JENNAFER NORRIS·MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2019·
Platform: Nintendo Switch (Eshop)
Release Date: Aug 15, 2019
No. of Players: 1 Player
File Size: 984 MB
Genre: Action, Arcade, 3D Platformer
Developer: Considerable Content
First off, I’d like to thank Nnooo for the review code that makes this review possible.
Rogue Singularity is an Action, 3D Platformer. This game takes place in a variety of five different worlds with the first being a beautiful space landscape. You play as a robot that is somewhat customizable with a variety of different pieces that you can interchange to make your perfect robot. The robot’s base color is red but you can customize him to any color you like from a bunch of different options that you can earn or unlock over time throughout your play throughs.
The gameplay is fresh and is constructed of randomly generated levels that get increasingly more difficult the further into your play through that you advance. No two play throughs will ever be the same. Each level is a miniature procedurally generated obstacle course that you have to conquer in order to advance. For each grouping of levels, you get five lives total to complete the levels. Each time that you die, you have to start the level over from the very beginning and you lose one of your lives. If you lose all your lives before you complete the set number of levels, you will have to start over from the very beginning, repeatedly.
The graphics in this game are absolutely stunning. The machines you approach in order to customize your robot, get new robot parts, or customize your abilities look like you could reach out and touch them. This game has a more lifelike appearance as opposed to the more cartoony atmosphere of a lot of these types of games nowadays. The lasers and saw blades absolutely look like their real life counterparts. This game plays quite smoothly. I only noticed lag and a bit of freezing when trying to access the leaderboard, which isn’t necessary to access for your play throughs at all so, it could be avoided all together if you wish. Something that I find worth mentioning is that there is no option for choosing a difficulty level, it’s a complete luck of the draw how difficult or easy your play through(s) are going to be. I am definitely a fan of being able to choose my own difficulty after a few attempts if I’m not advancing but, with this game that isn’t a possibility.
All in all, this game is a well executed concept with absolutely amazing graphics. I personally played this game for a couple of hours and I couldn’t get further then level 1-3 before dying and having to start completely over. It had become frustrating and I had to take a break from it. Although the lack of advancement is troublesome, it seems like a game that I can definitely see myself returning to periodically to try and improve my skills in order to advance further. It’s definitely worth a play if you’re willing to take on a bit of frustration.
Overall, I give this game a 8/10. It’s both visually appealing and a well executed concept. The customization of your little robot is very amusing and unlocking new body pieces and colors is really exciting. The points only come off for how overly difficult it was at the very start instead of easing you into the harder levels. The price point of $14.99 is well worth it because of the replay value of this game. I would definitely recommend giving it a play if you are willing to put up with it being difficult straight away and you enjoy randomly generated levels.
Review By: Jenn N.