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Last Encounter

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Available on:PlayStation 4Q3 2018
Xbox OneQ3 2018
PCMay 8, 2018
Nintendo SwitchQ3 2018
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Exordium Games

Genres: Roguelike, Action

Last Encounter is a twin-stick action roguelite in deep space following a group of heroes trying to prevent the unavoidable by cloning their ships and designing their weapons with swappable components. Advanced technology lets you and your friends clone your avatars so death is not the end. Teleport into new sectors of space, discovering the ever-changing, procedurally generated layouts and hazards filled with strange beings and alien environments. Find dozens of advanced weapon components scattered throughout diverse galaxy biomes. Combine the pieces as you see fit to create the strongest weapon in the universe. Choose from a variety of unlockable ships and pilots and prove your skills against alien ships and bosses in the far reaches of space.

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Last Encounter on the Nintendo Switch is a twin-stick shooter with a roguelike structure that puts the player exploring a hostile galaxy and if its ideas regarding upgrades and development, as well as a more careful approach to combat, are positive, the end result is a rather frustrating experience where it can become too cumbersome to pursue with upgrading the ship and where a simple mistake will throw the player all the way back.

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If you are so fortunate to be blessed with the necessary skills and patience to succeed in this style of game I think that this would be an excellent option for you to look into. While I don’t believe that this game is groundbreaking for the genre, I think that it brought unique additions to it.

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Last Encounter is punishing with difficult AI and controls. Be prepared to die a lot and invest a good chunk of time if you hope to master the game and make progress.

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In short, Last Encounter has a neat concept, but fails to follow through with it. A good challenge is the lifeblood of a videogame, especially when it comes to roguelikes. If the level of difficulty is incapable of matching and growing with the player's skill and arsenal, then there's no purpose in continuing to play. Before long, what should be a thrilling run deep into enemy territory becomes nothing more than a thirty-minute spectacle of light and sound. Anyone who picks this title up will inevitably face a tough choice. Do they make full use of the overpowered weapon system, knowing that they will rarely have any fun, or do they ignore everything, thereby stripping the game of its identity?

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