I’ve been looking for a fun space simulator/shooter for the Nintendo Switch for a while, and I had hoped Battle Supremacy Evolution was it. Unfortunately, it is not. Granted, I have not spend a ton of time with the game. Okay, I’ve only spent like 5 minutes with it. However, that is enough for me to know I am going to hate it.
What’s the problem? It’s not the graphics as they are decent. And, it’s not the soundtrack, though there is nothing special about it. So what is it? Simply put, it’s the controls.
The controls on Battle Supremacy Evolution for the Switch are atrocious. They make the game unplayable for me. What’s wrong with the controls, you ask? In a nutshell, everything. First and foremost, the player uses the left stick to move the vehicle, while they use the right stick to target. In theory, this could work, but the execution here leaves me wanting. The controls are not responsive or smooth enough for satisfying game play. I spent my first battle driving in circles as I tried to control the tank as well as target enemies.
One neat feature of the game is your vehicle transforms. You can drive a tank or change into a jet. I had hopes the jet controls would be a little bit better than the ground vehicle. To an extent, they are, but they are still clunky and frustrating. Which is too bad, really, because fuck yeah! I can be a tank or jet and blow shit up!?!? How cool would that be? Super cool, in theory. In execution? Not so much.
Battle Supremacy for the Switch Feels Like a Bad Port
I think this game is a port of a mobile game, which would explain some of the issues I have with it. On the other hand, I would have hoped that the developers would have taken advantage of the system’s capabilities. However, they didn’t, and the game suffers from their shortsightedness.
The game retails for $9.99 on the eShop, but I didn’t pay that. Instead, I used my Nintendo coins, but I wish I had saved them for something better. So now, here I am out a bunch of coins, stuck with a game I don’t like, still in search of a good space shooter. I know Everspace exists, and that’s the game I really want. However, $39.99 seems like a steep price to pay. Maybe one of these days I will.
Have you played Battle Supremacy Evolution for the Switch? What do you think of it? Am I way off in my review? Should I give it more of my precious time? Let me know what you think in the comments. Thanks for reading.