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Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?!

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Available on:PlayStation 4Jul 13, 2018
PCJul 13, 2015
Nintendo SwitchJul 12, 2018

Publisher: Rising Star Games

Genres: Simulation, Strategy

A hero isn't a hero at all without the right weapon… or a shop to buy one from! Become the man (sorry, potato) behind the heroes, forging amazing weapons and selling them on for tasty profits in Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?!, a hilarious mash-up of management and simulation. As a true chip off the old spud, take charge of your dad's weapon shop and turn it into the place to be for hard-boiled adventurers. Employ eager smiths to craft hundreds of weapons, then sell them to any heroic spud you like. Peel off the profits to buy more materials, find relics and enchantments on your travels, train up your smiths and then do it all over again! The better your weapons, the better your reputation becomes... keep it up and soon enough, you'll have a shop that really creams the competition! - Dive into a hilarious potato world and take control of your own weapon shop, employing over 30 smiths to cook up the best weapons you can. - Craft hundreds of unique weapons, training up your smiths to make better swords, axes and bows that'll bring in bigger wedges of cash. - Explore the world for materials, relics and enchantments, then use them to research and build valuable weapon types. - Features music by Kimura Masahiko, the legendary composer behind the scores for the Genso Suikoden and Castlevania series

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Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?! isn't anything we haven't already seen before. Forging and selling weapons is fun once you get into the rhythm of it, and there's plenty within the potato world to work towards. This is a game that can be played for a few minutes or hours per day, depending on how much you enjoy the genre. What's frustrating is how this title has been adapted to the Switch. It's got a clunky user interface that doesn't really feel compatible with the Joy-Cons and even if you opt with the screen by itself as a touchpad it still feels difficult to complete the most basic of tasks. All up, this makes it the hardest version of the game to play. Overlooking these problems, it's still worth checking out if you're looking for a game of this type and one with plenty of humour - it's just far from spud-tacular.

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Maybe that means I should get back to the grindstone, clear up those PS4 trophies, and then tackle the Journey to Olympus DLC that is included in the PS4 and Switch releases.

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8 / 10

When I received this game for review, I had this marvelous exchange with my wife about it! Ceidz: “Hey I received a new game for review!” Wife: “Really? What kind of game is it?” Ceidz: “How can I put this….? (thinking) Well, you're a potato…. and you're running this weapon shop…” Wife: “LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL”

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Thankfully though, Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?!'s charm and sense of humour helps give the game more longevity than its gameplay loop alone.

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