WarParty on the Nintendo Switch is an old school RTS where players must gather resources to unlock new buildings, units and upgrades, with the goal of destroying all their opponents’ bases. Players can also control a powerful chieftain that they can shape by selecting talents when they expand their settlement.
These talents also offer new units or bonuses that can change the way players play. Resources are limited however and the player will need to step out of his base to gather precious resources required for more powerful units, or capture and hold shrines that slowly give them power points used to summon powerful abilities that can turn the tide of battle. They will have to be careful, however, as wild dinosaurs and other tribes roam the map.
Warparty Nintendo Switch Trailer
Controls make or break an RTS, and unfortunately for me, it’s broken. If they utilised the touchscreen I think it would be a massive improvement. I was unable to select individual villagers, as the sticks aren’t as precise as a mouse. Touchscreen controls and RTS go hand in hand. So for me, it feels like a missed opportunity.
There are a couple of single-player modes you can play. But no online multiplayer, another massively missed opportunity.
Warparty feels like a great idea. An RTS game on a handheld touchscreen console. But with the graphics being washed out, and the controls being fiddly. This feels like a missed opportunity, which could have been more fun then it was. Finally, check out our other gaming reviews.