Desert Child for Nintendo Switch
Switch

Desert Child

Dec 11, 2018
NA
playscore
To get a playcore, a minimum of 30 gamer ratings and 3 critic reviews are required.

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots

Buy now

About this game

Developer: Oscar Brittain
Content Rating: Mature

Summary

In Desert Child, you are a young and talented hoverbike racer who needs to figure out how you can scrape enough cash together through racing and odd jobs to punch your one-way ticket to the Red Planet to enter the biggest race in the universe, the Grand Prix.

Gamer Reviews

2 Reviews
NA

Aggregate Gamer Reviews

This game has not been reviewed. Be the first to review it!

Critic Reviews

11 Reviews
6.02
James O'ConnorDec 11, 2018
Desert Child has a wonderful sense of style, and there are moments when it clicks. When you jet across the water on your bike firing a shotgun blast that shatters several televisions in front of you, or when you first start to wrap your head around the aesthetic of Mars, the game briefly, but brightly, shines. But Desert Child doesn't quite hang together, and by the end of its very brief runtime the things that seemed exciting just an hour prior have lost most of their luster.
Michael LeriDec 11, 2018
Desert Child is built upon the promise of solid ideas that don’t quite come together. And sadly, they’re so deeply intertwined that a mistake in one aspect of the game critically injures the other part of the game. Hoverbike racing is a neat central mechanic but it wears thin and is stifled by its lack of difficulty and useless upgrades. Planning how and where to spend your limited funds is a creative, relatable mechanic but suffocates under the repetitive racing and the needless upgrades associated with it.
Callum WilliamsDec 18, 2018
There’s no denying Desert Child is a stylish and unique RPG, but beneath its striking facade, it’s simply too hollow to make a mark. The racing is repetitive, the side-activities lack variety and the lack of technical fidelity is too noticeable to avoid, overall, making this bland racer an underwhelming disappointment.

Similar Games