With an absolutely unique mix of traditional arcade shooting and quasi-3D elements, Eschatos is a breath of fresh air in a crowded field
Call me a sucker for things that dare to be different, but with as many games as I’ve played on Switch anything that breaks away from the norm gets my attention. Eschatos is a wonderful surprise of a shoot-em-up that not only matches up to its stiffest genre competition in the eShop, but arguably makes a case for beating much of it depending on your tastes. What’s wild here is that though at its core it has a very classic arcade feel most of the time it periodically shifts to a quasi-3D style that delivers an unexpected look and challenge, even if perhaps it can be confusing at times. The fact that two older and very retro, but also obviously related shooters are included in the package simply sweetens the deal further. I know the Switch has been chock full of terrific shooters of all kinds, but this clearly shows that there’s still room for more if you’re willing to throw in elements that break away from the typical formula.
Justin Nation, Score:
Nindie Choice! [8.6]