Spookycute haunted house-style walking sim Subway Midnight from PLAYISM, and Bubby Darkstar is ready for you on Nintendo Switch. Check our Subway Midnight review!
Spookycute haunted house-style walking sim Subway Midnight from PLAYISM, and Bubby Darkstar is ready for you on Nintendo Switch. You’ll be exploring a ghost-infested train as Cassandra and Liz, a pair of quirky characters, take on a quirky journey through a quirky location for a quirky experience. It’s a colorful yet creepy journey that manages to stand out on Nintendo’s console. What starts out as your average train quickly morphs into a bizarre location like no other you’ve explored before.
Moving from one train car to the next will allow you to dive into what feels like a new world, with elements that will certainly make you do a double take. This all starts right from the first car, where you’ll notice a very polite ghost phase through one wall to the other, followed by a car that flips you over to the roof, and then a car where you’ll think everything is OK… until some weird, dark liquid starts to pour in from the windows. You know, the usual things you’d expect from a train ride.
Since Subway Midnight is a game of the walking simulator variety, that means that you’ll be using the left analog stick or the D-Pad to move your character through each car in the train, and that’s about it. Until it isn’t. I don’t want to spoil things, but I do want to mention that there will be some changes introduced along the way as you get to experience the craziness and horror vibes of subsequent cars.
Oh, and did I mention there’s a creepy entity chasing after you through the train? Didn’t I? Sorry about that! You need to continue walking onward at all times… because there’s a creepy entity chasing after you through the train! What will happen if it manages to catch up to you? Probably nothing but good things, flowers, rainbows, and candy, correct? I guess you’ll have to play the game to find out!
It’s hard to do a Subway Midnight review without spoiling the whole experience. It’s thanks to its weirdness and the juxtaposition of controlling a 2D character that moves through some very 3D areas with art styles that change and evolve through your journey that the whole thing just works. But it’s also because of its specific story beats – told visually without any dialogue – and the general horror vibe that this one might not be for everyone.
Subway Midnight is definitely an interesting game on Nintendo Switch that is worth checking out. Sure, it’s of the walking simulator variety – for the most part – but it’s a game that has some clever ways of presenting its spookycute haunted house-style horror experience to keep you hooked from start to finish… or should I say starts to finishes? Subway Midnight is out on Nintendo Switch at a $10.99 asking price.
This Subway Midnight review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by PLAYISM.