Implosion: Never Lose Hope
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Developer: FlyHigh Works
Offical Implosion - Never Lose Hope (by Rayark Inc.) Launch Trailer (iOS)
At $12, you can't go wrong with Implosion. While it sometimes shows its mobile roots, the Switch version of the game is frantic, fluid fun with a great amount of content and thrilling gameplay. It's games like these that make me never lose hope that Rayark will astound me again with its next release.
Implosion - Never Lose Hope is a hack 'n' slash that tries to go far but ends up offering too much of the same. While its production values are good and the game's customization system is interesting, it quickly becomes too repetitive thanks to its overuse of the same enemies and an unambitious level design. As far as its plot is concerned, the quantity of elements quickly becomes too much to pay attention to and overall all this makes the experience feel tiresome and forgettable.
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As a whole though, Implosion really surprised me. It looked like it would be a Metal Gear Revengence-style game from an indie developer, and that's pretty much how it played out. It looks good, plays great, and is a very solid and affordable title for the Nintendo Switch. If you are looking for something a bit darker and faster paced on the Switch, Implosion is a solid choice.
All told, Implosion is a satisfying mobile game that ultimately feels worthy of its console release, but it is a little inconsistent in its execution. Weak writing and ho-hum presentation are balanced by the depth of replayability and mindless but fun hack 'n' slash gameplay. We give Implosion a moderate recommendation; though it certainly doesn't hold a candle to big-name alternatives, Implosion does a good job of creating an engaging and entertaining gameplay experience that'll give you many hours of fun.