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Developer: Bohemia Interactive
Genre: First-Person Shooter
Vigor had a decent idea, but it bungled the delivery in multiple ways. Base building is unforgivably dull and drawn out, while the player count is too low or the maps are too big so you can go multiple matches without encountering anyone. There is more fun to be found with the squad-based deathmatch mode, but not as much fun as you could have in countless other games in 2021.
Vigor is clunky and brutal. There is no satisfying single-player to fall back on, so every game session feels like a strain. It's a shame because the ideas are sound, and it could be great, but the poor mechanics torpedo any competitive urge you have going into it. Vigor's gunplay needs to improve drastically before it can start to accrue a real audience of passionate players.
Vigor has the potential to be a decent experience on Switch and there's no doubt it's central gameplay loops of stealthily scavenging for loot whilst avoiding other players and making a successful escape can be tense and absorbing. However, as things currently stand, there are a few too many bugs and technical issues for our liking and we'd recommend players wait for the FTP version to drop later in the year when some of these issues should have been worked out.
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Vigor, the Tarkov-Like Loot Shooter from the Studio Behind DayZ, Is Now Free on Switch
After a period of availability only for the game's "Founders," Vigor has now gone free to play on Switch, as was always the plan.
Vigor – Official Release Trailer 🔪🍅
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