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3000th Duel

Rating Summary

Based on 10 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

50%

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General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchFeb 19, 2020
PCDec 12, 2019

Developer: NEOPOPCORN Corp

Genres: Adventure, RPG, Action, Platformer

A hero with no memory, and with a mysterious mask covering his face, is thrown out into this land of unknown. Reaching to an end of his journey, he discovers a truth that is hard to swallow - something terrifying about his true identity... Explore a huge world with organically connected biomes of more than 300! Terrifying monsters, multiple platform-actions and mysteries await you. Encounter 150+ monsters and final bosses using the aspects of discovered weapons! - Blade-based attacks with an advantage of fast attack speed - Sword-based attacks with massive-damaging attack - Lance-based attacks with long reach and strategic gameplay Collect Occults spread all over the map to use the Forbidden Magic! It is possible to build each player's main character into one's prefered battle type by using Occults and items found during the route.

3000th Duel Reviews

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It may lack in originality, but 3000th Duel manages to merge both metroidvania and soulslike styles with great results. If you like games like Hollow Knight and Bloodstained, you'll like this one too.

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3000th Duel is an amazing action-adventure game that pulls out all the stops to give us the experience of nostalgic gameplay with current videogame nuances. With a rich world to explore, visuals and audio hints that make you believe that the world is constantly evolving, and boss battles that shake you to the core, this is a must on the Switch.

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Nintendo Life

Ollie Reynolds
7 / 10
Nintendo Life

3000th Duel is a highly enjoyable Metroidvania that some would argue borrows a bit too much from Dark Souls. With engaging combat bolstered by lots of unlockable weapons, a decent progression system, and some truly memorable boss fights, it can stand proud amongst the many examples of the genre currently available on Switch, even if it doesn't quite do enough to feel truly unique. Still, if you loved From Software's Souls series and fancy some more of the same, you could do a lot worse.

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3000th Duel is a great play through and truly a hidden gem on the Switch. The more time I put into it, the more I enjoyed it. Despite my one small complaint, I enjoyed seeing what I would discover next. Metroidvania fans should certainly give this game a playthrough.

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