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Unicorn Overlord Review

Nintendo Switch by Vanillaware and Atlus/Sega

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Unicorn Overlord: A Tactical Masterpiece

Unicorn Overlord has been praised for its deep and rewarding gameplay. Players on Reddit have compared it to a mix of Fire Emblem and Ogre Battle, with one user stating, "It really feels like a mix of Fire Emblem and Ogre Battle, and I love every single part of it". The game's combat system, which involves planning ahead and reacting quickly, has been described as meticulously designed and captivating. The tactical depth of the game is further enhanced by the variety of units and classes available, each with their unique abilities and roles in battle. However, some players have noted that the game's narrative doesn't quite match up to the quality of its gameplay. Despite this, the overall consensus is that the gameplay of Unicorn Overlord is exceptional, earning it a score of 9 out of 10.

Graphics 8

The game's graphics have been lauded for their beauty and smooth performance on the Switch. One Reddit user described Unicorn Overlord as "a marvel in terms of cleanliness and fluidity" on the Nintendo Switch. The game's art style, which combines traditional fantasy elements with a unique, vibrant color palette, has been praised for its originality and aesthetic appeal. However, some players have pointed out that the recruitable characters are slightly different versions of the generic models. Despite these minor criticisms, the graphics of Unicorn Overlord are highly regarded, earning it a score of 8 out of 10.

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Storyline 7

While the storyline of Unicorn Overlord has been described as a bit generic, the surrounding cast of over 60 unique characters has been praised. Players have noted that the narrative elements of the game have been buoyed by excellent voice acting and writing. However, some players have expressed a desire for more character depth and a less predictable story. Despite these criticisms, the storyline of Unicorn Overlord is solid, earning it a score of 7 out of 10.

Multiplayer - N/A

There is no information available about the multiplayer aspect of Unicorn Overlord based on the Reddit player feedback.

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Issues 8

While Unicorn Overlord has been generally well-received, some players have reported issues with the game. Some players have noted that the game's combat can become stale due to repetitiveness. However, these issues do not seem to significantly detract from the overall enjoyment of the game. The developers have been responsive to player feedback, regularly releasing patches to address reported issues. This commitment to improving the game post-release has been appreciated by the player community, earning it a score of 8 out of 10 for handling issues.

Conclusion 8

Unicorn Overlord is a tactical RPG that delivers a deep and rewarding gameplay experience, beautiful graphics, and a cast of unique characters. While the storyline may be a bit generic and some gameplay elements can become repetitive, the game's strengths far outweigh its weaknesses. Based on player feedback, Unicorn Overlord earns an overall score of 8 out of 10. The game stands as a testament to the potential of the tactical RPG genre, offering a rich and immersive experience that is sure to satisfy fans of the genre.

Player Quotes

"It really feels like a mix of Fire Emblem and Ogre Battle, and I love every single part of it".

"Unicorn Overlord is beautiful. The artworks are amazing, the animations are cool and it runs very smoothly on the Switch".

"The sheer joy of leading your army to victory through nothing but clever planning is hard to overstate".

"The writing of the characters is straight to the point, in a few sentences you understand why they help you, who they are, so you know right now if you like them or not".

"The combat plays like Ogre Battle, we all know that. But the tactics you can setup makes it all deeper".

"The game eases you into the scale of fights as well as the sheer amount of systems you have to engage with through the opening couple of hours".

"Unicorn Overlord is a tactical role-playing game in which players take on the role of exiled prince Alain as he leads the Liberation Army in a campaign across the fantasy realm of Fevrith".

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Please note that this review is based on the feedback and sentiments of players on various Reddit threads and does not represent the views of all players.