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  • Summary: An all-star cast of heroes has gathered to test their mettle in Crystal Crisis, a cute and chaotic new color-matching combat game for Nintendo Switch. Crystal Crisis is presented like a one-on-one fighting game, but instead of pressing buttons to kick and punch, players arrange falling gems An all-star cast of heroes has gathered to test their mettle in Crystal Crisis, a cute and chaotic new color-matching combat game for Nintendo Switch. Crystal Crisis is presented like a one-on-one fighting game, but instead of pressing buttons to kick and punch, players arrange falling gems into matching colors to clear them from the screen and inflict damage on their opponents. It’s the ultimate puzzle battle throw down. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Jun 3, 2019
    100
    Save Tetris and Puyo Pop for when you want to wind down before bedtime. Crystal Crisis is as intense as puzzle gaming gets and has sparked new life into a genre not known for surprises. From the heart-pumping puzzle action to the full-fledged story mode and a roster that screams “fan service,” it would be a crime to call Crystal Crisis anything less than an absolute diamond.
  2. May 29, 2019
    90
    If you are looking to battle it out in a puzzle fighter on the Nintendo Switch, then you really can’t go wrong with Crystal Crysis. It may not have the top tier gaming icons that some of the bigger crossovers contain, but the fact that it doesn’t plays nicely as part of its charm thanks to the wonderful obscurity to it all. It’s a solid puzzle game and one that can last for a long time given the circle of friends and competition that Switch owners may have. And, just as you would expect, crashing crystals on the go with a split Joy-Con at the ready is always the best way to throw down.
  3. Jul 19, 2019
    90
    Crystal Crisis is a joy to play and boasts a surprising amount of depth. If you have any interest in fast-paced puzzlers, I would file it alongside Lumines Remastered and Tetris 99 as an essential addition to your Switch collection.
  4. May 28, 2019
    80
    Outside of those pesky load times, it's hard to find fault with Crystal Crisis. This is just a well-made game, a genuinely fun puzzler that challenges players to imagine new strategies with every character they try. And with memory mode beckoning me to play again and again, I don't imagine I'll be taking up any of the other Switch puzzle games for a long, long time.
  5. May 28, 2019
    80
    Nicalis’ marriage of puzzle and fighting game elements in the fan service-heavy Crystal Crisis coalesces in a largely satisfying experience. While the roster can feel unbalanced, loading times can be long and the story mode feels trite, the overarching, nuanced gameplay will keep players strategizing and returning to Crystal Crisis time and time again.
  6. Jul 4, 2019
    75
    Isaac and Atom from Astro Boy will catch our attention, yes; but if you venture to play Crystal Crisis, you'll find something more than a siren song. It's a competitive and addictive puzzle title.
  7. May 28, 2019
    55
    Crystal Crisis is a decent puzzle fighter that ultimately suffers due to bad pacing and lackluster capitalization of its premise.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. May 28, 2019
    10
    Um jogo excelente com uma grande variedade de modos de jogo. Uma pegada competitiva excelente com customização de partidas, recurso este queUm jogo excelente com uma grande variedade de modos de jogo. Uma pegada competitiva excelente com customização de partidas, recurso este que multiplica as possibilidades. Para os fãs da Nicalis como eu tem um fator emotivo excelente! Ele tem recursos interessantes que transforma uma fórmula simples em um jogo com características próprias e marcantes. Recomendo para fãs de jogos puzzle e que estão cansados da pegada tradicional deste gênero. Expand
  2. Jun 5, 2019
    10
    RECOMENDADO
    Es un juego que merece una oportunidad y como es un puzzle es un juego sencillo en todos los aspectos pero bonito gráficamente
    RECOMENDADO
    Es un juego que merece una oportunidad y como es un puzzle es un juego sencillo en todos los aspectos pero bonito gráficamente (las cinemáticas animadas excelentes) recomiendo tenerlo para Nintendo Switch ya que en un PlayStation 4 sobra mucho es un juego que podría correr en un teléfono móvil, pienso yo que en Nintendo Switch se aprovecha más el hardware que es similar a un smartphone y aparte el plus de la portabilidad, es un juego ideal para los ratos de tiempo libre cortos y casuales.

    Es un puzzle y realmente era difícil que arruinen la jugabilidad, se ofrece modo multijugador online, así que por el lado jugable es perfecto. El juego es un fan service, a mi me encanta el estilo de arte para los gráficos y en lo personal haber incluido a Astroboy que es uno de mis personajes más memorables y favoritos en el anime, obviamente no podía faltarme.
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