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5.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 13 Ratings

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  • Summary: Can you lead the misfit prisoners of the Void Ark through the derelict spaceships and myriad dangers of the Sargasso Nebula? Will you make the right choices about what to do, where to go and when to fight? Master combat, manage ship controls, scavenge supplies, craft improvised tools and much more!
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 85
    Void Bastards was everything I wanted as a huge roguelike fan. The first-person shooter aspects are surprisingly competent, gameplay loop is perfectly challenging, always keeping you on your toes, and the aesthetic and sound design are out of this world. Some hitching and frame rate issues on packed ships aren’t enough to knock this one down a peg, as the mix of Rogue Legacy and Fallout on offer here is necessary for the libraries of any and all roguelike fans who own a Nintendo Switch.
  2. May 6, 2020
    80
    Void Bastards is a fantastic roguelike with a stellar atmosphere and art style. Where it lacks in FPS mechanics, it makes up for with its addictive gameplay loop. The Switch port might not be the prettiest version available, but the short levels make it perfect for quick sessions. Those looking for a darkly funny roguelike will find almost everything they want in Void Bastards.
  3. 80
    Overall, Void Bastards isn’t just a beautiful-looking game, but one that is incredibly entertaining to play. It mixes humour, style, and a good mix of stealth and action gameplay to make for something unique and well worth your time. It doesn’t last as long as some roguelikes out there, but its campaign is still well worth playing through at least once.
  4. May 6, 2020
    80
    Despite some technical issues, Void Bastards on Nintendo Switch is a superb, clever game that deserves to be played. Don't sleep on it again!
  5. May 14, 2020
    80
    Void Bastards is a delightful roguelike romp through a wonderfully unique cel-shaded comic book world full of loud-mouthed enemies and smart-arsed robots. The core combat is straightforward stuff, but it's given plenty of extra bite through the fantastically evocative graphics and kept interesting with hackable turrets and a handful of other BioShock-esque elements that give your engagements with the many Screws, Juves, Tourists and Spooks you'll come across as you traverse the Sargasso Nebula a slightly strategic lift. Graphically it's a beautiful thing, has top-notch sound design and its combination of coarse British humour and oddball space horror give the whole endeavour a highly original flavour that's well worth checking out, even if the moment-to-moment action doesn't quite match the rest of the package.
  6. 70
    It has its flaws but this inspired mix of first person shooter and traditional roguelike offers a level of freedom and tactical decision making that many bigger budget games can only dream of.
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 4
  2. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. May 7, 2020
    7
    This game can be very fun but within the first hour or two I've noticed a fair amount of frame rate drops and input lag. These aren't things IThis game can be very fun but within the first hour or two I've noticed a fair amount of frame rate drops and input lag. These aren't things I typically notice or even care about but it's hard to be sneaking around a ship when your character continues moving after you've stopped pushing the analog stick. Expand
  2. May 8, 2020
    5
    Its a good game, but bad performance on Switch. Its really annoying to suffer frame rate issues frequently. Dont understand why they didntIts a good game, but bad performance on Switch. Its really annoying to suffer frame rate issues frequently. Dont understand why they didnt give us an option to lock 30 fps. Lets hope fro some patch to fix this issues. Cheers. Expand
  3. May 10, 2020
    4
    Poor optimization on SWITCH. Framerate slowdowns to 20 fps that ruins the experience. Waiting for a patch that fix performance.
  4. May 12, 2020
    2
    There are only 2 good things about this game:
    1) art style
    2) dialog. The game is very monotony and stiff. Performance of the switch is
    There are only 2 good things about this game:
    1) art style
    2) dialog.

    The game is very monotony and stiff.
    Performance of the switch is terrible. Better buy it on a PC.
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