Souldiers is an indie Metroidvania that will be out soon for the Nintendo Switch. The twist for this game is that its “souls like”, meaning that is a really hard game. When Metroidvania meets Souls, what do you get? Let’s find out in our review of Souldiers for the Nintendo Switch!
In Souldiers, a group of knights die and find themselves in the afterlife. The player is then asked to choose a class: Scout, Caster, or Archer. After that, the player must find their way through the land between life and death in order to receive their final reward. This is the set up for Souldiers. The game isn’t too heavy on story though. After the start, the player will find themselves exploring a Metroidvania-like land with occasional story moments. The game is, overall, much more focused on its gameplay than its story.
When the player picks their class, they are picking what the gameplay will be like. Scouts are more combat focused, while Caster’s deals in magic, and Archers, of course, focus on the bow and arrows. The rest of the gameplay involves platforming and puzzles. There are different types of enemies to defeat and plenty of upgrades and new weapons to find. Souldiers is not an easy game though. It can be difficult, even when you choose “easy” mode. But if you are up for a challenge, you may like this game.
Graphics wise, it’s a nice looking game. The environments and characters are very detailed and well designed. There are some framerate issues with the game however. The framerate will slow when saving occasionally and it also happens at random times, which will slow down the gameplay for a moment. Hopefully this issue will be ironed out via patches.
Despite the framerate issues, Souldiers is a great game. If you like Metroidvanias and you are up for a challenge, then you definitely should check out this out this game!
Souldiers get a 8.0 out of 10.
Thanks to Plan of Attack for providing a digital code for this review. Souldiers will be available on the Nintendo Switch eshop on June 2nd, 2022!