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One Strike lets you take control of six different warriors as you fight to determine who is the deadliest. The simplistic yet tense gameplay will keep you on your toes. The small roster and limited variety to the modes are fun in bursts, but not for extended periods of time. That being said, One Strike is a fun fighter to pick up and play at a low cost.
While this helps to make the game very accessible and easy to get into, it also means One Strike suffers from a very low level of ambition and that it doesn't really try to stand out in any other way. Its characters are also designed in a way that doesn't stimulate experimenting and visually, the game would struggle against examples of generations past.
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One Strike is a truly unique, 'pure' video game. For the asking price, you get a rather fresh take on the one-on-one fighting genre and it can quickly become your go-to game when you are in need of a break between other more complex games or just need a quick burst of intensive reflex exercise. Find a group of like-minded players to play it with you and it becomes your current best, most efficient option to ruin friendships on the Switch (at least until Super Mario Party is released). Grab it without fear and then... either strike or die. There are literally no other options.
One Strike - Gameplay Trailer (Nintendo Switch™)