Tag: Platformer

Ronin Review

Sharp As Hell

HIGH Killing a guard by recalling my sword in mid-air.

LOW Failing to see a ceiling I could grapple for way, way too long.

WTF No checkpoints in the final level?


Rain World

Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall

HIGH Finally finding the character I’d spent the game searching for.

LOW Dying ten times in a row because it’s not super clear how drowning works.

WTF I think my tutorial robot is fantasizing about killing me. Huh.


This Is Not A Review: Snake Pass

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: Snake Pass available for PC and PS4 and developed/published by Sumo Digital.


Clustertruck Review

All Trucks Go To Hell

Clustertruck

HIGH Flying through three sets of gears to just barely reach the goal sign.

LOW Failing a level because the trucks couldn’t make it to the end.

WTF Wait – this game has a boss? How?


Monochroma Review

Monochroma

HIGH Finally getting a glimpse of the lushness in the heart of darkness.

LOW Dying over and over against a boss with awful attack flagging.

WTF The puzzle that bugged out because of crane malfunction.


Mighty No. 9 Review

A Failure of Epic Proportions

MN9

HIGH The hunt for Mighty No. 8.

LOW Falling onto spikes that were obscured by a text box.

WTF How did the idea of facechecking enemies to kill them even get off the drawing board?