The arrival of Hell Pie on Nintendo Switch hides a certainty: never being a demon was so much fun —and disgusting—. The Headup Games platform, distributed in Spain by Catness Games, is a title reminiscent of the most bizarre bets in the genre. For this reason, it is impossible to immerse yourself in its premise and not remember proposals such as Conker’s Bad Fur Daythe crazy experience of Rare that conquered the hearts of nintenderos a few decades ago.
However, although it is a fun proposal with many touches of black humor and unforgettable settings, Hell Pie is unable to hit the only aspect that it should comply with on a mandatory basis: its gameplay. Although it is enjoyable and can be a challenge for the most skilled, several technical errors cloud the experience and leave a bittersweet taste in the mouth.
Therefore, if you want to know all the aspects related to the adventure of Nate and his partner Nugget, who we will talk about later, we invite you to read the analysis that we are going to dedicate to Hell Pie. And, before going into the matter, we warn you that things can get really nasty. In the good sense of the word, of course.
The protagonists of Hell Pie are its strong point
The story begins with Nate, the “Demon of Bad Taste.” This one, with a fierce and at the same time kind appearance, is in charge of fulfilling a mission destined for the bravest: make satan’s birthday cake. Suddenly, Nate is plunged into a task that he must complete successfully if he is to please the greatest being in the Underworld. Fortunately for him, however, he will not be alone in this feat.
The devil will have the company of Nuggetan adorable angelic cherub who will be hooked on nate in the most literal sense of the expression. Together with him, the one chosen by Satan will have to go through the 4 corners of the Underworld to find the ingredients that make up a perfect cake. However, what seems like a simple task will be complicated by the different challenges that will be found along the way.
Gameplay designed for the most demanding
Hell Pie comes to Nintendo Switch with the intention of leaving its mark among the multiple platforms present in the system. For this, the Headup Games team is committed to an experience that rewards skilled players and therefore punishes the less experienced. In it, calculating each jump perfectly means the difference between success and failure. And, when you play that game, you have to be aware of the kind of proposal you have in hand.
Unfortunately, Hell Pie isn’t as polished as it should be. Although the team distributed a post-launch patch that fixed certain bugs, the reality is that I ran into a few bugs that tarnished my experience with the game. In its favor, I have to say that these bugs were fewer after the patch, but even said extra work was not able to avoid fps drops causing deaths or failures in the jump recognition that led me to the void.
Beyond these situations, Hell Pie is one of the most charismatic platforms on Nintendo Switch. Its protagonist, Nate, is a talkative demon with a humor that is as aggressive as it is direct. For this reason, it is common to come across dialogues or situations that inevitably arouse a smile. And Nugget, his partner, is so adorable — in his own way — that using him as a hook or a weapon is hilarious.
Thus, the perfect use of the possibilities of these two will be what separates the success of failure. Thanks to Nugget, Nate will be able to reach impossible places, defeat all-powerful enemies and discover all the secrets hidden in Hell Pie’s settings. In addition, he can also change their horns to obtain different skills that enhance specific aspects of the game.
Hell Pie targets a specific Nintendo Switch audience
In summary, Hell Pie is an experience designed for two types of players. On the one hand, the title is aimed directly at lovers of the most aggressive and dark humor; on the other, the proposal seeks to fit in with those platform lovers who will find a different challenge here than others of the genre. Unfortunately, the latter will run into a product with the odd bug that can tarnish the overall Hell Pie experience.
In short, if you are looking for a different proposal with which to enjoy a couple of hours and have a good time, Hell Pie should be one of your candidates on Nintendo Switch. Both docked and portable, the title performs well and knows how to take advantage of the console. Unfortunately, not even its humor, the charisma of its characters or its colorful and curious design is capable of making it stand out in a genre full of better candidates.
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