Windbound Nintendo Switch Review

Windbound

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7.0/10

In Windbound on Nintendo Switch, you are Shipwrecked alone on an uncharted island. You must explore, adapt and navigate the land and perilous seas to stay alive. As Kara, you are a warrior, caught at sea in a fierce storm, adrift from your tribe. Thrown from your boat, at the mercy of the turbulent waters, you are tossed on to the shores of the Forbidden Islands, a mysterious paradise.

Windbound Nintendo Switch Review

With no boat, no food or tools, just the will and skill to survive, uncover this beautiful island’s rich resources. Craft tools and weapons to hunt and defend yourself against nature itself with its wild and fantastical creatures. Whilst exploring further islands and the scattered ruins across their lands, secrets of the past and glimpses of the future are revealed. Unravel the mystery behind them all and you may find more than just your way home.

Embark on a personal journey and discover the history of the idyllic Forbidden Islands; each holding the key to a mystery and unexpected revelations. Head towards the horizon, advancing across the islands, each with their diverse wildlife, landscapes and challenges to face.

Windbound Nintendo Switch Review

Scavenge the islands’ untamed terrain for resources that you can use to craft a full range of tools and weapons to hunt wildlife and upgrade your boat. You must set sail when resources become scarce. Your boat is your key companion on this journey, carefully craft your custom sailing vessel to take on the treacherous waters, traversing from one island to the next. Design your boat to battle tempestuous winds, monstrous waves, and deadly sea creatures.

Windbound Nintendo Switch Review

This is by far the best survival game on the Switch I’ve played until now. This isn’t a game that can be rushed, everything has to be handled carefully. You have to manage stamina and health, as the items that will boost them will go bad over time. So you can’t have a ton of cooked meat and sail to an island, as the meat will go bad.

The crafting system is really easy to use, and recipes are unlocked as soon as you grab a new ingredient or interact with a new resource. Inventory management is an important aspect of the game, but you will find ways to improve the storage options. I found the game almost forced me to choose what to carry for exploration, and what to leave behind with your boat.

Windbound Nintendo Switch Review

The first thing to do is to build a boat to sail to different islands. Sailing feels realistic, and you have to consider the direction of the wind, loosen or tighten the sail to make it work as you wish.

Areas are procedurally generated, and between each chapter, you will have the possibility to buy a blessing. These blessings will be active even after you die. For example, if you activate an Unbreakable Bow blessing, you will have the chance to respawn with that valuable bow. this makes the next attempt a bit easier.

Windbound Nintendo Switch Review

Overall, Windbound on Nintendo Switch is not a Zelda clone it promotes itself to be. There is space for improvement but what you will get now is a majestic, peaceful and challenging game. Finally, check out our site for other reviews. Also, don’t forget to connect with the Jabba Reviews team on Facebook or Twitter.

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