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Generally favorable reviews- based on 36 Ratings

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  • Summary: Severed follows the saga of a distraught warrior, who is lost in a fantastical world, as she knits together pieces of her story from both the past and the future. As the heroine, players will embark on a journey through a surreal, nonlinear world by using a gesture-based combat mechanic toSevered follows the saga of a distraught warrior, who is lost in a fantastical world, as she knits together pieces of her story from both the past and the future. As the heroine, players will embark on a journey through a surreal, nonlinear world by using a gesture-based combat mechanic to defeat enemies in this first-person adventure. During their journey, players will unlock new abilities, discover secrets of the land, and grow in power as they master both offensive and defensive techniques. Expand

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Severed - Switch Launch Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Aug 14, 2017
    90
    Severed loses little, if anything, by coming to Nintendo Switch. It gains screen space for the player to bask in its incredible, artistic environments, and though the console can be heavy to hold one-handed for longer play sessions, that’s hardly a reason to stay away from this title. Given its brevity, you may dismiss Severed as a game for a rainy, bored day, but don’t. This is one of only a handful of must-plays in the Nintendo Switch library.
  2. 90
    For a game so focused on the monstrous and the grotesque, Severed’s power lies in how it shines a critical and emotional light on an intrinsic part of what it means to be human.
  3. Aug 19, 2017
    90
    I’m not going to beat around the bush; the Switch version of Severed is easily the best yet. Being touch based, the Switch’s responsive and gloriously large screen means that the gameplay shines brighter than ever before. Severed‘s unique, almost papercraft-like art style is really showcased on the Switch too, bringing its haunting world to life.
  4. Aug 24, 2017
    90
    A joy to behold from start to finish, Severed is an almost perfectly executed action-adventure title. With very successfully designed dungeons full of rewarding puzzles and a combat system that is pleasing to carry out, you’ll likely find yourself wishing you could play more of the game when it is over. That’s the only real downside – you’ll be finished with the main story after six hours and be left wanting more – although wishing you could play more isn’t exactly a complaint. If you have the means to do so, we heartily recommend giving this one a go.
  5. Aug 18, 2017
    88
    Severed has hit the Nintendo Switch, and it's just as good as it was the very first time it released. A touch-based game which runs in handheld mode only, this title has a rather unique take on gameplay mechanics, art, story, and more. It very much deserves to be played by the masses, and if you haven't played it elsewhere then you should definitely pick it up.
  6. 80
    While I still feel the late-game battles are drawn out with palette swaps and needless complexity, Severed is such a fantastic game otherwise that even with a few warts, Severed is absolutely worth checking out, especially if you missed any of its other releases on Wii U, 3DS, and more.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Aug 31, 2018
    10
    The story is immersive, the graphics are beautiful, the combat is amazing, and the moment I 100% the game, I was already wanting Severed 2.
  2. Oct 16, 2017
    9
    This is a top game. It plays well on the switch, graphics are fine and quite disturbing. I would say, buy it for this low price. 8 hours ofThis is a top game. It plays well on the switch, graphics are fine and quite disturbing. I would say, buy it for this low price. 8 hours of game time well spend.... Expand
  3. May 5, 2018
    8
    Severed is a fantastic game and is a must buy on both Switch and the Vita. Its combat is complexed but fun to play. The art style is fantasticSevered is a fantastic game and is a must buy on both Switch and the Vita. Its combat is complexed but fun to play. The art style is fantastic and the touch-screen mechanic was refreshing for me. Expand
  4. May 5, 2018
    5
    Unusual and funny mechanisms, a bit repetitive though (visually, storytelling and fighting).
  5. Apr 28, 2018
    4
    The worst game I have on the switch. Never regretted so much to buy a game, even if it was on sale. It is not worth 9 eur. If it was 2 eurThe worst game I have on the switch. Never regretted so much to buy a game, even if it was on sale. It is not worth 9 eur. If it was 2 eur maybe. It is a peculiar game, I guess, but walking around is awful with all the breaks from square to square or whatever that can be called. And then it's just a pain to play. Not good for your wrists. Visually it's boring and always the same. It is my first review here, this game made me register just to say how bad it is and that it is not worth the money nor time. The good thing, I will review other games, and I always like the games I buy. But not this one. I don't buy many. Maybe I am really not that much into touch controls. In the same way I didn't like the Wii and the waggling, and I only did it for 5 min I think... Big Nintendo fan and that didn't convince me. Also I like Nintendo because they make refined games. Why they allow so much crap on the eshop is beyond me. Also, I am finding these scores I'm seeing for these games really weird. It's like Nintendo is paying you people to lie. Mario Odissey is cool and all, but not that good. And it is a rushed game. Refined yes, as always, but half of what should have been. Nintendo needs some bashing. Also because they are extorting way too much money from people. I hate their marketing. They are not doing anything for the fans. As someone said, they got us by our childhoods. It sucks. Just like this game. Expand

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