“Xel” hit the Nintendo Switch on July 14, 2022, and it’s the perfect game for anyone who loves science fiction or “Zelda”-likes. “Xel” follows Reid, who crash lands on a mysterious planet called XEL and experiences a nasty bout of amnesia. Players must help Reid remember who she is as she explores the vast planet, finding tools and pals along the way. Reid can also travel through time and space, fully taking advantage of the sci-fi themes of the game.
The gameplay is full of puzzles, unique characters, and secrets to uncover. There’s also an in-depth combat system that involves combos, parrying, and gadgets that players can find and upgrade. Of course, there are also dungeons that players will have to explore in the classic top-down format that the “Zelda” series made famous.
Whether you’ve only played “Breath of the Wild” or you’ve played every “Zelda” game on release, “Xel” is the perfect title to try. It will certainly fulfill players’ need for adventure and mystery.