Top Critic Average
Developer: Nippon Ichi Software
Publisher: NIS America
Genres: Action, RPG
Poison Control has some of my favourite art and character designs from any game this year, but that isn't anywhere near enough to carry the entire experience. The dual-character combat system is a fresh and stylish idea, but it isn't executed very well. Clunky movement and repetitive combat end up holding back this otherwise stylish and unique new game from Nippon Ichi Software.
Poison Control's story is cliché-filled but fun, and the tongue-in-cheek dialogue carries the game far further than its gameplay could manage alone. The writing can only make up for shallow game mechanics to a point, though, and ultimately shallow gameplay is what lets this game down. Visual novel fans will likely find more to enjoy here, but there's simply not enough gameplay depth or variety for fans of shooters.
There are no audience reviews yet! Click the button below to add the first one!
Poison Control - Launch Trailer (Nintendo Switch, PS4)
Poison Control - Gameplay Trailer (Nintendo Switch, PS4)