Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition
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This improved version of the game launched in 2016 still has that arcade style and uses the Joy-Con for the cooperative games. However, this game still lacks content and is too simple.
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Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition is fun for a bit but gets tiring quick and only really enjoyable as a party experience.
Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition is a great enhanced port of the original game. While it does have a few more issues than its other counterpart, the additions of co-op and updated save mechanics make this an easy recommendation if you want a cheap indie title to play with friends.
Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition is another solid example of a game that feels right at home on the Switch, and is made better for it.
Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition is a funny and interesting proposal that relies on an old school gameplay based on memorizing patterns and on trial and error...and this is where its qualities start receding, as Lichtspeer exaggerates on the endless number of deaths and repetition to the point of putting players off.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
Lichtspeer is mechanically simple but stylistically demented. Set in a world that throws more neon at you than a dodgy warehouse rave, its arcade style gameplay is certainly repetitive, but satisfying enough to keep your interest for a while with the solid spear-hurling gameplay at its core. The addition of co-op multiplayer is well implemented, both enjoyable in its own right and extremely easy to jump in or out of. It's a short, repetitious experience, well-suited to the Switch's portable nature, but its occasionally unfair difficulty is used to pad the game out. Additional content and a bit more variety would make this über compelling, but it's still a good time so long as you keep an eye on your blood pressure.
Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition can be both a fun and rewarding experience for those wanting a quick challenge. Otherwise, the fun of throwing neon-colored spears at wave of enemy after enemy can wear thin fast alongside its difficulty curve, which is sure to get your blood pressure rising.
Even the upgradable powerups, such as slowing down time or raising a shield have shared cooldowns, forcing both players to communicate their usage and what they're going to be attacking to avoid tackling the same enemies and inevitably being overrun.
Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition is a fine addition to the Switch eShop.
All in all, Lichtspeer is a fun indie title with limited story and gameplay elements that create an overall good but somewhat lacking experience. What's here is incredibly well made, but if you're not a fan of difficult arcade-style, high-score shooters, Lichtspeer might not be right for you.