Tag: 2D Platformers

Freedom Planet Review

No, I don’t Know Why It’s Called Freedom Planet

HIGH Landing a perfect spin dash on a boss.

LOW Cutscenes of this length feel out of place in a game like this.


Ovivo Review

Too Little

HIGH The first time a level pulls back and reveals its full form.

LOW Oh hey, you reversed the controls. How clever, how droll.

WTF I’m being chased by an eel?

Super Gunworld 2 Review

The Return of Johnny Shotgunseed

HIGH Climbing onto a gunhorse for the flappy bird section.

LOW The enemy that knocked me off more plaforms than a Castlevania medusa head.

WTF The trick to beating the final boss is… something else.

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Review

Stunted Beauty

HIGH The most bangin’ hub world theme in the history of hub world themes

LOW So. Much. Backtracking.

WTF “Gracing the fabric of leisure-time and blowing away human kind in a sea of heavy weave 100% cotton comfort”

This Is Not A Review: Shu

Welcome to This Is Not A Review. In these articles we discuss general impressions, ideas and thoughts on any given game, but as the title implies, it’s not a review. Instead, it’s an exercise in offering a quick recommendation (or dismissal) after spending enough time to grasp the ideas and gameplay of a thing without necessarily playing it from A to Z.

The subject of this installment: Shu, developed Coatsink Games and published by Secret Lunch.