Reviews with ‘Rogue Legacy 2’, plus ‘The Knight Witch’ and today’s other releases and sales – TouchArcade

Hello dear readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade roundup for November 29, 2022. In today’s article, we have a full review of Rogue Legacy 2. I wanted to do more reviews, but life got in the way today. There’s a bit of news to cover Nintendo Switch Sports, so we’ll take a minute to look at that. After that, there are some interesting new releases today, and we have summaries of both. We wrap things up with the usual listings of new and outgoing sales. Let’s go!

New

The Golf update is now available in “Nintendo Switch Sports”

Nintendo Switch Sports released in April, and one of the most surprising things about the game is that it launched without one of the most popular sports in Sports Wii: golf. Nintendo said it would be added later in a free update, and “later” is today. There are a few things in the update beyond adding golf as an event, but you can go ahead and watch the video above for the general overview. If you own the game, you can just go ahead and update to get all the new goodies. And I know some of you must own it, because this game has already sold almost five million copies despite what seemed like a poor RECEPTION.

Reviews and mini-views

Rogue Legacy 2 ($14.99)

the original The Legacy of Thieves, released in 2013, did not coin the term “roguelite”. His adoption of the term, however, arguably brought him to a wider audience than he had ever seen before. While it was a side-scrolling action game with lots of roguelike game elements, its system where players could earn upgrades that persisted even after death opened up a veritable fire hydrant of sockets. more accessible on what had been a rather demanding genre until then. indicate. It is now rarer to see a game live/die/repeat without a persistent update of some sort than the other way around. This is the The Legacy of Thieves legacy.

So there we are, almost ten years and about a million roguelite games later. the original The Legacy of Thieves still has its charms but is no longer as unique as it once was. Can a follow-up have the same impact as the original? Well, probably not. But it can certainly benefit from the many refinements this small category has seen over the years to create a better and more complete game. And it is so. Rogue Legacy 2 retains what worked in the first, accumulates new features, and greatly improves the overall instant-action playability. Although not as fresh as the first one, it is certainly a more impressive game.

There are a lot of additions here, but I’ll just touch on a few of the more important ones. First, there are more classes with more gameplay diversity between them. When paired with certain traits, relics, etc., some of them feel like they came out of a whole different game. All classes are fun to play, although some require a lot more skill than others to take full advantage of. To go along with that, there are a lot more moves available to you. One of the things I thought could use a little work in The Legacy of Thieves was the basic combat and movement, which seemed content to be good enough and no more than that. I will not tell Rogue Legacy 2 is on par with the best of the genre in this regard, but the wider arsenal of actions and interactions is definitely an improvement.

Hm, it all comes together nicely. You see, part of this action expansion is that the game has adopted a Metroidvania-style structure. Areas are still procedurally generated, but there are certain types of obstacles that you will need special abilities to overcome. You’ll find them in a particular order, and once you get them, they’ll remain permanently unlocked between hero generations. It gives things a bit more structure, makes for better and more interesting layouts, allows the game to spice up lore in a somewhat linear way, and gives you an expanding moveset that helps spice things up while you play.

The last major addition I want to mention is the new house rules. These allow you to customize the gameplay experience in different ways, making it easier or harder as you see fit. I think it’s a really good addition to the game, and it’s perhaps the biggest change in spirit from what the first game did. I firmly believe that one of the reasons why The Legacy of Thieves considered because its persistent upgrades made it more appealing to a wider audience than previous games in the genre. Rogue Legacy 2House rules cast that net even wider, allowing you to adjust the difficulty back and forth.

Rogue Legacy 2 feels a little too familiar at times, but it’s a better and more complete game than its predecessor in many ways. There are already so many top notch games of this type on the Nintendo Switch that you might not immediately be drawn to this game as it lacks flashy new features, but those who give it a chance will find a degree of substance. that even the first game was missing.

SwitchArcade Rating: 4.5/5

New releases

The Witch Knight ($19.99)

A two-joystick bullet-hell style shoot-em-up crossed with Metroidvania-style non-linear exploration and leveling? The witch knight is, if nothing else, distinct. You use the left stick to move through the air as you wish, and the right stick is used to aim your shots. You also have a selection of spell cards that you can use to cast different types of magic, which reminds me a bit Cotton. It’s rather fun. I will review it soon if you need more details.

