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Available on:PCOct 19, 2018

Developer: Screwtape Studios

Genre: Action

Cause distress in this fast-paced, challenging action platformer! Speed through dozens of missions as Special Agent Damsel, the first and last line of defence against the seedy world of corporate vampires. Rescue hostages, disarm bombs, hack servers and dispatch the undead with precision, speed, and style. Balance frenetic action with split second choices, and pay attention, you never know where the next vamp will come from. Enter a fully realised comic book world and help Damsel take on Red Mist, the powerful vampire corporation that’s adding a new (and illegal) ingredient to their popular vampire drink. Uncover the secrets of the new recipe and stop the corporation from achieving their ultimate plan, the total dominance of vampires on Earth! Use Damsel’s powerful ultraviolet shotgun, quick reflexes, devastating melee, and lightning fast dash to string together stylish attacks. Tight and responsive controls let you move around each arena while avoiding the deadly hazards fiendishly placed to stop you in your tracks. Experiment with each mission to discover that perfect sequence of moves and attacks that maximise your effectiveness. Master Damsel’s speed and precision to carve the perfect path through each arena, with every move counting toward that perfect score and a place at the top of the leaderboards. Damsel is a ballet, and you’re the choreographer. FEATURES: Classic Arcade Vibe Bite sized gameplay that’ll make you say “Just one more go” (although you said that a few tries ago…) Comic Book Campaign Learn the secrets of Red Mist and put a stop to their evil plans. Competitive Arcade Leaderboards Master your abilities by perfecting your runs and become the top agent. Chill Out Time Chillout mode lets you take the edge off and enjoy the game without worrying about pesky things like dying. Extra challenge modes For the discerning slayer, take the difficulty up a notch! Pumping Synth Soundtrack Gothic grooves to slay too!

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Damsel is an intense, occasionally frustrating title, for those who have quick reactions, an eye for planning, and a patience for repetitive death. Those who like their games challenging, twitchy, and demanding of player improvement should consider joining Damsel on her wild ride into the night. But those expecting story, adventure, or even mercy will likely find themselves thirsty for more.

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Damsel is a fun arcade-style platformer/shooter/speedrunner/whatever genre you want to call it.  The comic-style motif is a nice concept that I haven't seen for a long time and the gameplay is pretty fluid.  The darkness of the stages and the similarities between the three game modes kind of bring the game down a little, but it's still an enjoyable outing for the Nintendo Switch.

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Damsel misses the mark in many ways, but really isn't all that bad. It's more of a glaring missed opportunity than anything else.

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6.5 / 10.0
Ken McKown

Damsel is a solid, if not forgettable title that really stands on its visual presentation and tight game play. I had fun with my time, but never felt the need to boot it back up after a few hours. Still at the low price it is worth checking out if the genre interests you. I certainly had plenty of fun digging into it.

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