Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Asylum Reviews: Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?! [Switch].

Originally on PC and mobile, Holy Potatoes!  A Weapon Shop?! is also now available on Nintendo Switch, and is a fun little game to pass the time.

It's a simulation based game where you, a walking talking potato, run your own little business making and selling weapons such as axes and blades. To begin with, you have a measly share in the company, but as you improve and get the shop more well known, and expand into new territories, you'll find yourself running a fairly successful wee business in no time.

Over 200 weapons are craftable (and therefore sellable) to your potato customers. A variety of different blacksmiths are available to hire in your shop also to assist with things and increase the production of items.

Within your shop, you can also have your very own potato dog which you can name. I played an old MMORPG years ago, and I had a pet husky in it that I called Baby Potato, so it seemed only fitting to commemorate my first real companion in a game to what it actually is... A wee tottie.

Sometimes you have quick little tasks like the one above which can be funny little pop culture references (such as one about Link/Zelda). Making the right choice gives a positive outcome, and whilst I've not gotten a choice wrong yet, I'm tempted to do it just to see what happens!

The art style is cute and fun, and the gameplay is interesting and has an addictive quality that really evokes it's past as a PC/mobile game. Mechanics work well and it kept us interested for the most part. DLC in the form of short quests with Greek Mythological themes kept things fresh, and piqued my interest (being a lover of that genre/theme myself) and added some extra content whilst still keeping the overall cost down, as together the base game and DLC aren't far more than a tenner depending on platform.

In the end, we decided to give Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?! the Collecting Asylum rating of 7/10.

Have you played it? What did you think of it?
Let us know in the comments below!

- V x

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