Tag: Platformer

The King’s Bird Review

Platformasochism

HIGH Wide-open levels offering lots of room to play with momentum.

LOW The most absurd difficulty spike I’ve seen in ages.

WTF Inexplicably dashing straight down into hazards.


Unravel Two Review

Family Ties

HIGH The wonky physics of the first game are gone and the mechanics are a joy.

LOW This wonderful game was instantly forgotten upon release.

WTF I have absolutely no idea what the story was about.


Kero Blaster Review

Amphibious Ops

HIGH A frog with guns and a jetpack… Pretty sure I’ve had this dream a few times.

LOW The run-up to the final boss is a little too long.

WTF I’m still not sure what the story was about.


Pode Review

Catch A Rising Star

HIGH Strong, iterative puzzle design.

LOW The pulled-back perspective frequently leads to missed jumps.

WTF The Rock can teleport by swallowing the Star.


Hollow Knight (Switch) Review

The Carapace Must Hold

HIGH Superb animation, tight controls, wonderful world design.

LOW Some of the bosses are deeply demoralizing.

WTF The world is so open, I went more than 25 hours before finding a *crucial* starting vendor!