Top 5 Best Switch Games of Q1 2018
Celeste is one of the finest platformers to release in recent years, and certainly one of the best games to come out on the Switch in this early part of 2018. It’s is a brutal but rewarding platformer that challenges players to think three steps in timing their jumps and dashes, and it also manages to tell a compelling narrative along the way, too.
Be warned, though, you’re going to die a lot throughout the campaign. Luckily, Celeste has an instant respawn system that has you straight back in the action immediately, and that makes it one of those gaming experiences that’ll have you caught in a “one more try” spiral over and over again.
The platforming is very satisfying and no death feels frustratingly cheap. On the contrary, it’s a skill-based platformer in which every section feels doable as long as you’ve got the talent to pull it off.
Celeste’s 10-hour campaign features a surprisingly engaging story that touches on tough themes like depression and anxiety, woven cleverly into the dynamic between each character. After you’re done, you can get tackle the b-side levels, which are even tougher. There are plenty of collectables for the completionists out there too.