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  1. Jan 16, 2018
    50
    Energy Invasion shows some interesting and bold design choices that challenge some core aspects of one perhaps the most static genres that is still relevant today. However, these changes are badly implemented, only adding too much unnecessary clutter that is sometimes annoyingly hard to spot due to the small size. It is easy to want to like Energy Invasion as it adds more action to a genre in which some people desire more action and there is a desire to see more like this, but the drawbacks and flaws slowly creep up on the player. All that can be done is to hope that a sequel or spiritual sequel to the game get made that fixes some of the annoying things and decrease clutter to make it a more enjoyable experience as there clearly is a lot of untapped potential.
  2. Feb 1, 2018
    30
    If you love using an analogue stick to move a digital object this game is made for you! Love techno, new age, reggae, hip hop and dubstep all blended into the same ear-bleeding mess? This game has you covered. Suffer from epilepsy and enjoy fitting on a regular basis? Great news. An instant seizure is just a tap away! Otherwise don’t waste your time on Energy Invasion.
  3. 15
    Energy Invasion is a bad game. It’s currently the game I hate the most out of everything I’ve played so far on the Nintendo Switch. Outside of maybe the music, I can't name a single aspect that I liked about it. Most importantly, I felt worse mentally after playing it and that is simply the worst.
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  1. May 16, 2018
    6
    for the money I quite enjoyed this game I love brick breaker games Like Arkanoid and on the switch we have Glaive a tough game to beat andfor the money I quite enjoyed this game I love brick breaker games Like Arkanoid and on the switch we have Glaive a tough game to beat and this one is at least a little easier plenty of lives no power ups maybe the paddle gets bigger but that's it and 3 game modes all of those add variety the
    ball mechanics are hit and miss (sorry) but the game I felt was fine in bursts
    not deserving of a 1
    sometimes the paddle will hit the ball at an angle which leads to a disadvantage in fact sometimes the game can be its own worst enemy the visuals can be a little distracting but apart from that I quite enjoyed it for a few quid why not
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  2. Jan 11, 2018
    1
    Energy Invasion despite the exciting artwork in the Switch eShop, is an arcadey de-evolution of Brick Breaker with a twist. The main ballEnergy Invasion despite the exciting artwork in the Switch eShop, is an arcadey de-evolution of Brick Breaker with a twist. The main ball that you are focused on does not break bricks, however with your right joystick you shoot missiles either up, down, left or right similar to a twin stick shooter. Whenever you shoot one of these micro projectiles the main ball jumps just a bit, showing the lack of polish in a game with a minimal amount of mechanics.

    The organic nature of the game artwork throws you for quite a loop when trying to accurately bounce and hit the ball as it comes toward the bottom of the screen. As the paddle you move to hit the ball is a mess of celestial spaghetti, it makes it difficult to get those tough corner shots these sort of games are known for.

    The opposition in the game is a little corner enemy that shoots red lasers bouncing around the screen. They’ll end your turn if they hit your paddle and change the route of the main ball. For a game that already feels unintuitive this addition doesn’t do much to challenge the player, instead it’s unpredictability just leaves you with frustration.

    The main mechanics of the game don’t feel right while you're playing. As you want to hit the ball at the perfect moment to smash that last brick, in Energy Invasion you just sort of bounce the ball around shooting unresponsive projectiles around the map. Bouncing them back up to create a sort of danger zone for any remaining bricks.

    While the gameplay is quite lackluster the visuals while repetitive are very nice, combined with the intriguing music would be a fantastic music would be a fantastic screensaver.

    Verdict

    Energy Invasion is an arcadey throwback, thrown way to short. Without any feeling of precision, no fun pickups or ball modifications,

    Be sure to watch my video review at YouTube channel TheFlannelFox
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