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Tumbleweed Destiny Switch Review

PlatformNintendo Switch
Release Date1/5/2023
PublisherKimdori Soft
ESRB RatingE

In Tumbleweed Destiny, you are a tumbleweed that you tumble around a map, and that’s about it. There are a few things to do on this map, like running into cacti a few times to destroy them, but you mostly just speed a long. While you tumble, you earn TP, which you can use to augment things like unlocking auto-tumble, or increasing the TP earn rate.

In the above screen shoot, you see a rocket, which takes 7000 TP to blast off. I assume that’s your ultimate goal in Tumbleweed Destiny. You see the cactus. You also see the health bar of a monster that you can kill. You will also note the player list. Yes, this game is online if you so choose.

A weed chilling behind a stood in the sole building you can go into.

I don’t really understand why this game is online. Your interaction is limited to emojis. I guess they want you to work towards blasting off in the rocket, but nobody does. Instead you are just weeds tumbling around a spartan desert map hitting cacti. It is really not that engaging.

The marketing blurb goes:

Why do tumbleweeds tumble?
Where are the best tumbling fields?
What lies beyond the tumbled…?

“Hey, do you want to tumble with me?

The developers seem to think they made a philosophical game about tumbleweeds. They really just made a game when you roll around hitting cacti, If Tumbleweed Destiny sounds interesting to you, by all means tumble away. I just didn’t find it all that interesting.

Overall: Tumbleweed Destiny is a pretentious game where you roll about a map hitting cacti. It’s as boring as it sounds.

Verdict: YMMV

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