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  • Summary: In a land filled with Penguin Vikings, Wurst Zombies, and Hipster Ice Giants, survival is an art. Fortunately, an ancient champion with an elegant weapon has been summoned to please the Gods and restore balance to the universe. Grab your lightspear, become a Germonaut, and traverse landsIn a land filled with Penguin Vikings, Wurst Zombies, and Hipster Ice Giants, survival is an art. Fortunately, an ancient champion with an elegant weapon has been summoned to please the Gods and restore balance to the universe. Grab your lightspear, become a Germonaut, and traverse lands straight out of Germanic myths. Survive with style and expand your powers to fight for the glory and amusement of the almighty Gods. [Nintendo] Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Oct 13, 2017
    83
    Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition is a fine addition to the Switch eShop. Its presentation is stunning and its gameplay will leave players feeling completely spent after each play session. There were nights playing the title where my nerves were completely fried but I felt the need to clear one more level before bed. That sort of difficulty level can be a huge turnoff for some, but the game feels far more rewarding than unfair. Lichtspeer is definitely an unusual title, but that’s all part of its charm. It’s certainly not a game for everyone, but if a game with hipster ice giants and buckets of blood sounds up your alley, you’ll love Lichtspeer.
  2. 80
    Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition offers up addicting and challenging platforming, as well as a truly fantastic soundtrack.
  3. Oct 5, 2017
    80
    Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition is proud of what it is and has every right to be. Though its constant spear-throwing gameplay borders on repetitive, the numerous enemies, entertaining arcade elements, and brutal difficulty deliver a much more fulfilling experience than you’d expect. The exclusive co-op mode adds to the fun even if it doesn’t add any substance for those who’ve already experienced this game on other systems. If you’re the kind of person that loves attempting perfect runs and reflex-based twitch gameplay, then Lichtspeer may satisfy that urge. But as the game outright warns you: Prepare to die. A lot.
  4. Sep 18, 2017
    70
    Though Lichtspeer may not be the deepest experience around, its confluence of moreish gameplay and eye-catchingly ice-cool presentation is a devilishly fun time that has the potential to spear ol’ boredom right between the eyes.
  5. Oct 24, 2017
    70
    Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition is a bizarre juxtaposition of an off-the-wall premise and aesthetics coupled with some basic shooting mechanics that stress trajectory and timing above all else. There isn’t a ton of meat to the gameplay, but it’s a fun little diversion and overall satisfying gaming appetizer.
  6. Sep 11, 2017
    65
    This improved version of the game launched in 2016 still has that arcade style and uses the Joy-Con for the cooperative games. However, this game still lacks content and is too simple.
  7. Sep 18, 2017
    50
    Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition is fun for a bit but gets tiring quick and only really enjoyable as a party experience.

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  1. Nov 30, 2017
    8
    Did Angry Birds and Game of Thrones just have a baby?!?!?!

    A powerful god has chosen your as his entertainment and now your must fight
    Did Angry Birds and Game of Thrones just have a baby?!?!?!

    A powerful god has chosen your as his entertainment and now your must fight until you die, and die, and die some more! Yea, that’s about it story wise so let’s jump into the action. Lichtspeer is a Polish game dev company, with a great sense of humor. Right from the get go the sarcastically matter of fact introduction, let’s you know your in for a brutally honest, laugh in your face when you die experience.

    The game play is relatively simple. You aim by moving your joystick up and down, to align your spear arch to your enemy, shooting when you have it juuuuust right.

    You also have special attacks that you use when you spear is mid-air, one splits your spears into three spears, while another can split it into tons of small arrows. Then there are defensive skills that can help you out when the enemies get a little too close.

    When aiming at your enemies your main goal is to get a head shot, this kills certain enemies in one hit instead of two. Enemies move at different speeds, some fly, and some are hella annoying red fish that jump in and out of the water until they go Hannibal Lector all over your damn face.

    Starting off relatively easy, Lichtspeer quickly ups the difficultly. Adding tons and tons of enemies at once, ranged attacks and very unique attack patterns. It can seem overwhelming at first but incredibly fun once you get your feet wet. It feels great when you're combo headshotting tons of enemies in a row, especially those big blue hipster giants!

    When I first saw Lichtspeer gameplay I was impressed by the art style but thought the game play looked lack luster. Boy was I wrong, the gameplay is great fast paced skilled shooting which keeps you on your toes and increases the difficulty to keep you growing as a player. While it’s a small game, it is certainly big in quality.

    Be sure to watch my video review at YouTube channel TheFlannelFox
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