Nintendo Switch’s “Heaven’s Machine” is an intriguing adventure game developed by KOG Japan and published by NTT Solmare, that is sure to captivate players from start to finish. As with any video game, “Heaven’s Machine” has its strengths and weaknesses which this review will discuss. First, it should be noted that the title has a distinct visual style and digital music score that have been praised by many fans in the gaming community. Second, its story is engaging and can provide hours of exciting playthroughs. Lastly, while there are some minor issues with the gameplay mechanics and presentation, these do not detract significantly from one’s overall experience.
Visual Style & Music
The aesthetic of “Heaven’s Machine” is quite captivating and stands out among other titles on Nintendo Switch. Its design consists of a mix of 3D terrain and 2D sprite art to give players an interesting blend of perspectives as they progress throughout their journey. The vibrant colors used for characters and backgrounds are expertly chosen so as to enhance thematic elements in the story. Additionally, the digital music score adds a unique flavor to each stage that complements the overall atmosphere of each moment.
In terms of critical reception, “Heaven’s Machine” has been praised for its visuals and sound design with IGN awarding it an 8/10 citing “[the] art style…as well as [the] excellent soundtrack rounding off an ambitious package with plenty of replay value”.
Story & Setting
“Heaven’s Machine” centers around a group of three unlikely heroes—a world-weary monk-like figure named Shanky, a mischievous cat creature called Teeka, and