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Skellboy is a game that served as a brilliant throwback to an era of gaming I simply missed. It’s bright, colourful and oozing with an endless amount of charm. Anyone that is a fan of classic Nintendo RPGs like Paper Mario or Super Mario 64 should definitely add this to your Switch library. Get slashing and get adventuring, folks!
The game offers enough humourous charm and strong enough gameplay to make it an enjoyable experience.
Skellboy has some really interesting mechanics, but has bad performance issues and numerous glitches on the Nintendo Switch.
Even if Skellboy ran at a smooth 60 frames per second (which it most definitely does not), its underlying issues would be enough to make it an easy game to pass on. All of gaming’s cardinal sins are present here: unskippable fight intros that play every time you die to a gimmicky boss and try again, a paucity of checkpoints, slow movement speed that doesn’t mesh well with all of the mandatory backtracking, and a story so self-satisfied with its lore that it forgets to tell itself in a natural way and ensure that the dialogue always fits inside of the text boxes.
Skellboy is a Zelda clone with no meat on its bones.
Skellboy brings what we're used to in similiar adventures but also introduces a little twist - switching body parts with enemies. That, and funny dialogues and cutscenes go well together to create a quite nice experience.
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Although it features a lovely presentation and goofy humour, Skellboy's gameplay could use a lot more fine-tuning.
Skellboy is an action-RPG that succeeds at first blush, but it fails to pull you in for the long run.
The visuals are adorable and fun, but technical issues muddle gameplay. The back half features more exploration and enjoyable side quests, but the first part is slow-paced and straightforward. If you think the charm of the aesthetic can carry you through the low points, it's worth reaching the highs, but if not, Skippy might be better left in the ground.