluating totally different platforms that will help you determine the place it’s best to seize a particular recreation, Prodeus having cross platform sync with ProNet (in-game account) means I like to recommend grabbing it on the whole lot when you have the means to. It’s that good. The Change model isn’t as clean as Steam Deck, however the builders have achieved an excellent job with it. Hopefully efficiency could be improved or a 30fps cap could be added sooner or later.

Whereas the Change efficiency isn’t excellent, I’d be mendacity if I mentioned I didn’t have a ton of enjoyable all through my time with Prodeus on Nintendo Change. I like with the ability to sync throughout Steam Deck, my laptop computer, and Nintendo Change because of the in-game account, and accessing the whole expertise with no compromises on the content material facet on Nintendo Change makes this an important for first-person shooter followers. Video games like Prodeus and DUSK are completely gems that you just owe it to your self to play should you, like me, loved Doom again within the day. Now I simply want a vinyl soundtrack introduced to go alongside the bodily launch coming. -Mikhail Madnani

SwitchArcade Rating: 4.5/5

Ghost Tune ($19.99)

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Once I was supplied a evaluation code for Humble Video games and Previous Moon’s Ghost Tune, I used to be intrigued by the premise and the gameplay trailer. Having now performed it on Steam and Nintendo Change, the atmospheric 2D Metroidvania ended up addressing a few of my points with latest video games within the style, but additionally manages to face by itself because of its attractive world, the environment, and narrative. Whereas it does borrow from just a few different video games, Ghost Tune does sufficient to be value trying out.

I really had no concept that Ghost Tune was a recreation in improvement for therefore lengthy after I began taking part in it on Steam. I used to be floored at how good many points of it are, and regardless of some points, it’s now one of many higher video games I’ve performed this yr. I additionally remorse not being attentive to it sooner as a result of Ghost Tune visually is strictly what I need from a Metroidvania. Sadly, Ghost Tune on Change is a bit missing in the case of efficiency.

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Once I first began taking part in Ghost Tune, I discovered the motion a bit jarring, however rapidly bought into the stream of the fight and exploration. I’m glad I used to be mistaken after I initially felt prefer it would possibly simply be attempting to ape different video games within the style, as a result of Ghost Tune looks like a mix of a style best hits expertise and its personal factor. You even have entry to a better problem choice, however needless to say you may’t swap in a save as soon as you start taking part in.

Visually, Ghost Tune is attractive. I actually am shocked at how good the enemy designs, environments, and among the animations are in Ghost Tune. One other spotlight as part of the sound design is the soundtrack by Grant Graham. It positively elevates the expertise and is value trying out even when you’re achieved with the sport.

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The one factor holding me again from wholeheartedly recommending Ghost Tune to everyone seems to be the efficiency on Nintendo Change. I had already completed Ghost Tune on PC earlier than I performed it on Change for this evaluation, and it was a greater expertise there. I hope these efficiency points could be addressed as a result of Ghost Tune positively feels excellent for Nintendo Change. Proper now, the sport itself is a straightforward advice, however the Nintendo Change model wants a bit of labor. -Mikhail Madnani

SwitchArcade Rating: 4/5

New Releases

It Takes Two ($39.99)

The award-winning co-op platformer involves Change on this port. You’ll be able to play with one other participant by way of native or on-line multiplayer, and the second participant doesn’t even have to personal the sport as long as you do. I need to make it very clear: this recreation requires two gamers. You’ll be able to’t play alone. Proper there within the title. It takes two. Offered you may verify that field off, this can be a well-made, typically uncomfortable story of a damaged relationship and the way it may be mounted by the magic of fantasy and wishing onerous sufficient.

Harvestella ($59.99)

I’m amused on the extreme use of citation marks on this recreation’s eShop description. Think about Dr. Evil studying it and doing the finger quotes for every occasion for additional laughs. Anyway, this can be a farming RPG from Sq. Enix. Closing Farmtasy, if you’ll. It appears to work loads like most different farming RPGs, however it has shiny graphics and an epic story with plenty of fancy made-up phrases to explain issues. I haven’t been capable of dig into the sport, so I can’t actually say if it’s vital or not at this level. I’ll say that Sq. Enix appears to have put a whole-butt effort into it, and that tends to bode nicely for the ensuing high quality.

Stack Up! (or dive attempting) ($9.99)

The concept right here is that it is advisable keep above the rising water by constructing stacks to maintain climbing upwards. You’ll be able to play alone or hop on-line to play with as much as 4 gamers. You’ll be able to unlock new hats and hammers to customise your character with. This strikes me as one thing that is likely to be extra enjoyable in native multiplayer, however at the least it has multiplayer.

From House ($14.99)

Phew, that’s a whole lot of pink. This can be a top-down shooter the place it’s a must to save the Earth from hordes of pink aliens. As much as 4 gamers can workforce up by way of on-line multiplayer, and there are many totally different characters to select from so that everybody can have their very own factor occurring. A bunch of weapons, level-ups, particular talents… you most likely know the way this sort of recreation works by now. That is one among them, and a reasonably well-made one at that. However very pink!

