No Place For Bravery Review (Nintendo Switch OLED)

Our No Place For Bravery Review has us in a world where peril awaits on every path through Dewr, a harsh world of ruined beauty and violent tribes. In this game, you must contend with fast-paced battles filled with dodges, parries, and counterattacks. Making mistakes will be punishing and you’ll experience a lingering sense of fragility while facing the dangers of Dewr. Thorn, a retired warrior plagued by nightmares, stumbles on an opportunity for redemption after finding clues to his daughter’s disappearance from long ago. Survive rampant and violent battles in this 2D top-down action RPG, and discover the bone-chilling tale behind Thorn’s odyssey.

No Place For Bravery Review Pros:

  • Beautiful pixel art graphics.
  • 3.2GB download size.
  • Top-down action RPG gameplay.
  • Four save slots.
  • 3 difficulties – Story, No Place For Bravery, and You are not prepared.
  • The difficulty can be further tweaked with health, defense, stamina, damage, and parry window sliders.
  • Gameplay settings – Auto target after kill, target lock retrigger, and always show direction indicator under a thorn.
  • Beautiful soundtrack.
  • Hack and slash combat complete with blocking, dodging, and parrying.
  • Stamina-based system for running and combat.
  • Enemies downed can be executed for possible item drops or if timed quick enough can do a quick execution for stamina regain and rewards.
  • Stunning vistas and locations.
  • When walking, after a short while you will run.
  • Tutorial pop-ups as you play.
  • Save when you want in the pause menu.
  • Assign items to quick access slots.
  • Clear easy read Hud.
  • Battle memorials can be interacted with to pray and buy new skills along with acting as a respawn point.
  • Praying will resurrect fallen enemies.
  • Enemies have 3 attack types – light, regular and heavy.
  • Skills are tied to weapons.
  • You can hotswap between weapons with a button press.
  • Some of the best character models and animations I have seen in a long time.
  • Platforming sections.
  • Slight puzzle elements.
  • The glossary fills in with information as you discover new items, Weapons, locations, and characters.
  • The map fills in as you explore.
  • Sacrifice-found artifacts can be exchanged with cash for new skills.
  • Collect lore pages from the World.
  • Multiple choice encounters.
  • Gorgeous yet treacherous locations.

No Place For Bravery Review Cons:

  • No touchscreen support.
  • You cannot rebind controls.
  • Long initial load time.
  • Can get really hard to see what is and isn’t a platform.
  • Minimal settings.
  • Slow starter.
  • Ranged enemies
  • Small text in places.
  • A lot to take in.
  • The slowdown happens a lot when in combat with only a few enemies.
  • The map is pointless as it’s not interactive, doesn’t zoom in and you can’t even see where you are!
  • You cannot pause the game and it doesn’t tell you this, you are welcome.
  • You have to press and hold to pick up items.
  • Combat has a learning curve to it especially as you get used to the layout of buttons and general flow of combat.
  • When it is loading a save it hangs then freezes and then kicks in the loading.
  • Stop-start conversations.

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No Place For Bravery:

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Developer: Ysbryd Games

Publisher: Glitch Factory

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  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Accessibility - 6/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10

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!