The Caligula Effect: Overdose (Switch) Review


Title: The Caligula Effect Overdose
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Developer: Aquria (Vita original)/Historia (PS4 remake)/Engine Software (Switch version)
Publisher: Nippon Ichi Software America
Release Date: March 12th, 2019 (NA)
ROM File Size: 5.3GB
Amazon retail purchase pages: US/UK/JP
eShop purchase and info pages: US/UK/JP

Review copy provided by Nippon Ichi Software America

This is a port of a remake so to speak. The game originated as simply The Caligula Effect on Vita which was localized by Atlus some bit ago. Last year the game was sort of remade for PS4 by a different dev called Historia. The PS4 version was made on Unreal Engine 4 instead (I don’t know what engine the Vita original used), had numerous changes including rewriting the script and changing some things around, and added a female playable character (you could only play as a male in the Vita original). The Switch version is a port of the PS4 version. This port was by Engine Software, a dev well-known by Nintendo fans for a variety of ports.

Engine Software did the Switch ports of games such as Little Nightmares: Complete Edition, Monopoly, Risk, RIVE, Into the Breach, Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas, etc. How does the game and Engine’s port work handle on Switch? Let’s find out!

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