More than 10 years following their last appearance on games consoles, Asterix and Obelix are back and in better shape than ever! Asterix & Obelix XXL 2 on Nintendo Switch is a superb blend of action and adventure for all ages, with a winning combination of comedy and brawling.
But where has Getafix gone? The long-bearded druid has disappeared after betraying his people for Julius Caesar! The Gaulish village is in an uproar! They must find out the truth! Always ready for a fight, Asterix and Obelix are sent to Rome on a mission by their chief Vitalstatistix. There, they find a new amusement park – Las Vegum – built by the famous Roman emperor. To what end? What is Getafix hiding?
This is a pretty standard adventure game, with an Asterix & Obelix skin on top. My brother and I were thinking about the different skins which could go on top, and it’d still work. You are on a forward path, killing enemies and using the abilities of the characters to traverse the landscape. This reminds me of a lot of the old arcade brawler games. I love the writing though and did laugh a lot at the jokes.
Fighting takes up a huge part of the game. You will get locked into an area and have to kill all the enemies before you can continue. This can get a bit stale after a while. It doesn’t feel like a challenge, and the enemy AI isn’t that great.
Overall, Asterix & Obelix XXL 2 on Nintendo Switch is a fun distraction game for a while. But when you start to analyse it and compare it to other games, you will start to notice the flaws. Finally, check out our other gaming reviews. Also, don’t forget to check on our Twitter and Facebook.