Bratz: Flaunt Your Style ($39.99)

Gee, Outright Video games is simply cranking them out recently. Right here’s a recreation primarily based on the favored toy line. Play as Sasha, Jade, Cloe, or Yasmin as you go on a style journey. Chase type tales, play some mini-games, full side-quests, and use the cash you earn to customise your character with new threads. Clearly not aimed toward an previous man like me, however perhaps you have got a Bratz fan in the home that can admire it.

Aeterna Noctis ($29.99)

I may have sworn this was already launched, however I suppose not. It’s a Metroidvania-style exploratory platformer with an emphasis on fight. If that sounds loads like Hole Knight, nicely… I believe that’s most likely one of many inspirations right here. It’s sort of bought that drawback the place it’s not likely dropping the ball in any means but additionally isn’t doing something attention-grabbing sufficient to face out. Followers of the style will most likely get pleasure from it anyway.

7 Days of Rose ($4.99)

Michael is a standard boring excessive schooler who takes a one-week journey to a tropical island on this visible novel. There, he meets a lady named Rose who flips his world upside-down. He’s solely bought seven days along with her, however what secrets and techniques does she cover behind her smile? There are three totally different endings primarily based on the alternatives you make all through the sport.

Sakura MMO 3 ($9.99)

This third recreation within the visible novel collection concludes the story of Viola and her quest within the fantasy world of Asaph On-line. The fallen goddess Iona has arrived, and he or she means to finish the world. Solely Viola can stand between her ambitions and complete destruction. Make your decisions and see the way it all finally ends up!

Arcade Archives Itazura Tenshi ($7.99)

We’re heading into the bushes once more for this week’s Arcade Archives. Hamster’s pulled a Nichibutsu recreation from the pile of defunct firm IP it owns, and it’s the 1984 launch Itazura Tenshi. You play as an angel that should restore constellations by becoming a member of their stars, whereas heading off enemy assaults. Others have in contrast it to Namco’s Bosconian, and I reckon I’ll too. It’s not dangerous, although the jingle each time you repair a constellation actually will get annoying after a couple of minutes.

Weedcraft Inc ($24.99)

We’ve come so removed from the times the place cigarettes and beer needed to be censored within the localization course of, haven’t we? Now we’ve got full-on marijuana enterprise sims on our recreation consoles, proper there subsequent to Mario and Pikachu. Anyway, this can be a very detailed sim that goes loads deeper than simply rising weed. It’s as a lot in regards to the enterprise of all of it as it’s creating the product. It’s a bit on the repetitive facet, so except you’ve bought a particular curiosity in the subject material you’re most likely going to get bored with it fairly rapidly.

Volleyball Coach: The Legend of Sports activities ($3.99)

Oh pleasure, Cooking & Publishing is again. This one claims to be a mash-up of a card recreation and arcade-style mini-games, and that seems to take a look at. Play your playing cards to provide your self the sting within the mini-games and prepare your volleyball workforce. In all probability not very a lot meat on the bone right here, however I’m not dropping 4 bucks to search out out.

Snow Insanity ($9.99)

This can be a fairly shameless copy of Toaplan’s Snow Bros., which can also be out there on Change by way of a remake. And I actually do imply it after I name it a replica. It even makes use of among the similar degree layouts. Personally, I don’t need to reward such behaviors with my cash. You are able to do what you want.

Mission Commando ($3.99)

Extra full junk from Pix Arts. Greater than doubtless cobbled collectively from a Unity Asset Retailer template of some form, however I can’t be bothered to go looking it out. It’s a run-and-gun within the vein of video games like Contra and Metallic Slug, which is about the identical as saying I’m a sprinter within the vein of athletes like Usain Bolt and Tyson Homosexual. Look, discover just a few extra {dollars} and deal with your self to a Metallic Slug recreation. You deserve higher.

Gross sales

(North American eShop, US Costs)

Actually, I anticipated a much bigger checklist. However that is good. Tribute Video games is having a spicy sale with new low costs on the likes of Flinthook, Panzer Paladin, and Metal Assault. There are just a few Kairosoft sims on sale, some Recreation Mill stuff, and some different odds and ends like Eastward. There isn’t an excessive amount of within the weekend outbox, however should you’re checking one checklist anyway you would possibly as nicely verify each.

