Review: Boreal Blade (Nintendo Switch)
Boreal Blade is a team-based melee fighting game with a focus on player vs player combat, combining reactionary and tactical gameplay with extraordinary freedom to variate your attacks and develop your unique fighting style.
- Decent graphics.
- 1.0gb download size.
- Melee combat gameplay.
- Touchscreen support.
- Camera settings-distance, height, and player offset angle.
- Crosshair-set for swords/spear/throw.
- Motion control support with sensitivity sliders.
- Headphone mode.
- Invert axis and sensitivity sliders.
- Always pick up options set for none/weapons/items/all.
- Character creator-gender/voice/head/body/skin tone/hair/hair color/facial decor/facial decor color/emblem/helmet dye/chest armour dye/gloves dye/leg armour dye.
- Optional repeatable tutorial.
- Modes-online/local wireless/training hall.
- Game modes-duel/Boreal claim/Boreal battle/deathmatch/team death match.
- Spectator mode.
- Punishes button masher.
- Game of skill patience.
- Different blade/weapon types.
- Actions-attack/feint/roll/dodge/block/charge attacks.
- No lock on to keep it fair.
- Motion controls are really well done.
- Fun but brutal.
- No explanation of what each mode is.
- Matchmaking times can take a while.
- The spectator cam is not good.
- Small levels.
- Games can last ages.
- Graphics - 8/108/10
- Sound - 8/108/10
- Accessibility - 8/108/10
- Length - 9/109/10
- Fun Factor - 9/109/10
Boreal Blade is an excellent melee combat game that takes the Mordhau formula and scales it back to a tighter team-based focus. The tutorial has you jump straight in and answers enough questions to get you going, the rest comes with experience. It uses a combat system that for honor players will be familiar with, you have an arrow showing your trajectory, and can freely move it with a wiggle of the stick. Yes, the game is tough, even more so at the beginning as you have a lot to take in and learn and it’s a brutal way to learn but the reward is satisfying combat and when you kill someone it’s amazing. Boreal Blade takes parts of other games and brings them together for a unique one of a kind experience. A must play on the Nintendo Switch and do not overlook motion controls. For me, this is a snackable Mordhau.