Shadows Over Loathing Review (Nintendo Switch OLED)

For this Shadows Over Loathing Review, where our Uncle Murray has requested your aid at his antique shop in Ocean City, but upon your arrival the old man is nowhere to be found. Your investigation into his disappearance and the artifacts he’s been collecting takes a turn when you stumble across some shadowy plots (and a bunch of squirming eldritch tentacles) that threaten to bring about the end of the world.

Shadows Over Loathing Review Pros:

  • Decent hand-drawn graphics.
  • 861MB download size.
  • Accessibility options – turn off flashing lights, rumble, brightness slider, and a dark mode option.
  • Character creator lets you choose your face, and name (random/name entry).
  • Dialogue and interactions are all written in a choose-your-own-adventure style.
  • Multiple choice encounters and questions.
  • Five difficulties – Easy, relaxed, normal, hard, and eleven.
  • Pacifist mode. (greys out combat options)
  • HDR rendering.
  • Spider options – Arachnophobia and Arachnophilia.
  • Dialogue and combat speed slider.
  • Adventure gameplay.
  • Opening prologue.
  • In-game cutscenes.
  • Constant text pop-up boxes.
  • Clear easy-to-use menu system.
  • Has a touch of old-school adventure games.
  • Easy to learn controls.
  • Turn-based combat.
  • Earn EXP and level up to increase stats.
  • Excellent music and sound effect work.
  • Actions within the world may require a particular stat entry to be a certain level.
  • Possible to skip portions of the game.
  • Earn EXP in a variety of whacky ways like reading or picking something up.
  • Fun game open to explore at your own pace.
  • Fits the Nintendo Switch well.

Shadows Over Loathing Review Cons:

  • A lot of back and forth.
  • The combat is very basic.
  • Plays like a point-and-click but with a crap pointer.
  • Triggering interactions can be tough.
  • Little guidance.
  • Cannot rebind controls.
  • Slow pace to it all.
  • Takes a while to get used to it all.

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Shadows Over Loathing:

Official website.

Developer: Asymmetric Games

Publisher: Asymmetric Games

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  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10

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!