Review: Croixleur Sigma (Nintendo Switch)

High-speed hack-and-slash action! Tonight, in the Queen’s realm of Ilance, two prodigies representing the Knight and Aristocrat factions will do battle in ‘the Adjuvant Trial’. This ritual, which has been held since the founding of the nation, decides which faction will hold military and political authority.

Pros:

  • Anime graphics.
  • 2.6gb download size.
  • Own in-game achievements.
  • Optional tutorial.
  • Autosave on/off.
  • 3 control types: default, original and custom.
  • Network on/off.
  • Two difficulties-easy and normal.
  • Controls and specials assist on/off.
  • Invert axis.
  • Five modes- Story/score attack/survival/extra/training.
  • Extra mode-epilogue.
  • Survival mode-one life, last as long as you can.
  • Score attack-3 minutes, score high.
  • Hack and slash arena gameplay.
  • Achievements pop up as you play.
  • Four characters to play as.
  • A huge stable of moves/spells/actions.
  • Select player, costume and weapons.
  • Simple yet deep combat.
  • Story mode-15 minutes to beat the tower. After each fight, you pick a route.
  • Communication mode-interact, dress up the characters.
  • Japanese voice.
  • Online and local leaderboards.
  • Full stats screen.
  • Button masher dream.
  • Very easy to get into and play.
  • Very bright and colorful.

Cons:

  • No touchscreen.
  • Repetitive.
  • Constant difficulty spikes.
  • Slow to unlock items.
  • Only 1 character at first.
  • The tutorial is just a video.
  • The camera is hard to manage.
  • Just a button masher.
  • Little variation.
  • Doesn’t explain everything very well.

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessability - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
7.4/10

Summary

If you ever wanted a game where you enter a random arena and face off against a slew of enemies racking up huge scores and combos, then I have a game for you. Croixleur Sigma is all those things and comes across as a deep fighting game but in practical terms plays more like a Hutton masher with nice graphics. It does offer new characters and stay changing weapons but to be honest, it doesn’t mix it up enough, I didn’t expect much and I left not really feeling any different. It is not a bad game and not a good game, it is just a game that you can play with no real brain power needed. In short Croixleur Sigma is an average hack and slash game.

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!

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