A Monster's Expedition | Nintendo Switch Review
Updated: Nov 19, 2021
A Monster's Expedition is a very relaxing little indie puzzle game developed and published by Draknek (& Friends). I say little, but there is quite a lot of game here for your money, and it all looks and feels so chilled and relaxed. The game was initially released on Windows PC back in September 2020 and now finds a new home on the Nintendo Switch, with it being released on August 5th. And for my review I was playing handheld on the Nintendo Switch.
The game is laid out with small islands, each one having a little puzzle to solve. You have on each island some trees, which can be chopped down to provide a platform to get to other islands. It's not just as easy as chopping and throwing down the platforms though, as there are some great little puzzles to be worked out before you can proceed. Also on the islands you will come across exhibits, like in a museum. But this is a museum for monsters! And your little monster, complete with backpack, has a journey ahead of him. I found the game to be so chilled and relaxed, and if you are looking for a puzzler like this, that you can just pick up and play either for a short spell or to occupy a few hours with, then it would be worth giving A Monster's Expedition a go. It's a perfect little game to play with a coffee and your feet up.
The controls in the game are straightforward and easy to use, thumbsticks for movement and camera, A to interact, B to go back a step, and X to reset the current island. Settings in the menu are for text size and language, camera options, music and in-game audio, and for vibration settings. The game auto saves and you can reload or delete your save in the load menu. You can also track your stats there by checking how many islands and exhibits that you have discovered. Included with the Nintendo Switch version is the latest update, which adds over 100 additional islands for you to explore and play as well as adding new exhibits.
A Monster's Expedition really is a great little indie puzzler. It is chilled and relaxed and very easy to get into, with an abundance of islands in the game for you to explore and puzzles to solve, as you help your little monster discover all about humans, through his island hopping museum. It looks great, it plays great, and it is another game that I would recommend. It is suitable for all ages, and is very much a pick up and play game, ideally suited to the Switch.
g1a5w3g1an's Rating: 4 felled trees out of 5.
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Many thanks to Future Friends Games for the Review Key.