Review: Reverie: Sweet As Edition (Nintendo Switch)

Reverie is an action adventure game set on a fictional island in New Zealand, inspired by the legend of Maui and the Giant Fish where the demigod himself fishes up the North Island with a powerful fishhook.

Pros:

  • Reverie: Sweet As Edition has beautiful modern pixel graphics.
  • 304MB Download size.
  • Reverie: Sweet As Edition uses its own in-game achievements.
  • Full touchscreen support.
  • HUD- turn on or off or have it set to dynamic.
  • Touchscreen support for the Vita.
  • Three save slots.
  • Reverie: Sweet As Edition lets you save when you want.
  • Enchanting soundtrack.
  • An earthbound love letter.
  • New mini game has been added. No spoilers.
  • Can play using analog or d-pad.
  • Dungeons- Done in a top-down fashion like Zelda LTTP or Binding of Isaac.
  • Simple controls- On screen button icons.
  • Plays and feels like a Zelda game.
  • Can play a game in the arcade which is a take on a classic retro game. #Nospoilers.
  • The world is full of interesting characters.
  • Collectibles- Feathers.
  • Nightmare difficulty mode
  • Weapons/items are gathered as you play.
  • Charming little game.
  • Quick select item wheel
  • A nice chilled adventure game.
  • Rewarding gameplay.
  • Reverie: Sweet As Edition has big boss battles.
  • Coins- Currency used for the shop.
  • Combat is easy to do.
  • Memorable locations.
  • Unlock additional mini-games.
  • Light clever puzzle implementation.
  • Opening and ongoing tutorial support.
  • Huge world.
  • Reverie: Sweet As Edition lets you play how you want.
  • Simple to pick up and play.

Cons:

  • Reverie: Sweet As Edition has only one control layout.
  • No boss health showed.
  • A fair amount of fetch quests.
  • Some dungeons feel way too long.
  • A lot of backtracking.
  • Coins max out.
  • Reverie: Sweet As Edition is a little on the easy side.

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

Summary

Serving as a love letter to RPG games of the past like Zelda and Earthbound, Reverie: Sweet As Edition does not deserve the handle of a clone or copycat as it has enough charm and depth to stand alongside the games it uses as inspiration. Its only real crime is its a tad easy and for that, you can fire through it fairly quickly. Away from that, you get an RPG that is both fun to play and engaging and peaceful upon the eyes, I mean it looks beautiful and maintains the bright glow throughout. A game for gamers by gamers. The new additions are nice but only you know if it is worth double dipping for, New players should get this the definitive version.

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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