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  • Summary: Battle through the longest night as Leila a member of the Vigilant Order and uncover the truth behind the eternal darkness, Leila's mysterious sister, and the eldritch horrors that stalk her in a world that has forgotten daylight.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 85
    Vigil: The Longest Night absolutely holds its own, both in 2D adventure games, as well as in the glut of Souls-alikes that have emerged in recent years. It’s fast, fun and rewarding to players who manage to overcome the initial similarities to FROM Software’s series, and manages to carve its own unique take on the formula, with strong narrative and combat hooks to support it. If only those load times could let us get to the action sooner.
  2. Oct 28, 2020
    80
    If you loved Salt and Sanctuary then Vigil: The Longest Night will certainly impress with its tight gameplay and captivating world.
  3. Oct 22, 2020
    70
    Salt and Sanctuary spiritual heir, Vigil: The Longest Night may be small and simple, but it's still a good experience with a fascinating universe, story and bestiary. Hopefully it will fix the loading times and errors soon.
  4. Oct 26, 2020
    70
    Vigil: The Longest Night isn't the toughest Metroidvania you'll encounter on Switch – nor does it possess the most interesting plot – but it has plenty of secrets to uncover even after you've finished it; it's just a shame that Switch owners have to endure a host of technical problems, such as long load times and an inconsistent frame rate. These unfortunate issues aren't enough to totally sink the game, however; if you're in the market for more Metroidvania goodness and you like your games dark, grimy and gothic, then it's certainly worth a look.
  5. Dec 19, 2020
    70
    Vigil: The Longest Night has incredible art and a fantastic set. The common enemies and the scenarios are a bit repetitive, but the bosses make up for it in visuals, creativity and immersion, in addition to bringing great combat. Some gameplay and level design flaws can discourage exploration in search of unknown places of the map, but the thought-provoking story and well-crafted side quests make the game worthwhile in spite of everything.
  6. Nov 4, 2020
    70
    Vigil: The Longest Night is an interesting metroidvania-type with a gorgeous-looking visual world and some intense combat moments. It's also unfortunately affected by long loading times and some technical issues which could really use an update to correct. All in all, a good work but which needs some tweaking on its technical aspects in order to stand out among its peers in the Nintendo Switch catalogue.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 18
  2. Negative: 8 out of 18
  1. Feb 4, 2022
    10
    Underrated and atmospheric. Vigil is an excellent, artistic title that rewards patience and persistence. All wrapped up in a macabre andUnderrated and atmospheric. Vigil is an excellent, artistic title that rewards patience and persistence. All wrapped up in a macabre and melancholy art style with haunting music and creature designs. Expand
  2. Oct 15, 2020
    9
    This is a very detailed, haunting 2D Action RPG with heavy influence from the likes of Salt and Sanctuary, Dark Souls, and Bloodborne. TheThis is a very detailed, haunting 2D Action RPG with heavy influence from the likes of Salt and Sanctuary, Dark Souls, and Bloodborne. The atmosphere and world building is done well. The music and audio is fantastic. The combat feels smooth, and the upgrades/skill perks stay interesting enough throughout the campaign. The exploration is top notch - you will feel compelled to search every nook and cranny for hidden items, weapons, armor, etc. Also, the boss fights are great! Great enemy design and location placement. As several people have mentioned, the story is muddled down and confusing and the map is not a strong point. It is easy to become lost or frustrated while you gather your bearings. However, if you want to jump into a brand new world and explore to your heart's desire, and you appreciate games like the ones mentioned above, this game is for you! Expand
  3. Oct 23, 2020
    8
    Good game. Remind me Salt n sanctuary. Should have more build options and more skiils with each weapon because u can Full upgrade every weapon
  4. Oct 16, 2020
    5
    The game itself is excellent. It does a great job of combining Salt and Sanctuary with Castlevania like so many others have said. What theyThe game itself is excellent. It does a great job of combining Salt and Sanctuary with Castlevania like so many others have said. What they didn't say is that the switch port provides a terrible user experience and is in desperate need of a patch. The game consistently crashes, costing the user many hours in loss of data, even after saving. The initial load time is over a minute, with entering houses and small areas around 5-10 seconds. Larger area changes can be from 15-30 seconds. There is also noticeable lag between button input and character action. Frame rate seems to drop to below 30fps often and changing gear can freeze up the game for 5-15 seconds. I often found the game to crash shortly after switching gear or using a "save item", which never worked even once. It's really a shame, because otherwise I love this game, and it tickles that Salt and Sanctuary scratch. Expand
  5. Oct 19, 2020
    3
    The game is broken . Too many crushes,lost save files data .
    Also I try to change the buttons ,and he save the confirm choice and the back
    The game is broken . Too many crushes,lost save files data .
    Also I try to change the buttons ,and he save the confirm choice and the back choise at the same button (A) so now I can’t even load my file ! He take only the back choice and the confirm choice Disappear !
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  6. Oct 22, 2020
    1
    The game has crashed several times while doing the most mundane thing like changing weapons. the problem is, it reverts to the last save whenThe game has crashed several times while doing the most mundane thing like changing weapons. the problem is, it reverts to the last save when you closed the game, not your last save. So if you havent closed the software in 10 hours...well there goes that 10 hours. it blows my mind that they would not have the saves go directly to the system immediately instead of when you close the game....and obviously it'd be nice for the game to not crash constantly, but I wouldn't mind that so much if I could ACTUALLY LOAD MY SAVE AFTERWARD!!! (I just lost about 8 hours and I'm never playing this stupid game again. And it's a shame because when it's working, its a great game. Expand
  7. Sep 15, 2021
    0
    Almost as broken as metacritic's mobile site.

    Controls lag, the menus lag, weapons suck, playing the game felt like the biggest chore. I'm
    Almost as broken as metacritic's mobile site.

    Controls lag, the menus lag, weapons suck, playing the game felt like the biggest chore. I'm going to call nintendo for a refund.
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