Story - 68%
Graphics - 80%
Audio - 70%
Gameplay - 68%
Replayability - 75%
When I saw Daemon X Machina originally on the Nintendo Direct stream at E3 I thought that we might be getting a really good Mechwarrior type game…and it is sort off almost there.
The story goes that the moon was torn apart(and with this the world goes into chaos mode) and with the debris that rains down a mysterious material(called Femto) also lands on earth. Everybody that touched it started to get strange powers. As an Outer(one of the persons that was changed by the Femto) you Pilot a mech called a Arsenal and go out to protect the planet from other Mech Mercenaries and A.I. machines called the Immortals.
The game is set in third-person mode when you piloting the mechs, I did find that I was wishing to actually pilot the Mech with a keyboard and mouse as the analog stick on the Switch is a bit too sensitive for me(and this might be only me). The environments are really colourful and bright and the destruction is on a next level. Some of the big bads just dwarfs you and your mech in scale(the one boss is as big as a freaking town!). As you battle other merchs on the field you can scavenge/salvage there mechs for guns, armor and upgrades. This also done on the fly in the battlefield and I think is a cool feature, as most of the other mech type games you can only get to use your salvage parts after battle has ended. As you going around killing swarms of AI Immortals and Mechs you get to listen to some awesome Metal and Rock soundtracks and it really sets the mood for this post-apocalyptic world .
Story wise I feel that the devs tried to put in too much info and stretch it out a bit long. It is still a good story but takes a long while to get their.
Daemon X Machina also support local and Internet based Multiplayer. The missions that you get in multiplayer is similar as the main Solo missions but is a little bit more fun when you playing with your buddies.
Overall I liked the gameplay(even if I suck with the analog stick) and the story is good and also features multiplayer(this will give the game some extended gameplay after release). I can recommend this to any gamer that loves mech games. This is your local mad scientist signing out….
Reviewed on: Nintendo Switch
Release Date: 13.09.2019