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Despotism 3K Review (Nintendo Switch)

Game: Despotism 3K
Genre: Simulation, Strategy
System: Nintendo Switch (also on PC)
Developer | Publisher: Gameplay First | Konfa Games
Age Rating: EU 16+| US M
Price: USD $10.99| AUS $ 16.50|CAD $ 13.22 | UK £ 9.89| EU € 10,99
Release Date: 30th May 2020

Review code used, with many thanks to Konfa Games

LadiesGamers Despotism 3K

I got to play this, albeit briefly, on the PC last year, and oh ho ho, you should have seen my face when I saw it pop up in the Coming Soon section of the eShop! I’m so happy that I’m getting to play this and review it.


Now, as it says above, this game is a 16 and over age rating, and for a good reason. I mean, take the picture above, it talks about existentialism, something that can, and has, driven people a little loopy. Diving into it has even made me rethink a lot about this life, but that’s another story.

The description of the game is another good indication of the age rating: “Exploit puny humans to extract power and build your own empire! You’ll have to keep track of them to make sure they don’t succumb to exhaustion and hunger… although the weakest ones can always be thrown to the Bioreactor.”


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This is a fast-paced, resource management game, and I still haven’t completed it! Seriously, I’ve been playing it for about a week now, and I haven’t even gotten to the 3rd week yet! The events that pop up at the end of each day, after all the lights beneath the timer are lit up, and you get the lovely nudge to see what event is going to plague your human resources today.

The results of the above can be both beneficial and detrimental. Your humans may become zombies, or get fat, or only breed twins from now on! There is plenty to learn, and find, but be wary! What sounds fantastic may be too good to be true.

Sound and Graphics

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I always find my heart beating quickly after playing Despotism. This is mainly due to the way the music keeps going at a beat which is always (if only slightly) too fast. This makes it impossible to feel relaxed and comfortable while listening. Despite this being the case, the background music remains good and enchanting.

The graphics are good, and you can see everything that the humans are doing, even in the breeding tube, unless you use the censorship label found in the options, which will stick a nice label over the front of the breeding tube, to make it nice and friendly?


I don’t know if I will ever complete this game. Gosh knows how long it’ll take me. All I do know is that no matter how hard this game might be, I am loving it! I don’t think I even care if I can finish the first 25 days, I just want to keep playing. There’s probably some kind of trick to it, but I haven’t found it yet.

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Heck yes, loved it, still love, will continue to love this gem. Challenge, laughter, sometimes disgust and a little bit of schadenfreude too, is wrapped into this package to make a game I can lose myself in, literally!

Final Verdict: Two Thumbs Up!

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