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by SalsumHawkeye
on March 15th 2019, 10:57 am
 
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Topic: Review: Almost There (Switch)
Replies: 7
Views: 163

Review: Almost There (Switch)


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Are We There Yet?

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Almost There is a simple little game developed by Bony Yousuf and published by The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild, but is it worth sinking the hours into?



Game Mechanics:
In Almost There, there is only a straight play mode which consists of three worlds with fifty levels apiece. There is no story, multiplayer, etc. Just a straight forward select a level and play. There is absolutely nothing wrong with Almost There being this way, it just would have helped the game to have another mode to allow players to mix it up to lessen the stress the game creates. Almost There is very difficult, and to achieve three stars on some of the levels just seems inhuman at times but they are indeed achievable. However, it might take hundreds of tries before the player can streamline their movements enough to perfect a level.

Almost There is addicting due to its difficulty and the wish to perfect it, but it is a very frustrating and stressful addiction. The only other thing to say about the content part of the game is that it feels like more of a mobile game for a phone. That isn’t a “bad” thing, it just feels a little lacking for a console game.



Technical Bits:

Visuals: The graphics are fine, but the level construction is a little rough around the edges. It is not immediately noticeable if one is totally engulfed in the gameplay. Plus, the character is simple but cool. It’s a little cube that has a red ribbon around it to where it kind of looks like a ninja cube. There is also a red trail left by the cube as it moves which is a nice little touch.

Audio: The audio is also ok. The sound effects fit, but the background music is an issue. There are only three different “songs” in the whole game and they only change from world to world. This means that in one world of 50 levels the player must listen to the same song over and over as they try to complete the world. And the song is only 10-second clip on loop. It is ok for a bit, but over time the background music gets annoying.

Controls: The controls are easy to pick up on after testing the buttons on the joy-cons, but there is a problem with them. If the player tries to use the analog stick for movement, the input for it cuts out sometimes. If the stick is pushed to the left, there is a chance that it will move the character left for a moment and then stop. This makes the analogs almost unusable and almost forces the player to use the d-pad for movement which is highly disappointing.

Completion: I am not going to give an estimation of completion time because this is a kind of game everyone would take at their own pace.



Bottom-Line: This game is rough around the edges with control issues and just being hard in general. It is probably not worth playing unless you're into this genre of games. We give Just There for the Nintendo Switch a bad to below average level of recommendation.

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Score: ★★★½☆☆☆☆☆☆ 3.5/10

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#Review #BonyYousuf #QuantumAstrophysicistsGuild #Platformer #Physics #Switch #eShop #PS4 #PSN

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by Towafan7
on March 13th 2019, 7:19 pm
 
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Topic: Review: Coqui The Game (Wii U eShop)
Replies: 9
Views: 157

Review: Coqui The Game (Wii U eShop)


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Sinking Like A Dead Frog...

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Developed and published by Alberto Roman, Coqui The Game is a unique platformer for sure, but is extremely low quality in many ways, but how bad can this game be, you say? Continue reading our review to find out!



The gameplay is well it's a bizarre platformer with a heavy emphasis on jumping, but its mechanics are so stiff and incredibly poorly implemented it makes the game extremely frustrating to play. We honestly had an extremely difficult time forcing ourselves to play the game in its entirety due to its overwhelming issues.

The controls are among the most flawed aspects of the game, sometimes they're so stiff you'll struggle moving your frog while others it'll suddenly feel like you're slipping across ice with a layer of oil on top for extra slickness, to be frank this game has the worst controls we've ever seen in a platformer.



The audio-visual presentation doesn't fare much better with colorful yet hideous level backgrounds and equally ugly characters and enemies and if that wasn't bad enough, the soundtrack is so horrendously annoying that you'll want to rip your ears off to end your suffering, no seriously it is THAT bad.

Bottom-Line: With unique gameplay...who're we kidding Coqui The Game for the Wii U is a seriously flawed game in almost every conceivable way and has the worst soundtrack we've ever heard hands-down and as such we give the game a terrible level of recommendation.

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Score: ★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ 2/10

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#Review #AlbertoRoman #WiiU #eShop #Platformer #Bad

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by Towafan7
on February 17th 2019, 11:31 am
 
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Topic: Review: The Liar Princess And The Blind Prince (PS4 Retail)
Replies: 21
Views: 453

Review: The Liar Princess And The Blind Prince (PS4 Retail)


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Lying Has Never Been So Fun!

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Developed by Nippon Ichi Software and published by NIS America, The Liar Princess And The Blind Prince is a heartfelt tale about a wolf with a beautiful voice and a prince who is accidentally blinded by the wolf and their journey to restore his eyesight! Continue reading our review to find out why we highly recommend the game to all PS4 and Switch owners!



The story is most certainly the strong point of the game and is absolutely amazing! The storybook style storytelling is gorgeous, will the script is touching and at times, enchanting! The downside is the game is quite short so you'll likely wish there was more content, but what is there in-terms of story is nearly flawless!

