Beautiful Desolation is a game where some of the aliens are lies and the world has ended because of them. Are you up to the challenge?
Tell me if you’ve heard this one before. Two brothers, one joins the military and has some issues adjusting to civilian life. The other brother has no patience for him. Aliens show up and essentially end the world. Beautiful Desolation markets itself as a Post-Apocalyptic adventure but if you look past the rendering and the aliens it really is a story about mending family relationships.
Controls though feel clunky when accessing the interface and doesn’t give much in ways of tutorial resulting in controls that simply don’t make any sense. The only exception is the A button performs as I would expect but the rest of your controls are simply not intuitive. The Brotherhood Games team has crafted a gorgeous world where not everything is as it seems. This game features some of the best graphics I’ve seen on the Switch to date, especially during the cinematics. Some of the alien aesthetic looks like it was taken from the Dead Space franchise and makes me want to dig in deeper to see if that is the only similarity or if there is more. Dead Space remains to be one of the greatest games I’ve ever played. If there are more similarities then this game will be worth digging into deeper.