Primordia Review (Nintendo Switch OLED)

For our Primordia Review, we got a time where ages have passed since legendary Man walked the planet. Now, in the desolate wastelands beyond the city of Metropol, a solitary robot named Horatio jealously guards his freedom and independence.  All that is taken away from him when a marauding foe steals his power source, forcing him to leave the safety of his home and set out on a perilous journey into the wastes and into his own mysterious past. I have taken a lot of what I said originally, I mean you can’t really improve on perfection.

Primordia Review Pros:

  • Beautiful pixel art graphics.
  • 1.1GB Download size.
  • Has its own in-game achievements.
  • Full touchscreen support.
  • You can play with face buttons.
  • Point and click gameplay.
  • Game settings – voice and text or text only, auto hints on/off, pointer speed and flip AB.
  • Commentary can be turned on and off.
  • How to play section.
  • Hover text to describe what you are looking at.
  • Classic Lucasarts games feel.
  • You play a lone robot named Horatio, armed only with a quirky sidekick named Crispin Horatio.
  • Crispin is a great addition as not only will he give you hints and tips if you get stuck, but he also comes out with some truly humorous one-liners and remarks.
  • Full of atmosphere.
  • Puzzles throughout the game.
  • An intriguing and vast game world.
  • Handy shortcut buttons holding it down will highlight all available interactive points on the current screen.
  • The d-pad can be used to quickly swap between interactive points.
  • Crispin can be selected from the drop-down menu box as an object so you can send him to investigate things or interact with objects.
  • You cannot die or mess up so bad you cannot advance.
  • In-game cutscenes.
  • Fast travel points.
  • Lightning-fast loading times.
  • Beautiful music.
  • A truly great story.

Primordia Review Cons:

  • Long initial load time.
  • The game world itself is very dull in terms of color, using a variety of browns and blacks. The thing is it may not look too appealing but the game is set in a robot-run world where metal is all around and building fall into disrepair so technically the color matches the scene.
  • The tutorial is just text-based.
  • Takes a little while to get going.
  • The game is not as fun on the big screen mostly because of the touchscreen.
  • No replay value.

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Developer: Wadjet Games

Publisher: Wadjet Games

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  • 9/10
    Graphics - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Sound - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Length - 9/10
  • 10/10
    Fun Factor - 10/10


I had so much fun with the game back when it first came out and couldn’t stop playing it back then. So being able to go back once again is truly mouth-watering. It’s one of those games where after playing a session, you have the puzzle you are stuck on replaying over and over in your head. Constantly evaluate what you have done, and measured up against what you need to do. With the interaction being as high as it is with some excellent script writing, you can’t help but fall in love with the game’s charms. Yes, some puzzles will annoy you and will seem impossible, but stick with it and try a new approach and it will come to you eventually. The game is worth it just for the interactions between Horatio and Crispin. They are classic characters who play well off each other. Yes, Crispin deserves his own spin-off game. look past the bland-looking colors and prepare to explore huge wastelands and bustling cities as you attempt to seek out your stolen power core. But with plot twists and new information leaked throughout the story, the game should read “Point and Click is back BABY!” just buy it and thank me later.

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!