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SOULVARS Review (Switch)

Deck-Building games are my bread and butter, and I love it all the more when a developer pushes to experiment with the gameplay format in new ways. The roguelike deck-builder has become the norm for adapting this style of gameplay, but games like Baten Kaitos and SteamWorld Quest have used its foundations to present more linear, story-driven role-playing experiences. While SOULVARS, the newly-released Switch title from publisher SUEISHA GAMES, might have originally been released as a mobile-only title, it is by no means a quick and dirty port, or a low-effort affair. There’s some strong tactical foundations and expansive customization to be found here, if you can hand wave some of the game’s weaker elements.
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