West of Loathing

Publisher: Asymmetric
Developer: Asymmetric
Release Date (US): 2018-05-31
Site Ranking: #9
Type: Turn-based RPG (#2)
Tags / Compare to: 2D, Cartoon, Puzzle
Game File Size: 232MB
Players: 1 Player
Game Length (Avg): 8 hours ($1.38 / hour)
Length & cost per hour are subjective to play style
Series: Loathing
eShop: eShop Page
Website: Official Website
Twitter / Hashtag: @asym
Reddit: Reddit Community
ESRB: T
Views: 2616 (1 today)
OpenCritic Score: 85.4 (Based on Switch Reviews)
Updated Monday July 2, 2018 10:08:52 AM:
Added game length, dev website and twitter

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West of Loathing is a slapstick comedy stick-figure Wild West adventure role-playing game. How’s that for a genre? The hilarious game, full of puzzles, quests and turn-based combat, launches on Nintendo Switch as a console exclusive this spring.
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West of Loathing Review by ReallyPassionateGamer
Posted on July 16, 2018 (1292 Views)


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[Beyond PlayStation] West of Loathing Review via PS4Blog.net

West of Loathing is a charming and very fun turn-based RPG on Nintendo Switch that you should download today. The funny writing, simple but solid gameplay mechanics, and the long list of locations you can explore more than make this one worth your time and money. You'll spend 12+ hours playing this one to see everything the game has to offer, which is great for its $11 price point.

90
West Of Loathing Review: The Wild Bunch via GameSpot

Humor courses through West of Loathing's veins, making every minute of this RPG/adventure hybrid a delight.

80
West of Loathing via Digital Chumps

Imagine a Western where scouring the American frontier is as urgent as calculating the severity of a hat. This balance sustains West of Loathing's mixture of zealous role-playing and profuse outpouring of absurdity. It's proof that capable writing can not only texture eccentric maneuvers in design and presentation, but also prevail as a primary attraction. West of Loathing celebrates Western ambience and revels in disciplined goofiness.

90
West of Loathing (Switch) Review via NintendoWorldReport

Treating this game like a super-serious RPG is the wrong way to go about it, as that's where the holes start to emerge, whether it's the middling combat or the mildly annoying quest and item management troubles. This is a comedy, pure and simple, and thankfully it's one that's clever and funny in a way that makes up for any lesser gameplay segments. It's a great chaser between the ample supply of serious games out there, especially if you have Stupid Walking turned on.

80
West of Loathing review for Nintendo Switch - Nintendo Enthusiast via Nintendo Enthusiast

West of Loathing is a great value for its price and definitely entertaining for what it is. Unfortunately, the actual mechanics lack a lot of depth that keep it from being an experience for everyone. A deep RPG experience this is not. However, if you're looking for a few hours to kill on a game with funny writing and creative environments, this one is for you.

80


Comments

RPGreRuns
July 1, 2018 05:25:32 PM
I heard nothing but great things on the writing in this game. Will be picking this just to pass time before Octopath comes out!
Jeremy Rice
June 30, 2018 08:32:50 PM
I keep hearing great things about this one. Can’t wait to pick it up.
McWhoopass
June 30, 2018 02:41:29 PM
Whoa, I used to play Kingdom of Loathing all the time at work (er…on my lunch break?). I loved the humor and gameplay. Might have to get this just to support them.
1 Likes
willrun4fun
June 12, 2018 02:13:20 PM
Such a great funny game. I have just gotten a couple of hours in but can't wait to get back to it.
3 Likes
Kamisama420
March 23, 2018 02:50:11 AM
Kingdom of Loathing.
A classic.
If you haven't played it, go ahead and do so now (look it up in Google, it'll pop right on top).
If you aren't into this kind of humor, you might not be appealed to this game either, but as far as I'm concerned, Kingdom of Loathing was a great game, and I am looking forward to this one too.
4 Likes
Manaricelle
March 22, 2018 08:54:34 AM
Didn't make the connection that this is made by the Kingdom of Loathing folks. Now I might have to get this!
3 Likes
rlcooper83
March 21, 2018 09:00:40 AM
@Damyck i have read it varies between 7-15 depending on play style
3 Likes
Damyck
March 21, 2018 06:18:42 AM
You know how long is this game??
3 Likes
kattiara
March 20, 2018 07:02:01 PM
Played a bunch of this on Steam when it came out last year, and am really excited that it's coming to Switch! Great sense of humor and definitely a game that rewards you for poking around and trying to figure things out.
5 Likes
Meatballsub
March 20, 2018 12:32:30 PM
Love the look of this game. Reminds me of Suits: A Business RPG on Steam!
4 Likes
Captain Vulgar
March 20, 2018 12:26:03 PM
I'm super excited for this! May not be day one, but it's definitely going to be a pick up.
3 Likes

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