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Game Review #162: RemiLore: Lost Girl in the Lands of Lore (Nintendo Switch)

Reviewer: Chad M.

Developer: REMIMORY, Pixellore Inc.

Publisher: Nicalis, Inc.

Category: Action, Adventure, Multiplayer 

Release Date: 02.26.2019

Price (at time of review): $39.99 (Digital & Physical)

Buy RemiLore: Lost Girl in the Lands of Lore from the Nintendo eShop here.

Buy RemiLore: Lost Girl in the Lands of Lore from Amazon here.

Judging A Magical Book By The Cover

With the eShop growing more each week I love seeing what new things the developers have in store for us. However, there are a few developers and publishers that when I hear them mentioned I immediately become interested knowing their solid reputation. One of those publishers is Nicalis, as they continue to publish solid titles one after another and are also a publisher that supports physical media in a digital age. So when I saw that they not only had a new title coming, but that it was also a new IP and dropping day one on all platforms, I was thrilled to give it a spin to see if their hot streak stays intact. 

Schoolgirls’ Study Time Gets Wild

RemiLore is an action hack’n’slash RPG with “rouge-lite” elements and anime-styled art. You play as Remi, an ordinary high school girl who has awakened Lore, a talking book who is a self-proclaimed “master” of magic. Together, they are mistakenly thrust into the magical world of Ragnoah, which has been overtaken by nefarious mech-monsters. Remi and Lore must journey together and find their way back home. As Remi you question if you can trust the mischievous magic book. But you have to work together to survive using a plethora of different weapons and powerful magic as your tools to make it back to the portal home. 

It’s Tough Fighting Monsters In A Miniskirt

The controls are fairly straightforward as there are two buttons you can use for hacking and slashing - one being vertical and the other horizontal - and they can be mixed in a number of combos to effectively take out the mech-monsters. There is a button you can use to dash away from oncoming attacks and projectiles, but you have to keep an eye on your stamina meter. The length of Remi’s dashes depends on how hard you press the button and she only has three dashes when fully loaded. Lore provides some help by laying down cover fire and the fourth button can access a magical ability that Lore assists with. You have to look for blue vials to restore the magic, and you need to find red vials to restore HP. Depending on which weapon you have equipped this will determine what magical ability Lore lends to you. 

Each main world has four stages, and each stage has 3-5 mini level-like dungeons within which you are given a letter grade. At the end of the level each score is combined to give you a final score. Depending on how you do you get chests of goodies. I love me some loot and there are a lot of goodies to be had. You get desserts (donuts, cupcakes, etc.) when you defeat monsters that can be used like coins to buy weapons and potions and level up your stats to give it that slight RPG feel. 

This Book Is Gonna Get Us In Trouble

The combat felt like Devil May Cry lite as you can dash around using swords (amongst 200+ other weapons), slashing and bashing enemies into scrap and bolts. The back and forth banter between Remi and Lore is pretty great as it not only breaks up the waves of fighting to give some character to the journey, but it can be funny and informative at times. The four main worlds you play through represent each season (summer, winter, spring, and fall) in their look and layout. There is the main story mode (my favorite), arcade - which is basically the same but without the story - and a co-op mode that is fun to play couch co-op with a friend, as well as a new game+ to be unlocked. There are a ton of unlockable, alternate costumes you can change into so you’re fashionable while battling monsters.

The soundtrack is top notch as you can tell it was crafted with a lot of love to make the music feel as magical as the world Remi is stuck in. On top of the triple-A soundtrack the voice over work is also done fantastically well and fits all the characters perfectly. The art of the game and the visuals are very pleasing to look at with beautiful bright colors and an anime style that lends its self well to the game. 

It’s A Wrap

My time with RemiLore was a lot of fun. The back and forth dialogue had me laughing. The hack’n’slash combat was breezy and fun. My personal favorite element was the storyline, as I feel a lot went into this and it really shows all the way through. RemiLore is a title I’d recommend picking up as I’ll be grabbing the physical copy myself, but either physical or digital is a solid purchase. Good to see the people over at Nicalis still have that magical touch and I can’t wait to see the goodies inside of the physical copy and I also can’t wait to explore the world of Ragnoah again.

Score: 8.5/10

Buy RemiLore: Lost Girl in the Lands of Lore from the Nintendo eShop here.

Buy RemiLore: Lost Girl in the Lands of Lore from Amazon here.




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