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  • Summary: From the creators of Torchlight and Torchlight II. Traverse and transform the mysterious world of Hob. This vibrant, atmospheric adventure game is set in a stunning and brutal world in disarray. As players delve into the mysteries around them, they discover a planet in peril. Can it beFrom the creators of Torchlight and Torchlight II. Traverse and transform the mysterious world of Hob. This vibrant, atmospheric adventure game is set in a stunning and brutal world in disarray. As players delve into the mysteries around them, they discover a planet in peril. Can it be mended, or will the world fall further into chaos? Now with enhanced performance and features, only available on Nintendo Switch in this definitive edition. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Apr 11, 2019
    90
    Hob: The Definitive Edition is a 3D adventure game that combines fluid combat, landscape altering puzzles, and engaging platforming. The varying area designs and atmospheres are a treat to experience and entice you into pushing forward. The enhancements since the original improve the experience as well.
  2. Apr 17, 2019
    90
    With a deceptively linear quest and extremely accessible challenges, it is unsurprising that Hob: Definitive Edition, like RiME, is not the most cerebral challenge. It is, instead, a gorgeous journey that dutifully sweeps you away into another world. It continues to be a charming tale and Panic Button has smoothed out many of the original’s irks.
  3. Apr 4, 2019
    80
    We've been stung before with ports of console and PC games - especially those lauded for the size and intricacy of their worlds - but Panic Button has proved, once again, that it really does know how to do the right games justice within the constraints of Switch's hardware design. Hob: The Definitive Edition retains all the qualities of the original, with only a reasonable downgrade in its visuals serving as a caveat. With a cel-shaded art style helping negate the effect of this aesthetic sacrifice and all the improvements genuinely helping elevate Hob's overall quality, Hob becomes the latest 3D platformer to secure a well-earned place among Switch's most exciting new additions.
  4. Apr 17, 2019
    80
    Overall, the new port is solid in execution and the indie title is perfectly suited for the Switch. The frame rates are speedy, the loading screens are quicker than a blink of an eye, and the controls are intuitive. Though the narrative and direction of Hob can be unclear at times, unraveling the mysteries of its charming world on a handheld console is a true delight.
  5. Apr 9, 2019
    70
    Hob reveals to be a satisfying experience. The level design is diverse and conveys a real appetite for exploration and puzzles. Alas, the fight mechanics aren't so engaging and the handheld mode is filled with technical issues.
  6. 70
    Design and technical issues aside, Hob: The Definitive Edition is a solid little dungeon crawler that will hopefully find a new, more appreciative audience on the Nintendo Switch.
  7. Apr 15, 2019
    60
    An enchanting adventure, no doubt, and one that lasts quite a while. I just don’t know if it feels quite at home on Switch.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Apr 11, 2019
    9
    A mixture between Zelda and Rime. A little buggy, but a fun 10 hours of game play.
  2. Apr 6, 2019
    9
    Very nice, relaxing game. Beautiful world, technically impressive. Highly recommended.
  3. Apr 16, 2019
    6
    This game is very solid. It certainly reminds me of Breath of the Wild in that it has a very natural feeling of exploration, but with ofThis game is very solid. It certainly reminds me of Breath of the Wild in that it has a very natural feeling of exploration, but with of course that overhead world view. There are occasionally times where I feel like the game makes mistakes with my inputs, but so far it has never seemed to be much of an issue. For $19.99 (or $17.99 if you got it on sale like me), I would certainly recommend this game for anyone looking for another 3d puzzle platformer without a great deal of guidance. Expand
  4. Apr 8, 2019
    3
    В портативном режиме игра выглядит просто ужасно, в док станции игра выглядит нормально. Геймплейно игра интересная, головоломки не оченьВ портативном режиме игра выглядит просто ужасно, в док станции игра выглядит нормально. Геймплейно игра интересная, головоломки не очень сложные, но подумать приходится иногда. Expand
  5. Apr 9, 2019
    2
    Fatal port in portable mode, what is the resolution of the game in portable mode 360p ?? bad, very bad Panic Button, I did not expect thisFatal port in portable mode, what is the resolution of the game in portable mode 360p ?? bad, very bad Panic Button, I did not expect this optimization so bad with this resolution so low in Handheld mode. This game is not as powerful as Warframe or Doom and I do not understand how it looks so bad in portable mode. Lack of work for optimization? Sorry........2/10 Expand