Review: SuperEpic: The Entertainment War (Nintendo Switch)

SuperEpic is a satirical and humorous Metroidvania style action-adventure game, starring a raccoon and a llama in their quest to save an Orwellian society from the rule of an evil corporation. RegnantCorp is an enterprise which is controlling minds through abusive microtransactions.

Pros:

  • Beautiful modern pixel art graphics.
  • 449mb download size.
  • 3 save slots.
  • Catchy soundtrack.
  • Metroidvania gameplay.
  • Map-uncovers as you play and rooms of interest are marked.
  • Info points-interact with it and it will put points of interest on your map.
  • Unlock a roguelike game mode that is separate complete with its own set of save slots.
  • Combat-you have 3 weapons for each direction.
  • Toilets-save points.
  • Game World is an interesting one as you start in a game Dev office then go through a garden place and a mechanical-looking factory.
  • Boss encounters.
  • Combo counter.
  • See enemy health when attacking them.
  • Merchants-blacksmith, upgrade, shop. They appear in different places.
  • Currency-gold and gems.
  • Death-you can choose to respawn at the last save point or lose half your gold and respawn straight back, only once per life.
  • Unlock mobile/browser games and one of which is a tapper game whereby you can redeem codes in it to transfer gold to your game.
  • Find and scan QR codes.
  • Runs really well and at a fast pace.
  • Safes-smash open for loot and gold.
  • Earn new characters in tapper with game progress.
  • Many hidden areas.
  • The story is a humorous take on the joy of game Dev and the culture around it.
  • Many enemy types.
  • Can hit enemies into each other.

Cons:

  • No tutorial.
  • Can feel lost at times.
  • Difficulty spikes but mostly on bosses.
  • A lot of mechanics thrown at you like stamina, health, and rage for other attack types.
  • A lot of tedious roadblocks.
  • Can play for ages and get very little progress because you didn’t go to one particular room.
  • Some enemy attacks are just straight up annoying.

  • 9/10
    Graphics - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Sound - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Length - 9/10
  • 10/10
    Fun Factor - 10/10
9/10

Summary

SuperEpic is one of those rare games where the name of it is also the best description of the game! It’s a Metroidvania with a lot of games and clever ideas. You ride around on your animal and take on the many enemies whilst enjoying the rich world around you. I was content and happy with how the game opened up, how they handled upgrades and progress then they go and throw in a slew of mini-games and modes including a highly addictive yet plain Jane tapper game! For a while I thought they were just trying to shoehorn in so many ideas and modes that it would lose its identity but yet it really doesn’t and instead shows a masterclass in how to do it from now on. Scanning QR codes and working out passcodes but yet still enjoying the adventure aspect as I go, I could and have not had enough. I am not a fan of boss fights in every area and the fast travel is still a bit archaic in its implementation but I just love the game and to have it on the Switch means it will get all the many hours it needs!

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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