[Beyond PlayStation] West of Loathing Review
West of Loathing is a western themed stick figures quirky RPG with a great sense of humor. Learn more about it in hour West of Loathing review!
West of Loathing is a comedic turn-based RPG with hand-drawn stick figure characters in a western theme, presented in a black and white look, with some humorous item description and hilarious dialogue. You play as a character you create, and then go on an adventure to save something from someone for some reason… or whatever. The game is a ton of fun, and you should stop reading this review and buy it right now on Nintendo Switch. Seriously, put this review down and go to the Nintendo Switch eshop or the Nintendo website and buy it.
Still here? OK, then let me tell you a bit more about this great game. You explore an overworld map and select each of the areas to visit, and each location is usually a handful of screens big, and you can interact with NPC, secure items and meat – the game’s currency – as well as take on several fights with the crazy enemies you’ll run into. Everything in this game will get a chuckle out of you, with the weird names, the funny descriptions, and the quirky abilities and items.
Once you start, there is a short tutorial in a starting town with a smaller map that will show you everything there is to learn about the game. How to explore, how to interact with NPC, how to complete quests, leveling up from the XP you receive from battles and from completing quests, using skills and items in battle to help you defeat your enemies, and more.
As you can tell from the game’s trailer and the screenshots in this review, the art style is very minimalist, making it look like something you and your friends might have drawn in your notebooks way back when you were young kids in school. There is some sparse use of color here and there to show hit point bars and stuff, but the overall presentation is with blacks and whites, and it works!
As I mentioned before, the dialogue is very funny and you can tell that a lot of effort went into the writing. There are so many jokes and one-liners in this one that you’ll be chuckling and having a good time from start to finish. The game’s look might be minimalist, but don’t let that fool you into thinking that it doesn’t have a ton of content for you. There’s a huge list of main story quests as well as a lot of side-quests, so you’ll always have something to do.
The turn-based battles are simple and to the point, and you’ll need to make sure to use your melee and long-range attacks as needed to overcome the fact that at the start the odds are against you. Enemies can deal some considerable damage to you and usually attack in groups, so you should always make the most of what you have in your inventory and of the skills you’ve managed to unlock by leveling up.
West of Loathing is a game I highly recommend that you get on Nintendo Switch. It has a lot of content to offer, very funny dialogue and item descriptions, solid gameplay mechanics and a minimalist art style that just works. I had a blast playing this game for my review, and I’m sure you’re going to love playing it at home or on the go.
This West of Loathing review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy by Asymmetric.