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Zarvot is a unique experience that's right at home on the Nintendo Switch. It's commitment to manic, arcade shooting is one of its biggest strengths, but this unfortunately highlights the game's weaker elements, namely the platforming. The narrative is ultimately the stand out feature here, as the nuanced character writing highlights the surprisingly profound overarching narrative in a way that keeps players engaged.
Fun but modest arcade shooter that is one of the hidden surprises on the eShop.
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Zarvot offers the kind of tight arcade-shooter action that lends itself well to epic local competitive scraps; what we have here is a charming, eclectic package that goes all-out to appeal to both solo and social players. It's perhaps a little too scattershot in its mixture of styles and tones, and not all of its ideas hit the target, but there's a whole lot of heart and humour to Snowhydra's little box of tricks, and that goes a long way.
While the arena segments and shooting remind me of arcade classics like Smash TV or Robotron, I have never played a game like that with such heartfelt characters and story, pieces that didn't just feel like an afterthought. I won't go so far as to say Zarvot has the wit and soul of a poet, but the writing gives the game life, and it's a title that will stand out this year as having the types of genuinely touching moments we don't often see in video games. I can't give anymore, so check out Zarvot and fall in love with these cubes.
Weighed down by a middling-at-best single player mode, no matter how quirky it attempts to be, Zarvot's trying, polyhedral antics don't justify the price of admission.
Zarvot is a fun, colorful and charming game that I loved to review on the Nintendo Switch. This is an indie release you don't want to miss and that feels right at home on Nintendo's hybrid console. Let us know how much you liked the game in the comments below!
Whether you're working through the single player story mode, challenging the immediately gratifying arcade mode, or battling a few friends in versus mode, Zarvot offers awesome shooting gameplay and an incredible amount of content.
Zarvot is a great combination of addictive gameplay, beautiful visuals and frantic action – it’s so much fun! Bar a few issues I had with the visual quality of the menus, everything looks gorgeous and so realistic – well, as realistic as a cuboid world could be! It’s a relaxing and playful game to wind down with after a hard days work, yet also a very challenging and competitive game within its Arcade and Multiplayer modes. From the surprisingly great story to the fun multiplayer, this is a game which you’ll want to come back to again and again.
If you're partial to local party games and/or abstract storytelling, Zarvot might be worth trying.