Torn Tales Rebound Edition Review (Nintendo Switch)

Torn Tales Rebound Edition Review (Nintendo Switch)

You will wield the powers of Robin Hood, Snow White, and Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde as they fight together in the dark landscape assembled by the evil Bookbinder. He has bound enemies from across the fabled lands to stop you, so be ready for the unexpected.

Pros:

  • Nice graphics.
  • 1.1GB download size.
  • 3 save slots.
  • 3 modes-story, challenge, and arena modes.
  • Opening tutorial.
  • Action RPG gameplay.
  • You control a group of characters and can swap between them at will, each earns their own exp and have their own loot and upgrades.
  • Full 3D camera control.
  • Map uncovers as you play.
  • Big boss battles.
  • Loot chests and drops.
  • Earn EXP and level up to put points into new unlocks/abilities or upgrade them.
  • All characters are popular fictional characters such as Robin Hood and Snow White.
  • Health pickups.
  • Goes for a Diablo feel.

Torn Tales Rebound Edition Review (Nintendo Switch)

Cons:

  • Small text.
  • Hard to quit back to the menu.
  • Slow-paced.
  • Bosses are way too strong.
  • Menus are not the clearest to follow.
  • The Ai characters act on their own.
  • No real loot lust.
  • Hard to tell who you are in the heat of battle.
  • The camera is messy.
  • You have to hit save points with no other save options.
  • constant bugs with checkpointing.

  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Sound - 6/10
  • 6/10
    Accessibility - 6/10
  • 6/10
    Length - 6/10
  • 6/10
    Fun Factor - 6/10
6.2/10

Summary

We get many ARPG at the moment so it’s refreshing to see one that takes the Grim fairy tale characters and makes a go of it. Unfortunately, the solo experience is not one that is particularly fun. You have a team with you but don’t control them so they are always all over the place, you can swap freely between them but they are so sporadic that it makes it hard to know who you are half the time. Boss fights are just bullet sponge type style affairs. Encounters are just a mob wave-based deal and loot is not very plentiful. Against all those issues the game has a lot of performance issues and weird design choices that just make it hard to engage with and actually stay with. For me, at the moment I can’t get into it and the game just feels a bit lackluster.

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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