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Content Rating: Everyone10+
An all-star cast of heroes has gathered to test their mettle in Crystal Crisis, a cute and chaotic new color-matching combat game for Nintendo Switch. Crystal Crisis is presented like a one-on-one fighting game, but instead of pressing buttons to kick and punch, players arrange falling gems into matching colors to clear them from the screen and inflict damage on their opponents. It's the ultimate puzzle battle throwdown! Introducing the ultimate puzzle-fighting throwdown on Nintendo Switch featuring playable characters from Cave Story, The Binding of Isaac, Tezuka Productions, Code of Princess EX, 1001 Spikes, and more. The Launch Edition includes a full-color instruction booklet and bonus goodies to be revealed later.
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Playing in multiplayer is where Crystal Crisis and similar games surely do flourish, but the CPU AI can give even the most hardened player a run for their money on the higher difficulties. As far as the gameplay visuals are concerned, I personally would have preferred a 2D style riding off the bright and flat art design used for Blade Strangers. Yet despite clearly being created under a stricter budget than most, the 3D models and stage design have plenty of character despite the eyes being fixed mostly on the action in the playing grid.
Outside of those pesky load times, it's hard to find fault with Crystal Crisis. This is just a well-made game, a genuinely fun puzzler that challenges players to imagine new strategies with every character they try. And with memory mode beckoning me to play again and again, I don't imagine I'll be taking up any of the other Switch puzzle games for a long, long time.
Save Tetris and Puyo Pop for when you want to wind down before bedtime. Crystal Crisis is as intense as puzzle gaming gets and has sparked new life into a genre not known for surprises. From the heart-pumping puzzle action to the full-fledged story mode and a roster that screams âfan service,â it would be a crime to call Crystal Crisis anything less than an absolute diamond.