[Nintendo Switch] Dark Burial Review
Dark Burial from Drageus Games is a 2D platformer in which you battle dark forces to protect the land. Check our Dark Burial review!
Dark Burial from Drageus Games is a 2D platformer in which you battle dark forces to protect the land. Over the game’s 18 levels, you’ll be running and jumping as you use your crossbow to defeat skeletons, witches, giant bats, and poisonous spiders, as you shoot an arrow from your crossbow to not only attack enemies but also to use it as a platform to step on so that you can reach higher spots.
You’ll move your character around with the left analog stick, jumping with the B button, and using your mighty crossbow to shoot with the A button. The X button can be used to highlight all useful objects on the screen. You can only have one arrow active at all times, so be careful if you’re standing on top of the arrow and decide to shoot a new one since you could end up falling to your doom! You’ll learn all of the basics during the first level.
A single hit is all it takes to defeat your character, so you need to always keep an eye out for any monsters you might run into, all while you stay away from the always deadly spikes. You’ll be pushing crates to use as platforms or shooting metal cages to move them into the right spot so that you can reach the fire that you must light to clear the stage.
Dark Burial is a challenging, bite-sized 2D platformer with a dark pixel art style and simple gameplay mechanics. You have 15 lives in total to complete the game, and if you mess up and run out of lives, it’s game over, and you must start all over again. The weird physics for each of your character’s jumps will certainly get in the way, but you can adjust to it after some trial and error – and many deaths. Dark Burial is out on Nintendo Switch with a low $3.99 asking price,
This Dark Burial review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Drageus Games.