Tag: Platformer

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!


Subaeria Review

Repeatedly Wrecked By Ruthless Robots

HIGH Finally figuring out the attack patterns and beating the first boss

LOW dying over and over, only to start from the very beginning of the game every time

WTF Why is Styx sending herself messages?


Fox N Forests Review

Romp In The Woods

HIGH The boss battles at the end of each season.

LOW Unlocking the bonus stages is far from rewarding.

WTF Some enemies reappear after death, but others don’t?


Castle Of Heart Review

A Knight In Corroded Armor

HIGH The storybook intro and outro are rather nice.

LOW The controls are atrocious.

WTF A classic-style, side-scrolling platformer that only controls with the analog stick?


Celeste Review

Mountaintop Makepeace

HIGH The final leg of the climb is pretty great, and the ending satisfies.

LOW Overthinking solutions and working harder than necessary.

WTF You said the strawberries had no purpose! Liars!!


Dandara Review

Historical (Science) Fiction

HIGH Dandara’s world is a joy to explore.

LOW The final battle is disappointingly anticlimactic.

WTF I still don’t fully understand what Salt is.