Choose New Video games on Sale

Panzer Paladin ($7.99 from $19.99 till 11/7)
Metal Assault ($5.99 from $14.99 till 11/7)
Mercenary Kings: RE ($7.99 from $19.99 till 11/7)
Flinthook ($5.99 from $14.99 till 11/7)
Wizorb ($3.74 from $4.99 till 11/7)
Innocence Island ($9.99 from $19.99 till 11/10)
Rush Rally 3 ($7.49 from $14.99 till 11/11)
Concordia Digital Version ($14.99 from $24.99 till 11/11)
Pirated Code: Admin Version ($9.89 from $10.99 till 11/12)
Writhe ($2.49 from $9.99 till 11/14)
Sudoku Zenkai ($3.49 from $4.99 till 11/14)
Winds of Change ($9.99 from $19.99 till 11/17)
WARSAW ($3.99 from $19.99 till 11/17)
Lifeless or Faculty ($8.99 from $29.99 till 11/17)
Assault Gunners HD Version ($4.99 from $9.99 till 11/17)

Letterbox by POWGI ($3.99 from $7.99 till 11/18)
Eastward ($14.99 from $24.99 till 11/18)
From House ($11.99 from $14.99 till 11/18)
Tremendous Cyborg ($2.99 from $6.99 till 11/22)
Nerf Legends Digital Deluxe ($11.99 from $59.99 till 11/24)
Road Outlaws 2 Digital Deluxe ($11.99 from $59.99 till 11/24)
NHRA Championship Racing ($24.99 from $49.99 till 11/24)
NHRA Championship Racing Deluxe ($29.99 from $59.99 till 11/24)
NHRA Championship Racing Ult. ($39.99 from $79.99 till 11/24)
Mutant Mudds Assortment ($4.99 from $19.99 till 11/24)
Xeodrifter ($4.99 from $9.99 till 11/24)
Soccer Slammers ($4.99 from $9.99 till 11/24)
Basketball Membership Story ($7.00 from $14.00 till 11/24)
Tennis Membership Story ($7.00 from $14.00 till 11/24)
Boxing Fitness center Story ($8.40 from $14.00 till 11/24)

Bot Vice ($1.99 from $9.99 till 11/24)
Style Princess ($1.99 from $9.99 till 11/24)
Magic Code ($1.99 from $12.48 till 11/24)
They Bleed Pixels ($1.99 from $14.99 till 11/24)
Monster Destroyer ($3.56 from $7.13 till 11/24)
Multi Race: Match the Automobile ($2.99 from $9.99 till 11/25)

Gross sales Ending This Weekend

.cat ($1.99 from $9.99 till 11/5)
Aerial_Knight’s By no means Yield ($5.99 from $11.99 till 11/5)
Asterix & Obelix XXL 3 ($4.49 from $29.99 till 11/5)
Dadish 3 ($1.99 from $9.99 till 11/5)
Escape Recreation Fort Boyard 2022 ($17.99 from $29.99 till 11/5)
Fireworks ($4.49 from $14.99 till 11/5)
Garfield Kart Livid Racing ($4.49 from $29.99 till 11/5)
My Universe: Inexperienced Journey ($17.99 from $29.99 till 11/5)
Syberia ($2.23 from $14.99 till 11/5)
The Quest for Excalibur Puy de Fou ($17.99 from $29.99 till 11/5)
The Smurfs Mission Vileaf ($19.99 from $39.99 till 11/5)
Animal Rivals: Up within the Air ($5.39 from $11.99 till 11/6)
Cardaclysm Shards of the 4 ($4.49 from $14.99 till 11/6)
Colt Canyon ($4.49 from $14.99 till 11/6)
Flewfie’s Journey ($5.99 from $9.99 till 11/6)

Into the Darkish ($17.49 from $24.99 till 11/6)
Kosmonavtes Academy Escape ($1.99 from $5.99 till 11/6)
Kosmonavtes Escape Actuality ($1.99 from $3.99 till 11/6)
Outbuddies DX ($5.39 from $17.99 till 11/6)
Panmorphia ($1.99 from $5.99 till 11/6)
Panmorphia Woke up ($2.99 from $6.99 till 11/6)
Panmorphia Enchanted ($1.99 from $3.99 till 11/6)
Pinku Kult: Hex Mortis ($5.99 from $9.99 till 11/6)
Pixel Heroes Mega Byte & Magic ($4.49 from $14.99 till 11/6)
Pixel Puzzle Makeout League ($3.74 from $14.99 till 11/6)
Pumpkin Jack ($11.99 from $29.99 till 11/6)
Silver Chains ($7.49 from $24.99 till 11/6)
Squeakers ($1.99 from $2.99 till 11/6)
Squeakers II ($1.99 from $2.99 till 11/6)
The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters ($4.49 from $14.99 till 11/6)
The Coma: Recut ($4.49 from $14.99 till 11/6)
Phrases Puzzles 3 in 1 ($3.59 from $3.99 till 11/6)

That’s all for right now and this week, buddies. We’ll be again subsequent week with a ton of nice new video games like Sonic Frontiers, Sifu, Techniques Ogre: Reborn, and Atari 50. There shall be extra critiques, extra gross sales, some information, and a whole lot of laughs. Okay, perhaps tears. We’ll see. I hope you all have a beautiful weekend, and as all the time, thanks for studying!


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