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Paranautical Activity Reviews (Nintendo Switch)

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SwitchJoy (Jun 26, 2018)
It’s abundantly clear that Paranautical Activity attempts to mash together two genres we don’t normally see combined, and its result is a middling one. When all is said and done, the dichotomy between the fast-paced and smooth gunplay and the inconsistent difficulty curve leaves the end product one that is difficult to quantify. Simply put, roguelike fans will find a good challenge in store, but otherwise, Paranautical Activity is a good first-person shooter held back by imbalanced procedural generation.
Way Too Many Games (Jul 07, 2018)
Do you like roguelikes, first-person shooters, Minecraft visuals and rave music? If you like all of those, then Paranautical Activity is a dream come true for you and you should buy it right now. If you like only 3 or less of the above, this game is definitely not for you. Paranautical Activity only caters to a microscopic niche due to its weird design choices. Add in average-at-best controls to the mix and you’ll get a somewhat subpar roguelike experience for the Switch, a console already full of much better choices.
Switch Era (Jul 02, 2018)
If it was a high quality port of a substandard game I might be a little more inclined to like Paranautical Activity as a simple shooter but it's clear that it is nothing more than shovelware. Considering this is a step down from the Wii U version and the PC original, it's kind of a slap in the face to newcomers and familiar players who want to try it out on Switch.