Thursday, February 01, 2018
"SteamWorld Dig: A Fistful of Dirt" Switch Review
After the other two games in Image and Form International's "SteamWorld" series made such successful debuts on the Switch, it was only natural that the original 2013 game would make a similar impact.
To the surprise of no one and the adulation of many, "SteamWorld Dig: A Fistful of Dirt has made it to Nintendo's new console, and has lost nothing in translation. Purists will appreciate the fact that the game is a straight, no-frills port.
Anyone anticipating upgraded graphics or controls or new content might feel burned, but you can identify with the developer's confidence in the original product, not feeling the need to mess with a good thing.
It's not likely that Switch owners who have played the other two games have yet to experience the original, so this release seems more like fan service for completionists -- perhaps those who ditched their 3DSs and are longing for the comforting thought of having the exploration-based thrills of "A Fistful of Dirt" available whenever they like. To that sector of superfans in particular, this game is quite the find to unearth.
Publisher provided review code.