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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- Graphics - 8/108/10
- Sound - 8/108/10
- Accessibility - 8/108/10
- Length - 8/108/10
- Fun Factor - 8/108/10
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!