Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition Nintendo Switch Review

*Product Received by Developer*

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What is Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition?

Lichtspeer is a arcade throwing light spear throwing indie game developed by Lichthund. It gets inspiration from other “stand still horde wave attack games” (there isn’t any better way to explain this genre of games). You play as a hero equipped with a big light spear and your main goal is to throw them at the waves of oncoming enemies.

 

What makes Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition so great?

One of my issues I have found while playing a lot of these games here on The Gaming Couple, is that a lot of the Switch games have had one of two issues. One, the game attempts to be so serious, but is so goofy. Or the game tries to be goofy but it isn’t funny at all. Lichtspeer balances this perfectly. It has so many Germanic tropes that had me giggling to myself throughout the game. The narrator prefaces several times that “YOU WILL DIE, A LOT! Have fun!”. It takes itself so seriously in a hysterical way. You will find yourself smirking at the remarks the game makes while you are playing. But it doesn’t force it!

What makes Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition NOT so great?

I have yet to find many things wrong with this game except that some portions go on a little too long.

My Conclusion

Honestly, one of the best arcade games we have covered here so far. Well done dev, you all took a simplistic gameplay mechanic and brought some great life to it.

Pros:

  • Hilarious Commentary
  • Fun Gameplay
  • Difficult, Yet Balanced
  • Lovely Art

Cons:

  • Can get repetitive

Score: 8/10