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Screwtape Studios
Oct 19, 2018 - PC
Fair Man

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7 / 10
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6 / 10
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The Digital Fix
5 / 10
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6 / 10
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Damsel Trailers

Damsel - Launch Trailer | Steam thumbnail

Damsel - Launch Trailer | Steam

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Damsel - Announcement Trailer | Steam

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Damsel Early Access Trailer

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Critic Reviews for Damsel

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 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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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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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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Generally, vampires aren't given the satisfaction they deserve, and Damsel on Nintendo Switch further proves that. Despite providing an interesting premise, the game is held back by its art style & baitful gameplay.

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Damsel is an engaging, challenging platformer that has a little something for everyone. It may get too hard too early for some people, but mastering the mechanics is incredibly rewarding.

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Damsel's gameplay never comes together, and it's too repetitive to be particularly fun.

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The Digital Fix

James Eckhoff
6 / 10.0
The Digital Fix

While not a bad game by any means, Damsel seems to lack polish and direction. With a mediocre story and overly cluttered environments, it struggles to find its footing as either a story-rich game or speedrunning twitch fest. If one direction was chosen, the potential seen here could certainly be reached.

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