Elderand Review (Nintendo Switch OLED)

For our Elderand Review, we play a Lovecraftian-inspired story-driven action RPG game with skill-based combat. Explore and Fight in a dreadful world rich in treasures and deadly creatures. Elderand is a love letter to Castlevania with modern elements. Make your own path as you unveil the darkness.

Elderand Review

Elderand Review Pros:

  • Decent 16-bit graphics.
  • 2.7GB download size.
  • Character creator – appearance, skin color, and hair color.
  • Tutorial signs as you play.
  • Action RPG gameplay.
  • 2D side scroller.
  • Flags allow you to save, fast travel and reset attributes.
  • Slick animations.
  • Nine save slots.
  • Earn EXP and get attribute points.
  • Four attributes to increase, strength, dexterity, wisdom, and vitality.
  • Metroidvania style progression.
  • Loot chests to find.
  • Enemies spawn back after re-entering a section.
  • The map fills in as you explore, and shows any points of interest.
  • Have two sets of weapons equipped which is usually melee and ranged weapon.
  • Stamina is in the game for pushing, dashing, and dodging jumping.
  • Loot from breakables is random.
  • Boss fights.
  • Blood ritual sequences.
  • Gets very addictive.
  • Does have enough room for you to explore.
  • Enemies respawn frequently so you can farm and level up your character.
  • As you progress the combat gets really satisfying and varied.

Elderand Review

Elderand Review Cons:

  • The tutorial text isn’t always correct it says to drink potions with the A button but it’s in fact the L shoulder button.
  • Cannot rebind controls.
  • The first hour is a hard slog as you learn the controls, Gather good weapons, and generally get good.
  • The game doesn’t prompt you to spend the upgrade points.
  • No touchscreen support.
  • Dying has you just reloading your last save or the game, kinda disappointing and doesn’t fit the game.
  • Hit detection is really bad on slopes.
  • Difficult.
  • Has a small capacity for potions.
  • Performance hits happen frequently.
  • Hard to get potions.

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Elderand Review


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Developer: Sinergia Games

Publisher: Sinergia Games

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Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!