[Beyond PlayStation] Milkmaid of the Milky Way Review
Milkmaid of the Milky Way is a retro pixel point and click adventure game out on Nintendo Switch. Learn more about it in our Milkmaid of the Milky Way review!
I can remember the release of Milkmaid of the Milky Way a few years ago, and now we get to play it on the Nintendo Switch. The game starts on a remote farm miles away from civilization in 1920’s Norway. In the beginning, you are given a simple task to get things going: make cheese and butter by using the milk from the cows. In order to milk the cows, you need to collect a few things to get that process going, so that you can solve a puzzle here and there. After you’re done with these objectives, things take an interesting turn story-wise, hence the name of the game!
After a while, you will figure out there is more to this adventure than simply solving a farming puzzle or two. The twist will start during one night when a golden spaceship decides it would be fun to kidnap one of your cows! This leads the way to you trying to rescue your cow, and that sets the rest of the story into motion. Milkmaid of the Milky Way pays homage of old-school point and click adventure games, which means there is no handholding in this one, so you’ll have to figure out things on your own. Your inventory is clearly visible at the bottom of the screen, and there won’t be that many items to collect at any given time, so that helps to ease things up a bit.
There is going to be some backtracking here and there, which is to be expected of a point and click game. You’ll find an item in one spot, and have to remember where you could make good use of it. The good news is that this is a condensed point and click adventure experience, so there are only a few locations to visit, with all of the items ready for you to collect them to solve the puzzles you need to progress further in the story.
You can take this adventure for a spin and play it from start to finish in an afternoon, or at a slow and steady pace over a weekend with small chunks of gameplay as you find some free time. Being able to play it using the Joy-Con when playing with the console in Docked mode, or taking advantage of the Nintendo Switch’s touchscreen to point at things and click on them with your finger.
Milkmaid of the Milky Way is a fun and charming point and click adventure that is a good time on Nintendo Switch. This one is going to last you a handful of hours depending on your experience with the genre, which is great for a $5.99 game. My only real complaint was that at the start of the game the cursor speed was a little too fast when using the analog stick on Nintendo Switch Joy-Con. The good news is that you can change the cursor’s sensitivity in the options menu, which is great since you can configure it just right to find the best way for you to control the game. Other than, this is an easy one to recommend on Nintendo Switch.
This Milkmaid of the Milky Way review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Machineboy.