The Swapper Review

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Posted: 4 months ago, last updated 12 weeks ago.

Author: Andy Robertson.

OverviewOverview

The Swapper is a platform-adventure where you explore a damaged space station to collect orbs that open doors into other areas. Unusually, you can clone your character multiple times and then control it to help you solve puzzles and progress in various ways.

The game is set in the future where all natural resources have expired. Seven main planets in space are being used to extract new resources to be used on earth. You play as a scavenger visiting one of the stations that lost signal and crashed among one of the planets, you hear a women on the radio as the plot is slowly revealed to you. There's a dark brooding feel to the game, which reminds us of The Prestige where (film spoilers) being able to create multiple versions of yourself is both useful but horrifying when each one dies.

The game uses this ability to present a wide range of compelling and intriguing puzzles. You not only need to use your power intelligently, but must also work around areas lit by a red light that prevents you from cloning.

DetailsDetails

Rating: PEGI 7+, ESRB EVERYONE 10+

Release Date: 30/05/2013, updated in 2019

Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Xbox One

Genres: Adventure, Narrative and Platform

Developer: @FacePalmGames

 

TipsTips

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 6 hours and 9 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 7 with Mild Violence and Fear.

ESRB EVERYONE 10 with Mild Violence and Mild Language.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

The Wii U has some limited settings, such as disabling rumble and selecting mono audio. Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.


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