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Batbarian: Testament of the Primordials

Unspeakable Pixels, DANGEN Entertainment
Oct 15, 2020 - Nintendo Switch, PC
Strong

OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

67%

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Critic Reviews for Batbarian: Testament of the Primordials

TheSixthAxis

Steve C
7 / 10
TheSixthAxis

Batbarian wades into the Metroidvania genre with enjoyable exploration, tricky and inventive puzzle mechanics, and an array of impressive accessibility options. A more helpful map that included signposting would make this a real Metroidvania highlight, but it still comes highly recommended for fans of the genre.

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Ultimately, while Batbarian may not blow your mind, it'll offer the odd chuckle, and mechanics just robust enough to keep you coming back.

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Overall, Batbarian: Testament of the Primordials is a simple game, but a very good one. I heartily recommend it to anyone who’s willing to put up with a bit of trial-and-error.

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A wonderfully crafted Metroidvania that should have genre fans plenty excited. It's blending of combat, platforming, and puzzling keeps the gameplay fresh and varied throughout its entire 20-hour story. It may not be the most revolutionary game ever made, but it does what it set out to do very well.

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‎A game that is clearly not perfect, but if very fun and I think that's what counts. I recommend it without problems.‎

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Batbarian: Testament of the Primordials is everything you'd expect from a good metroidvania and has a rich world to explore, great text and beautiful audiovisual compositions. If some aspects of the gameplay seem to need a little more polishing, the overall experience is challenging and thought-provoking, and a warrior's relationship with a bat, if it once seemed unlikely, now makes perfect sense.

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Batbarian: Testament of the Primordials is a very solid Metroidvania game. While the story isn't anything special, the humor in the writing is good enough to keep you paying attention to the cut scenes. The level design is well done, and it complements the bat powers. The combat is good enough, even if the leveling system may not be to everyone's liking, and the various gameplay tweaks mean that there's a good chance players can tackle this from beginning to end. For genre fans, Batbarian is worth checking out.

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The art and music style bring the jams of the retro age as well as its storytelling and humor bring a modern sensibility. Despite the occasional difficulty spike (which can be adjusted with assists), Batbarian: Testament of the Primordials is a game worth trying out. If only to see what's really going on in that cave.

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