Overall, the game comes in as a previous release that was ported to the Nintendo Switch, and it is a very well made stealth game. Releasing on February 21, 2019, the price of the game is set on the Nintendo store at $29.99 USD. The download itself isn’t that big so you won’t have to worry about removing anything from your system unless you are without a memory card and already full to the system specs. Have fun with this one but be careful when trying to make your way through each level.
The end result is still a fun, generally good-looking game that doesn’t just feel like an unnecessary retread of past ideas, and as such it’s definitely worth at least a consideration for anyone interested in a stealthy experience.
Aragami is a perfectly adequate stealth game. The gameplay loop is short, as it often is in stealth titles, but that loop generally works well. Enemies exhibit nothing in the way of complex behavior, but that doesn’t make pushing through a group of them, silently killing as you go, any less satisfying. Aragami is a stealth game out of time that could have been quite beloved in 2006. Today, however, it will have to settle for pretty all right.
Those looking for the quintessential stealth experience, will not find it in Aragami: Shadow Edition. That being said, this is definitely an enjoyable, and unique take on the genre, albeit, one that's a bit light on content and depth.
During my play, I encountered a few dips in frame rate here and there. Aside from that, the game runs pretty well on the Switch, both docked and in a hand-held mode. The game also has extremely rough edges with PS1-era AI and uninspired level designs, which casual players will not easily forgive. When all is said and done, Aragami is a serviceable stealth game overall. Stealth/puzzle combo has its own merit and will appeal to hardcore stealth game fans for sure.
Aragami is a fun stealth game with a dark atmosphere and decent story.
In Aragami, you play as a being made of shadows seeking revenge for the woman that brought you to life. You're given a bunch of cool powers to enact this vengeance.
Gameplay is satisfying for the most part, but the level design is a little uninspired and the enemy AI is quite poor - I could run straight past tons of enemies without them being able to hit me, and I was able to skip a big chunk of a level I was struggling with in the dlc just by running through it. Aragami lacks polish in a lot of places, which is probably due to its low budget - performance isn't great, there isn't much enemy variety in terms of design or function, and the draw distance on the shadows which you teleport to is noticeably limited. Some power combinations get you easy kills but feel a little cheap, and I felt really overpowered by the end. Aragami gets easier as it goes on, as it doesn't have much to throw at you to combat all the upgrades you get.
The Nightfall dlc is perhaps a bit less compelling than the main game, although there is still some fun to be had despite the more limited set of powers and less involving story.
As a package, Aragami: Nightfall Edition is a decent, somewhat short stealth game that's held back by bad AI and a general lack of polish. Still, its shadow based gameplay mechanics are good, and I'd like to see a more fully developed sequel or some other work from the developers.
Overall, Aragami: Shadow Edition delivers what it sets out to. An immensely good stealth-based adventure. While the rest of the game isn’t anything spectacular, stealth fans looking for a challenge will find one with this game. If you’re unfamiliar with the genre, or aren’t too keen to it normally, the story and game play won’t be enough to make it worth it, and the art and music won’t be enough to keep you invested. And the price won’t help justify it for many either.
TLDR: DO NOT BUY IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR ACTION RPG, RPG or really any combat action.
This game looks ok on my switch OLED but I’ve had indie games 1/10th of the price and looked and played better (more in-depth mechanics & better implemented art direction similar to this game).
The gameplay is very boring in that there’s no dynamic combat as it’s pure stealth-based with attack = sneaking up to enemies press a button. This pretty much sums up the game.