'SUPERHOT' transitions smoothly to Switch

'SUPERHOT' transitions smoothly to Switch

When it comes to first-person shooters, there really aren’t too many choices on the Nintendo Switch. Thankfully, SUPERHOT is here to help.

But this slowdown puzzle shooter is a far cry from your Far Crys and Call of Duty games, opting instead for open-ended action that gives the player a sense of control and impact not really seen anywhere else in the genre.

Originally released in 2016 for PC, SUPERHOT quickly gained a following as a unique style of game, one that would soon make its way to each of the current generation consoles and a handful of virtual reality headsets.

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And sure, VR may be the definitive way to play the game now, the Switch is no slouch when it comes to showing off just what this game is about. Plus, why wouldn’t you want a portable SUPERHOT?

Thankfully, performance doesn’t suffer too much from the transition to the Switch, and the game runs wonderfully in handheld mode, even if the control scheme leaves a bit to be desired with regard to comfortability and tactility. But that’s really why you’re playing this version of SUPERHOT, right? To have it on the go?

If you’re looking for the prettiest, most stylish take on the game, then the PS4 or Xbox One or PC cousins of SUPERHOT are certainly the better option.

And sure, it may be a couple of years late to arrive, but it’s a nice reminder that years on, no one has really managed to capture exactly what SUPERHOT has to offer, blending the dream-like action of The Matrix with a corridor shooter. Each level is a puzzle to be solved, and that can be done in a number of ways. And each movement or tick or throw in SUPERHOT makes the player feel like they’re a top-billed action hero.

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If you haven’t experience SUPERHOT yet, this is the perfect way to dip your toes in. Then, of course, you’ll have to try it in VR. Seriously, it makes it that much better.

SUPERHOT is now available on Nintendo Switch. A review copy was provided by the publisher.



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