REVIEW – Trüberbrook

Are you ready to go on a confusing but beautiful sci-fi adventure on your Nintendo Switch? That’s exactly what Trüberbrook will give you, as long as you can figure out the controls.

You play Hans Tannhauser, a scientist who is traveling to Europe in the late sixties. You land in a remote German village called Trüberbrook, thinking you’re going to have a nice vacation, but soon realize there is a mystery to solve.

The game does an excellent job of creating a great atmosphere. The graphics are quite dark sometimes, but they are beautiful. The music and sound effects offer exactly what you would expect for such an adventure. And the voice-acting is spot-on throughout the game.

The story itself is certainly intriguing. I did find myself wondering what is going on in this little village and how I would solve its mysteries. Unfortunately, I got hung up quite a bit on the controls. They are not very intuitive at all. And some simple things that are almost commonplace now, like pressing the B button to go back in a menu, were not there. 

The game is basically a point-and-click adventure with a main character you can move around. I would have loved for touch-screen control, but it was also not present. This left me to interact with each screen using the analog sticks and buttons, which created more of a mystery than the one I was trying to solve.

Honestly, I really like the concept of this game, and I think the storyline is something that would appeal to many gamers. However, the less than average control scheme will probably frustrate many players before they even get halfway through the game. For a game that has so much going for it, I hate to say that I cannot recommend it unless the controls are updated or fixed to create a more enjoyable experience.

GAME: Trüberbrook
PLATFORM: Nintendo Switch
PUBLISHER: Headup Games
ESRB: T for Teen (Mild Violence, Suggestive Themes, Use of Alcohol and Tobacco)
MSRP: $29.99 US
OBTAINED: Code provided by developer/publisher for press purposes 

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