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Themes: ActionCoopLocal MultiplayerLocal-coopMultiplayerOnline Co-opOnline MultiplayerSingle-player Indie
Developer: Muse Games
Content Rating: Everyone10+
Do you feel the fire in you? Want to break free from the 9-5? Are you between the ages of 18-85? Then get fired up for the chance of a lifetime! Join the emergency services revolution and become an Embr Respondr™ today! Embr is a frantic fire-fighting (un)Simulator set in a hyper-capitalist, deregulated alt-present where public firefighting funding has run dry, where venture capitalism and e-hailing rule the roost. The Embr Respondr is the last stand in a world ablaze. Expect cross-platform co-op multiplayer for up to four players, supporting player-hosted servers.
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Embr has the potential to be a good time, a slapstick bit of carnage with friends that provides a decent amount of missions to blast through and plenty of unlockables and variations on modes to keep you and your party of first responders busy. However, on Switch this potential goes almost entirely unrealised as the online component of the game is a bust. Get a few Switch-owning friends to set up a match and you may find some fun here but without crossplay, and factoring in a few other gameplay irritations, this one is quite hard to recommend on Nintendo's console.
In a lot of ways, playing Embr felt like playing a very promising early access game that would be worth waiting for the arrival of a polished 1.0 release. The devs even included an easy feedback system for bugs, framerate, controls, and gameplay issues in the main and pause menus. But I can only review the product in hand, which though built on solid foundation, quickly crumbles down.
Embr is admirable as it doubles as both an enjoyable single-player and party game experience, and I can see myself getting a lot of mileage out of its variety of modes. Rushing through burning buildings to rescue helpless clients always felt intense and these moments remained varied with there being a variety of different gear to choose between. It does have some technical issues and its boss encounters can feel tedious, but this is a solid package overall and one of the best outings that we have seen from the genre all year.