HunterX Review (Nintendo Switch OLED)

For our, HunterX Review discover that on the night of the deep purple moon, a girl who appears to be an ordinary teenager goes out for another devil hunt. While chasing her prey, she comes across a crack that leads to another world, and the adventure of her destiny begins. Explore and make your own route through a large, organically connected world! Your teammates are waiting for you in a world of riddles and terrible devils.

HunterX Review Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 1.4GB download size.
  • Own in-game achievements.
  • Metroidvania platformer gameplay.
  • Ongoing tutorials.
  • Map fills in as you play.
  • Loot chests can be found for umm loot.
  • Save points unlock as you play.
  • Karma is earned by killing enemies and smashing the orbs found in the level.
  • Use Karma to upgrade stats from the level-up screen found at the save points.
  • Level up to also get skill points to put into a skill tree to get new abilities.
  • Big boss battles.
  • Traces – find them in the world and they grant new powers.
  • Equipment load out is versatile with weapon, occult 1 and 2, and two accessories slots.
  • Your equipped equipment adjusts and adds buffs and/or abilities.
  • Traditional hack and slash combat with a bit of magic mixed in and a strong dodge mechanic.
  • Occult powers are attained from boss battles and use mana to cast.
  • Leaving and returning to a screen will reset enemies and orbs to smash.
  • A lot of the time you will be going back on yourself as you have new powers that open up new parts of old areas.
  • Parry perfectly to stun enemies and do bonus damage.
  • Decent soundtrack.
  • The game on the whole runs really well, it’s smooth and very responsive.

HunterX Review Cons:

  • No touchscreen support.
  • Takes some getting used to.
  • Can’t rebind the controls.
  • Difficulty spikes.
  • Enemies respawning so quickly can be a hindrance.
  • Enemy projectiles can go through walls and floors.
  • Few weak areas.
  • Can feel lost.

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Developer: Orange Popcorn

Publisher: Orange Popcorn

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  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10


HunterX is one of the best surprises this year, it’s a Metroidvania that starts off like all the other, hack and slash combat coupled with a lot of platforming. This is how I thought it was going to be, earn Karma and level up get better stats, and fight bosses. What I didn’t factor in as it did take a while is the Occult stuff, it’s magic-based attacks and abilities that you can wield and it really mixes it up, it has cool summoning/casting animations but it’s the actual abilities themselves that are cool. It’s a game that can be accused of playing it safe for a large part but honestly once you make real progress on the skill tree it becomes an accomplished solid affair. Combat turns into fast-paced encounters complete with parrying and dashing through enemies, platforming becomes more important for attacks and it generally just gets a bit more streamlined and significant. The start ramp is a steep one but the end game is a Slick fast-paced highly addictive game that draws and rightly so a comparison with the Castlevania games especially Symphony Of The Night more because of the level structure and depth of locations. Don’t sleep on HunterX it is a fantastic must-play Metroidvania!

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!