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:
Developer: Ysbryd Games
Publisher: Glitch Factory
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- Graphics - 8/108/10
- Sound - 7/107/10
- Accessibility - 6/106/10
- Length - 7/107/10
- Fun Factor - 7/107/10