Football Story ($19.99)

Another cross sport game with an adventure game, coming in front of this another cross sport game with an adventure game. In it, you are given a magic soccer ball and tasked with taking football back from the evil Soccer Inc. and bringing the love of the game back to the land. You’ll explore, interact with characters, and solve puzzles, but it still comes down to playing a little soccer. And hey, if you feel like it, you can play some of that aforementioned footy with up to four players via local multiplayer. I think Mikhail is doing a review of this one for us, so he’ll probably have more details for you when it’s ready.

Sales

(North American online store, US prices)

Not much new today, but it should be particularly noted that Sakuna: rice and ruin is at its lowest price ever. It’s a wonderful game and I will defend it at every opportunity. If you want to go all out LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, there is also a new low price for it. You can receive Andor characters! Cared for. The main thing I will highlight in the outbox is the latest Inti-Creates sale that is coming to an end. You can’t go wrong with most of their games, and those prices are solid. Take a look at both lists.

Select New games on sale

LEGO Star Wars: Galactic Edition TSS ($39.99 from $79.99 until 12/6)
Space Raiders in space ($1.99 from $12.99 until 12/6)
Monument ($1.99 from $7.00 until 12/6)
Eraser+ ($1.99 from $7.99 until 12/6)
Syndrome ($1.99 from $24.99 until 12/6)
Colsword ($1.99 from $4.00 until 12/6)
reky ($1.99 from $9.99 until 12/6)
Shattered Universe: Tower Defense ($1.99 from $9.99 until 12/6)
Sakuna: rice and ruin ($19.49 from $29.99 until 12/13)
Marchen Forest ($6.99 from $34.99 until 12/19)
Wing of Darkness ($5.99 from $29.99 until 12/19)
Unleashed Fury ($5.99 from $19.99 until 12/20)
chestnut trees ($1.99 from $14.99 until 12/20)
Crash Drive 3 ($1.99 from $19.99 until 12/20)

Sales end tomorrow, Wednesday, November 30

A robot named Fight ($1.99 from $12.99 until 11/30)
amazing breaker ($2.39 from $7.99 until 11/30)
ARK: Survival Evolved ($9.99 from $19.99 until 11/30)
Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 ($25.49 from $29.99 until 11/30)
Azure Striker Gunvolt Striker Pack ($19.99 from $39.99 until 11/30)
Great Drunk Satanic Slaughter ($5.99 from $19.99 until 11/30)
billion road ($6.99 from $19.99 until 11/30)
Blaster Master Zero ($4.99 from $9.99 until 11/30)
Blaster Master Zero 2 ($4.99 from $9.99 until 11/30)
Blaster Master Zero 3 ($8.24 from $14.99 until 11/30)
Bloody Curse of the Moon ($4.99 from $9.99 until 11/30)
Bloody Curse of the Moon 2 ($7.49 from $14.99 until 11/30)
Boris the Rocket ($5.99 from $14.99 until 11/30)
Bus Driving Simulator 22 ($19.59 from $27.99 until 11/30)
Carl ($9.89 from $14.99 until 11/30)


Catlateral Damage: Remeowstered ($7.49 from $14.99 until 11/30)
Dragon Marked for Death AA ($7.49 from $14.99 until 11/30)
Dragon Marked for Death FF ($7.49 from $14.99 until 11/30)
Galactic Squad ($4.99 from $9.99 until 11/30)
GC: Luminous Avenger iX ($7.49 from $14.99 until 11/30)
GC: Luminous Avenger iX 2 ($18.74 from $24.99 until 11/30)
Here is Nico! ($17.49 from $24.99 until 11/30)
Mainframe Defenders ($4.79 from $11.99 until 11/30)
Marie Skelter 2 ($9.99 from $39.99 until 11/30)
Powerful Gunvolt Burst ($3.99 from $9.99 until 11/30)
Mozart’s Requiem ($9.99 from $29.99 until 11/30)
my hidden things ($2.09 from $6.99 until 11/30)
A dog story ($3.74 from $14.99 until 11/30)
Overlord escapes from Nazarick ($20.99 from $29.99 until 11/30)
Princess.Loot.Pixel.Again ($1.99 from $4.99 until 11/30)
Princess.Loot.Pixel.Again x2 ($1.99 from $3.99 until 11/30)
Street cleaner: the video game ($9.00 from $15.00 until 11/30)

That’s all for today, my friends. We’ll be back tomorrow with some new releases, maybe a review, more sales, and maybe some news. Hope you all have a great Tuesday, and as always, thanks for reading!

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