Review: Rotating brave (Nintendo Switch)

Rotating Brave for the Nintendo Switch is an action game in which you control a pixel-art character and take on enemies while spinning. You start off holding the Nintendo Switch vertically. Then, as you progress from one stage to the next, you play while spinning the Nintendo Switch, sometimes holding the Nintendo Switch horizontally and sometimes holding it vertically.

Pros:

  • Rotating brave has pixel graphics.
  • 83.6 MB download size.
  • Rotating brave is full Touchscreen.
  • Options- prompts/icons on/off.
  • Rotating brave is a roguelike, one life runs.
  • Earn EXP as you play and level up for orbs.
  • Orbs are used to buy permanent and/or one-time upgrades.
  • Controls- stick and two buttons.
  • Screen- Rotates as you play and goes from tate and landscape.
  • Find images and story images whilst playing.
  • End of run breakdown- level reached, score, kills, time played and score (EXP) earned.
  • Actions- jump, attack, and skill.
  • Rotating brave is fun when you get it all worked out.

Cons:

  • No tutorial.
  • Rotating brave has a lot of working out what to do for yourself.
  • Hard to see in front of you.
  • Slow progress.

  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
7/10

Summary

Rotating brave is a curious idea. You play a roguelike game which seems familiar at first. You can jump and attack whilst accruing skill points to unleash special skills move. Then the warning then it happens… The whole screen rotates and now you are playing a whole new style of game. Controls flip and you can use the physical buttons or use the on-screen buttons, either way, the warning pops up again! This is the general hook of the game and it really is a fantastic way to add spice to the genre. Every run slowly builds up your Exp, and upon leveling up you can spend orbs on permanent upgrades to make future runs longer and more fruitful. With all this innovation and spice it really grinds my gears that I had to fumble and stumble through runs to learn the basics and what the game wanted. There is zero help or guidance and it’s frustrating. OK so it all comes to the final verdict which is Rotating brave is a cool new game and has a brilliant gimmick, you just need to work out for yourself what the game wants.

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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