Review: Vaccine (Nintendo Switch)

Find a vaccine for your infected friend before the time runs out, but be aware – your friend will relapse sooner or later and you will have to find a new vaccine in a new, randomly rebuilt house.

Pros:

  • PlayStation 1 looking graphics.
  • 308MB Download size.
  • CRT effects option.
  • Resident Evil clone inspired gameplay.
  • Set camera angles.
  • Tank controls.
  • Chilling soundtrack.
  • You have 30 minutes to find a vaccine for your friend.
  • Pick ups flash.
  • Weapons-Knife, Shotgun, Pistol.
  • Earn EXP by killing zombies, Rats, Bats and anything else that moves. You get EXP for opening doors.
  • Rooms and pick ups randomize every game.
  • Level up to increase your stats like health, Stamina etc.
  • Atmospheric.
  • Feels and plays just like Resident Evil.
  • Tons of replay ability.
  • Once it clicks it is a great game with some excellent moments.
  • Best mission time displayed for each character.
  • Two characters to choose from, A guy or woman and both have different base stats.
  • Supports TV and handheld.
  • Scattered notes for clues or back story.
  • Detailed rooms.
  • Timer is front and centre.
  • Every time you play you learn something new.
  • You can run, Dodge and unlock new abilities as you level particular stats.
  • The game follows the Resident Evil graphics formula, Static detailed locations and the bulk of the actual graphics are for the creatures and characters.

Cons:

  • Tank controls are hard to get used to after all this time.
  • Awkward camera angles.
  • No tutorial.
  • Only one difficulty.
  • Combat is a bit off at times, Always take a huge hit regardless of what you do.
  • UI is a bit clumsy and you never really know where you are especially when in a rush.
  • Cannot see off screen enemies.
  • No map.
  • Skimpy on medkits.
  • Enemy strength varies.
  • Bad NRG ruins a run before it starts.
  • Hard to line up shots/attacks.
  • No notification of leveling up.
  • No save points.
  • Only one control scheme.

 

 

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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