The final piece of 2021 coverage from the staff of GameCritics is now here… and in video form!
Author: Daniel Weissenberger
Sadly I’m unable to ethically review Gravitators. I started playing a year ago when it was in beta. I put in more than fifty hours of testing and offered notes copious enough that I wound up with a special thanks in the credits. It’s too bad this can’t be a review, though, because it would be an absurdly positive one.
A Joke 34 Years In The Telling
HIGH The compass gag is an all-time great joke.
LOW A key item disappeared from my inventory and I had to restart the level.
WTF Need Choloroform? Just mix a bottle of Chloro and a bottle of Form!
Irony Is Its Own Reward
HIGH Getting the Three (not-so) Little Pigs Their Just Desserts
LOW The lack of closure on a particular plot point.
WTF That unicorn’s aim sucks.
No Happy Endings Here
HIGH Finding a machinegun just before I ran into an armor-clad behemoth.
LOW Finding out the hard way that it’s possible to drown!
WTF Is that a speaker growing out of a mound of flesh?
The Breast Of Both Worlds
HIGH The main villain’s style is beyond compare.
LOW The lack of danger indicators makes boss fights a slog.
WTF “In this game, we’re ninjas instead of videogame goddesses!”
What Team Are You On?
HIGH Finding the government’s private Stonehenge.
LOW The ending leaves players with more questions than answers.
WTF I thought magic talking swords would be nicer than this.
Exploring The Wide Dead World
HIGH Hearing how baby Skeletons are born.
LOW The rhythm-based minigames.
WTF “Since you’re wearing a deerstalker cap, would you mind solving this murder?”
Older Than Time, Madder Than Hell
HIGH A friendship for the ages.
LOW Trying to wrangle the camera when exploring a house.
WTF The whole last hour of the game.
A Weak Blast From the Past
HIGH Drifting a motorbike around corners as missiles rain down around me.
LOW The boss that spams screen-clearing attacks.
WTF Is that the ship from The Last Starfighter?