Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?!
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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.
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.
Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?! is a very fun and addictive sim game that will keep you busy for dozens of ours as you craft hundreds of weapons to helo heroes level up a ton.
Thankfully though, Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?!'s charm and sense of humour helps give the game more longevity than its gameplay loop alone.
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”
I feel like this genre is better suited for PCs or even tablets rather than portable gaming systems because it feels too cluttered for the Switch's screen and not comfortable on any television. The core gameplay definitely works how you'd expect and you'll find plenty of tasks to accomplish. Maybe this would be a good one to jump in and out of while making some potato salad. Yum.
If you're looking for a cute and funny shop simulator that you can enjoy as the hours tick away then you need to play Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?!
Overall, Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?! is an entertaining game even though it suffers from some significant gameplay issues.
Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?! is pure heaven! It’s a management sim you can really get absorbed into and stay there for many hours at a time or just drop in every now and again for short bursts – particularly if you’re on the Switch. From the micro-management of your employees to satisfying all of your customers, everything can be adjusted and tweaked in order to become the greatest arms supplier in the land! One thing to be aware of though, the pun is strong in this one with almost every character being a pun of someone/something famous. If you like hilarious storytelling along with frantic and rather stressful gameplay, then this is the game for you! With the addition of the Herclueless DLC you gain even more content and many, many hours of gameplay.
Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?! has plenty of humor and addicting gameplay, just don't in expecting anything different.