Review: NeuroVoider (Nintendo Switch)

NeuroVoider is a twin-stick shooter RPG set in a cyber futuristic world about brains shooting around evil robots with nuclear rocket launchers.

Pros:

  • 130 MB Download size.
  • Pixel art graphics.
  • Three game modes- Arcade, Rogue and Voider.
  • Daily run mode.
  • Full stats screen.
  • Four player local multiplayer support.
  • Opening tutorial.
  • Three classes- Fast, Tank and healer.
  • 27 Skills to choose from.
  • Every step in the map route has you pick from three choices. Each one has a bar showing the type of area it is like high loot or high enemy presence.
  • Roguelike twin stick RPG gameplay.
  • In between levels you can sort out your gear like scrap/repair/buy/sell gear.
  • Skip tokens allow you to umm skip levels.
  • Scrap all option including scrap all other class gear.
  • Reboot- Re roll the levels you can select and increase the chance of rare level spawns.
  • Loadout- Vision, Core, Transport, Gun L and Gun R.
  • Loot! Loot is everywhere. Drops from enemies and in the level.
  • Hidden rooms and routes.
  • Very easy to get into.
  • Nice level art.
  • Goal- Blow up all generators then warp out.
  • Forge- Craft a random item within the selected area.
  • Boost- Upgrade a particular part.
  • Save and quit option.
  • Big bullet hell style bosses.
  • 1000s of enemy types.
  • Pro controller support.
  • Easier to play on the big screen.
  • Supports the two Joycons for mp.
  • Addictive.

Cons:

  • Tutorial glitched on me a few times spawning enemies into a wall.
  • Small text especially in hand held mode.
  • A lot to take in menu wise as you just get bombarded with options with no explanation.
  • RNG can make or break runs.
  • Get a lot of other class drops.
  • Dark lighting in hand held mode.
  • No touchscreen support.
  • No online.

The Numbers:
  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Accessability - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
7.8/10

Summary

NeuroVoider is a fantastic fit for the Nintendo Switch. With solid gameplay mechanics and a ton of replay ability, Its a game that can happily sit on your Switch forever. I found it played better on the big screen just because it was easier to see everything and read the ever so small text. You have to work out the menu and upgrading yourself but it doesn’t take long to be honest. It is good to see a solid roguelike on the Switch and it does a really good job.

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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