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Ambition of the Slimes

Aug 11, 2016 - Nintendo 3DS

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Critic Reviews for Ambition of the Slimes

Ambition Of The Slimes throws the classic turn-based RPG formula on its head, enabling you to use the underdog to capture human enemies and battle in an interesting, new way. The large variety of attacks, abilities, and techniques available to you make the battles truly exciting, but a very harsh level of difficulty across all game modes sadly results in a lot of frustration. If you enjoy your turn-based battle games, this one is most definitely an interesting option for you to consider – just make sure to be prepared for a very, very tough challenge.

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All in all, Ambition of the Slimes is a lovable little game. It takes a classic concept — the grid-based strategy-RPG — and infuses it with a fun new conceit, by placing characters in the role of the lowly Slimes that would be experience-point fodder in any other RPG. Even better, it runs with that idea to deliver fun twists on the gameplay — like the 'Claim' command that lets you take over your enemies — that make the most of the theme. Add in a fun old-school presentation and a heap of personality, and Slimes is an easy recommendation for SRPG fans looking for quick, quirky fun.

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Ambition of the Slimes could have been a more fun, dynamic and overall compelling strategy RPG were it not for its flaws and ill-conceived organization, which will result in very frustrating and repetitive combats and long moments of plain annoyance at how the game puts the player in combat with a very unforgiving system and difficult interaction.

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Ambition of the Slimes is a decent game to play, but it does have some noticeable faults as well.

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Looking past the aesthetic issues, Ambition of the Slimes provides a unique and fresh experience for strategy combat enthusiasts. Elements I thought would feel redundant actually added to the layers of complexity that made the game all that more interesting. One word of caution, if you have a particularly sensitive gag reflex you may want to close your eyes and cover your ears that first time your Slime finds its way into the throat of its opponent.

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This is naturally a comical game in tone, and while it’s not written particularly well, the nods to genre classics, from Dragon Quest to Final Fantasy and onwards, are a nice touch for long-term genre fans.

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Ambition of the Slimes is a fun tactis/strategy/puzzle game with solid gameplay mechanics and an interesting premise that makes for a game that is easy to recommend on the Nintendo Switch. Its colorful presentation is very charming, and before you know it you'll have spent many hours playing the latest release from Flyhigh Works, making this one worth your time and money.

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If nothing else there is genuinely nothing else quite like Ambition of the Slime, and the concept of actually leading weak, largely defenceless units into battle is such a clever way to flip the tactics RPG on its head that it's well worth looking into for fans of the genre, purely as a curiosity if nothing else.

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