With some brilliant sprite art and an engulfing soundtrack, The Ambassador: Fractured Timelines is a lovely medieval romp. The gameplay is satisfying, the variation of weapons and armour adds strategy to the frantic gameplay, and the built-in achievements and additional challenges add plenty of replay value.
To call The Ambassador: Fractured Timelines simply serviceable feels slightly unfair: the blend of mechanics from other games, along with a title that does at least offer more than a simple one-and-done run with hidden items, achievements, and no performance issues on Switch is commendable. However, it does little to particularly stand out beyond being a good enough game, lacking a unique selling point akin to Hotline Miami’s drug-fuelled sound and visual handling of similar gameplay. The title functions as a worthwhile enough ambassador itself to the development team’s skills, but not one that will linger in memory.