[Nintendo Switch] The Company Man Review

by EdEN, Owner

The Company Man from Forust and Leoful is a colorful 2D action game in which you’re trying to climb the corporate ladder to overthrow your boss. Learn more in our The Company Man review!

The Company Man from Forust and Leoful is a colorful 2D action game in which you’re trying to climb the corporate ladder to overthrow your boss. Why are you going on this particular quest? Because you are demoted to customer service during your first day of the job! You somehow broke the mail sorting machine by activating a lever that Williams, your direct superior, asked you to pull. You’re going to have to defeat – a.k.a. fire – everyone in your path to climb up the corporate ladder to become #1!

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You’ll control your character with the left analog stick or the D-Pad, jumping with the B button, dashing with the A button, and using your melee attack with the Y button. You can use long-range weapons with the X button, as long as you have enough energy for them. Oh, and you can switch between weapons with the L and R buttons. At first, you’ll only have your keyboard for melee attacks, but you’ll find a special character who will give you access to the long-range weapons that use up special energy as its ammo.

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Be sure to drink some coffee whenever possible since this magical elixir will completely heal your wounds while also acting as a checkpoint to save your progress. When you run out of health points, you’ll be brought back to the last coffee machine you drank from so that you can give it another go. It’s a long way to the top since you’ll start at customer service, move up to human resources, then accounting, enter R&D, move to marketing, and go up to sales & legal before you can finally have a shot at the big cheese in the CEO suite.

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Defeat enemies and bosses, and you’ll collect coins. You can also find some large coins hidden here and there if you look closely at your surroundings. You can use these to purchase some special coffee at the overpriced coffee shop in the office building. Doing this will reward you with boosts to your overall health, make it possible to recover health every time you fire someone, increase your energy, increase energy recovery speed, or make it possible to destroy small projectiles with melee attacks.

At the end of each level, you’ll go up against the head of the division. You’ll have to use everything you’ve learned up to that point, as you pay attention to the boss so that you can learn more about its movement and attack patterns. Knowing when to dodge and when to go all-in and unleash a flurry of hits will be the difference between climbing up one more rung or being sent back to the coffee machine so that you can learn from your mistakes and give it another go.

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The Company Man is a fun 2D action platformer with a gorgeous hand-painted look for its locations and the characters you’ll meet, who are gracefully animated as you do whatever it takes to fire each and every one of them on your quest to become the CEO. The Company Man is out on Nintendo Switch with a $19.99 asking price.

This The Company Man review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Leoful.

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