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  • Summary: IMPLOSION is a Sci-Fi Hack and Slash game where the protagonist fights against enemies known as XADA using WM-III (WarMech-3) battle suits.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. 90
    Looking at the big picture this is probably the most mainstream-friendly indie title I’ve played on the Switch that I would anticipate will appeal to a wide audience. While not as deep as something you’d see from the likes of Platinum Games, the general gameplay hook is there, combining fast-paced melee combo attacks with some gunplay and strategic combat. The fact that it is being delivered in a budget-friendly package with so much content out of the gate more than compensates for the relative age and somewhat dated visuals it brings along for the ride. If you’re looking for something to get your adrenaline pumping, whether you’re at home or on the go, Implosion delivers a challenge and excitement in a wallet-friendly package.
  2. Jul 17, 2017
    85
    At $12, you can’t go wrong with Implosion. While it sometimes shows its mobile roots, the Switch version of the game is frantic, fluid fun with a great amount of content and thrilling gameplay. It’s games like these that make me never lose hope that Rayark will astound me again with its next release.
  3. 85
    It looks good, plays great, and is a very solid and affordable title for the Nintendo Switch. If you are looking for something a bit darker and faster paced on the Switch, Implosion is a solid choice.
  4. Jul 17, 2017
    70
    Implosion is a satisfying mobile game that ultimately feels worthy of its console release, but it is a little inconsistent in its execution. Weak writing and ho-hum presentation are balanced by the depth of replayability and mindless but fun hack ‘n’ slash gameplay. We give Implosion a moderate recommendation; though it certainly doesn’t hold a candle to big-name alternatives, Implosion does a good job of creating an engaging and entertaining gameplay experience that’ll give you many hours of fun.
  5. Aug 13, 2017
    60
    Implosion is a hack 'n' slash action game that looks - from a distance - much better than it actually is. Once you start playing however, you'll find a fairly average (if not downright mediocre) title with some great looking graphics. There's simply nothing unique or enticing about this one aside from its shiny appearance, so you're probably best to look elsewhere if you're looking for something that engages you in any meaningful way.
  6. 60
    While it’s not to the standard of its rhythm games, Rayark did well with its first RPG. Implosion looks gorgeous and is a very slick production. You can tell that it’s a game that comes from a studio that has had minimal need to develop narratives previously, and on the Nintendo Switch, the game’s mobile roots hurt it, but then the Nintendo Switch is also a portable console, and as a game that’s best played in short bursts, it’s a good one to have sitting on the hard drive or memory card.
  7. Sep 21, 2017
    50
    Implosion - Never Lose Hope could certainly be more memorable if it focused on delivering what it does best - good production values and a compelling customization system. Alas it quickly becomes overrun by repetitive enemies, disappointing combat, uninspired level design and a plot that is easily overlooked. Implosion could have been a memorable and remarkable game but it's clear that the its development went into another direction.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Jul 9, 2017
    10
    Un juegazo, comparado con su precio me parece una maravilla para todos los poseedores de una Nintendo Switch. Gráficos buenos, mensaje paraUn juegazo, comparado con su precio me parece una maravilla para todos los poseedores de una Nintendo Switch. Gráficos buenos, mensaje para todos los haters que dicen que los gráficos de la Switch son una m*******, buenos controles, buena trama, un hack and slash muy barato que merece la pena. Expand
  2. Mar 20, 2018
    10
    For an Indie game ported from Mobile, this gets a 10 for "best in class"... hands down.
  3. Jul 16, 2017
    10
    I've never tried Implosion on tablets, so it's my first experience with the game on my Nintendo Switch. I love hack'n'slash games......likeI've never tried Implosion on tablets, so it's my first experience with the game on my Nintendo Switch. I love hack'n'slash games......like Diablo 3......This games is so cool - a science fiction adventure on earth. I'm impressed from the developers what I got for my money. When I finished the campaign, ohhh yes extra levels for testing your skill as warmech-III ect. Now I've begun hunting badges :oP
    If I could ask for more, well it should be more stories, chars and the abilities to customize my warmech ect. - The ARK system gives you a minor RPG feeling and customizing.
    Keep it up - and I'm looking forward to more RPG and content in this game :)
    I'll defently recommend it if you like the genre of aliens, mechs combied with hack and slash gaming. Last, you can bring it with you, runs soooo fine also in table-top or handled.
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  4. Dec 6, 2017
    9
    This guy reminds me quite a bit of X-Men Legends for the original XBox.

    The level design gives you something spacious to work with, so you
    This guy reminds me quite a bit of X-Men Legends for the original XBox.

    The level design gives you something spacious to work with, so you can clearly distinguish how the levels unfold, but they still lock in that sense of isolation in space. You genuinely feel like you're alone against this mounting threat. I mean, it's not like Space Hulk level or anything, but its certainly atmospheric.

    Especially if you're a fan of handheld Metroid games, and fun little hack and slash numbers, this is for you. The price is absolutely decent, but I would love to be randomly surprised by additional DLC in the future. :)

    Cons? If any, it might be too short. I don't think it needs to be polished anymore for what it does, but I can confidently say many who want to buy it would love to see a price drop. That's them, though.
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  5. Jul 11, 2017
    9
    Nintendo Switch makes ports feel like they were originally designed with this console in mind, even if it didn't exist yet. Not onlyNintendo Switch makes ports feel like they were originally designed with this console in mind, even if it didn't exist yet. Not only Nintendo's own IPs, like Mario Kart or (let's face it) Zelda, but with indies as well (im looking at you, every Tomorrow Corporation game), Shovel Knight, and, oh god!, Minecraft (Indie or not). Implosion is the last example. A wonderful, action-packed game that I liked on mobile but didn't play more than 10 minutes. And that's the Switch magic: controls. Controls are everything.
    The game itself is quite a jewel and a gift for your pocket. Satisfying action, RPG elements, feeling of progression, unlockables... I also fancied the short levels, but I know not everyone likes this.
    For this money, it will scratch that itch for direct games that doesn't require great commitment to make you have fun. Go grab that Switch.
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  6. Jul 23, 2017
    8
    Por 12 euros es una compra obligada si te gusta la acción y los desafios. Buen control, bueno técnicamente y buen sonido. A mi me haPor 12 euros es una compra obligada si te gusta la acción y los desafios. Buen control, bueno técnicamente y buen sonido. A mi me ha encantado. Me informe mucho antes de comprarlo, tenia dudas, a los que esten ahora igual que estaba yo les diré que vale la pena al 100%. Expand
  7. Jul 8, 2018
    0
    Don't play hard mode. I image the game is OK on normal. On hard mode, everything hasDon't play hard mode. I image the game is OK on normal. On hard mode, everything has WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY too much HP. TOO. MUCH. HP. It's not difficult, but very very tedious. By the time I grind down a boss, I would have grandchildren. Expand

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