The Final Station is the most recent of the Tiny Build line up of games to come to the Nintendo Switch and its one you may not want to miss. It is a pixel art side scrolling shooter with survival aspects to the gameplay. In a quasi zombie apocalypse you are a train engineer traveling from station to station finding survivors to bring aboard your train to transport them to safer quarters. You must also find supplies while you are out and maintain the trains facilities to keep your passengers fed and healthy.
The game seemed like a 2D Resident Evil with mechanics like being blind to rooms before you opened doors, aiming, and scarcity of bullets. Each station needed a code you must find in the levels and enter into the terminal before the train can depart. You will also find clues and messages throughout the world that hint at what is behind the strange events going on in the world.
The game can be challenging at times due to limited supplies and med kits so you may find yourself retrying certain ares. Or trying to figure out the best way to clear rooms while using the least amount of resources or ammunition as possible. My only technical gripe would be that at certain times some of the items wouldn’t cue up and highlight to interact with, which makes it hard to advance to the next area.
The Only Traitor is an add on to The Final Station that coincides with the story of the original game and is included with the Switch version. It takes away the train simulator portion of the game and instead has you traveling the countryside in a souped up muscle car with only one passenger at a time. Each passenger has stats that can help you with crafting bullets, healing, or conversing with you along the way. When out at stops you must find water, food, and gasoline before moving on to the next area. Armed with a spiked baseball bat you can rely more on melee strikes to defend yourself than in the original game.
Tiny Build is an indi publisher who I am very excited for bringing more and more games to the Switch. With gems like this, Phantom Trigger, and Mr. Shifty already breaking ground for the Tiny Build line up I’m sure plenty of Switch owners are excited to see the releases of more of their titles. Games that are coming soon like Clustertruck, Party Hard, and Hello Neighbor.
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