Written by  :  Paul Lynn (4)
Written on  :  Nov 15, 2018
Platform  :  Nintendo Switch
Rating  :  2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars
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Summary

The Controls Are Unforgivable

The Good

It's Heavy Barrel! It's a classic. The game is a ton of fun.

The Bad

The problem is the barrel rotation. Instead of pointing the right analog directly where you want to shoot, you use that analog be pressing left or right to rotate the barrel 45 degrees in that direction for each press.

So in other words, you're moving up and pointing up and you wanna shoot the guy coming at you from behind, right? You either press the right analog RIGHT - RIGHT - RIGHT - RIGHT and then shoot or you press it LEFT - LEFT - LEFT - LEFT and then hope he stayed very still for the last few seconds.

I love Heavy Barrel, but they've GOT to fix this crap!

The Bottom Line

It's an awesome game at the arcade, but (as of release day), it's not a good experience on the Switch.