[Nintendo Switch] The Legend of Gwen Review

by EdEN, Owner

Can you vanquish the evil in The Legend of Gwen from Flynn’s Arcade and WiwiGames? Then check out our The Legend of Gwen review!

Can you vanquish the evil in The Legend of Gwen from Flynn’s Arcade and WiwiGames? Gwen had just arrived at the school of sorcery, where she aimed to become the best witch ever. Unfortunately, when she was ready to go, everything came to a complete stop because of the evil. It absorbed everything it could from school, and it’s now up to Gwen to find a way to defeat it before it’s too late!

You can control your character with the left analog stick or the D-Pad, jumping and double jumping with the B button. The Y button will be for magic attacks that can be used to defeat enemies or to hit objects. Enemies can also be defeated by jumping on top of them, but this can sometimes prove to be a bit trickier. The L and R buttons can be used to move the camera around so that you can get a better view of things and judge your jumps.

For every stage that you play through, you’ll be tasked with getting Gwen from point A to point B. On top of that, if you want to 100% the game, you will also need to defeat all enemies, collect all yellow stars, and find and open the magical treasure chest that protects the seeds. Some enemies and stars will be along the main path, but a lot of them will require you to take on some segments that are certainly more challenging.

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Stars are needed for you to be able to complete a level, as well as to gain access to that area’s boss fight. Defeating enemies and collecting treasure chests will also open up extra paths to other spots on the hub. Collect three treasure chests, and you can visit the farm, where you can check out how many treasure chests you’ve already opened up and how many you have left. If you collect all of them, something good might happen!

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The Legend of Gwen is a 3D action platforming journey on Nintendo Switch in which you’ll travel through different moons. Stages will have some trickier platforming segments, and there will also be some timed stages that must be completed before the clock reaches zero. Add some large bosses for which you’ll need to learn their movement and attack patterns, and you have a varied indie experience. Do know that the game’s framerate is a bit on the lower side, and this is even more apparent when playing it in Portable or Tabletop Mode or if playing on a Nintendo Switch Lite. The platforming is also a bit on the more challenging side – especially for later levels. The Legend of Gwen is out on Nintendo Switch on February 16 with a $19.99 asking price.

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This The Legend of Gwen review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Flynn’s Arcade.

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