Check out my hands on/thoughts of Aztech: Forgotten Gods.
I recently got my hands on a review code for Aztech: Forgotten Gods for the Nintendo Switch. I believe Aztech: Forgotten Gods was shown off on one of the Indie Direct presentation Nintendo does a few times a year. That being said, check out below my hands-on and thoughts video for Aztech: Forgotten Gods. I would like to thank the developers at Lienzo for the review code. There were things to like about Aztech: Forgotten Gods like the writing for Achtli and her mother. It really feels like they care for eachother and that she is a young woman, both in mind and spirit. The boss fights are crazy large and graphically, are some of the cooler boss fights on the Switch. However, the flight mechanic is rough to get used to as it's really hard sometimes to see where you're going as well as where you're going to land. A command to drop to the ground right away would have made flight so much better. I really wanted to like the "race" missions but those were just not fun to play as if you got a little behind, it was over. In flight, it was hard to get your sense of direction, thus making it really tough to race something.
The game does have some graphical issues such as clipping through the ground a lot, getting stuck on buildings when there is no reason to get stuck. Minor things like that and cut-scene issues could be fixed with a minor patch down the road. The same could be said with music, or the lack of music. The boss battles, the start screen, and the tutorial playthrough have pretty good tunes so I don't understand why the rest of the game barely has any music to speak of. It's a shame as the music the game does have is pretty good to listen to as the heavy metal plays into the ancient gods theme nicely. You have the chance to change up Achtli's appearance by stopping in the store and salon to purchase new clothes and hair styles. There is also a skill tree where you can spend currence to buy upgrades for Achtli. The customization in the game is very easy to use but you'll need to find currency in the town to buy them. There are missions in the game like attacking enemy hordes to gain money as well as other methods to find money in town. It's these reasons that I'm giving Aztech:forgotten Gods for the Nintendo Switch a 6/10. The game does a great job in certain spots like the appearances of giant bosses and character development but miss in certain areas like flying and combat.