The gameplay is the weak-point, but is still solid. Basically it's a puzzle-based platformer and its mechanics are excellent, though there isn't a whole lot of variety between the various stages which holds the game back from getting a perfect score. The game can easily be beaten in a few hours and there are a couple of different endings which adds a bit of replay value to the game.



The controls in the game are pretty easy to learn and are quite simple to master to be quite honest, and while the platforming aspects are for the most part exceptionally easy, the puzzle elements can be quite sadistic at times so expect some mind-bending puzzles that might leave you scratching your head for a spell or two.

The audio-visual presentation is nothing short of amazing, whether it's the storybook cutscenes, the gorgeous artistic backgrounds in the stages, the superbly detailed characters and enemies, or the amazing soundtrack, it's top-tier stuff and is nearly perfect!



Bottom-Line: With an amazing story, solid gameplay, excellent controls, and a nearly flawless audio-visual presentation, The Liar Princess and The Blind Prince is a great game that is worth looking into if you're an owner of a PS4 or Nintendo Switch the only downside is that the game is quite short. Anyways we give The Liar Princess and The Blind Prince a good to great level of recommendation!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★½☆ 8.5/10

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#Review NipponIchiSoftware #NISA #PS4 #Switch #Retail #Platformer #Puzzler #StoryDriven #Atmospheric

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by Towafan7
on January 8th 2019, 10:24 am
 
Search in: PS4 PSN Reviews
Topic: Review: Battle Princess Madelyn (PS4 PSN)
Replies: 20
Views: 803

Review: Battle Princess Madelyn (PS4 PSN)


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Battle Princesses Rock!

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Developed by Causal Bit Games and published by PR Hound, Battle Princess Madelyn is an action-platformer similar to classics such as Ghosts and Goblins, however there is so much more to the game than pure inspiration from the classics of yesteryear, but is that enough to recommend this game? We think so and here's why:



There are two noteworthy modes in Battle Princess Madelyn, one is the Story mode which is a Metroidvania style mode that is absolutely amazing, but has some flaws such as a fair bit of backtracking and not having a map which really makes it hard to navigate the world. But overall is a solid mode.

The second is arcade mode and it plays like an updated version of Ghosts 'n Goblins complete with power-up's, the ability to double-jump, and challenging gameplay, luckily it is a fair bit easier than the original Ghosts 'n Goblins while it is quite challenging with enough effort and time most players should eventually beat the game! Oh and the controls are easy to learn as well which certainly is a good thing!



The 32-bit visuals in Battle Princess Madelyn are amazing, while it does harken back to the classics, its level of detail, and fluid animation really give the game a level of polish rarely seen in an indie title, while the soundtrack is superb and fits the game like a glove! Overall the audio-visual presentation is flawless in our opinions!



Bottom-Line: With excellent gameplay, multiple enjoyable gameplay modes, easy to learn controls, and a simply breathtaking audio-visual presentation, Battle Princess Madelyn is a platforming game that no PS4 owner should miss out on, while there are a few minor gripes, the game earns a great level of recommendation from us!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★★½ 9.5/10

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#Review #PRHound #CasualBitGames #MetroidVania #Platformer #PS4 #PSN #Switch #eShop

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by Towafan7
on August 12th 2018, 10:05 pm
 
Search in: PS4 PSN Reviews
Topic: Review: Shantae ½ Genie Hero: Ultimate Edition (PS4 PSN) {2018 Indie Game of Fame Award Winner}
Replies: 18
Views: 1061

Review: Shantae ½ Genie Hero: Ultimate Edition (PS4 PSN) {2018 Indie Game of Fame Award Winner}


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Half Genie Legend!

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Developed and published by WayForward Games Shantae ½ Genie Hero is the latest title in the long-running Shantae series, which is a top-tier platforming series with some Metroidvania elements, but how does this adventure stack-up to the rest? Continue reading our review to find out!



The gameplay in Shantae ½ Genie Hero is quite a bit closer to a traditional platformer compared to its previous entries which were more akin to Metroid or Castlevania, though a few of those elements such as upgrades and transformations remain. As usual you attack enemies with your hair whip, and transformations which return from the very first Shantae title, allow Shantae to reach previously impossible to reach places.

The game does seem a bit shorter than a typical Shantae title, but it makes up for it with various modes that completely change the way the game plays, such as The Mighty Switch Force mode where you must utilize switch blocks to travers courses while collecting criminals and shooting enemies. You can also kill enemies by launching them into your TV screen with the switch blocks, but be careful not to do that to Shantae now. Other fantastic modes include the fast-paced Ninja mode which allows Shantae to scale walls, slash enemies to ribbons, ans use throwing weapons. Then there's the Friends Till The End and Risky Boots campaigns which shed more light into the main game's story. There are many more modes than the one's that we mentioned and best of all, they all have a unique storyline which really adds to the replayability of the game!

The controls in Shantae ½ Genie Hero are intuitive and easy to learn while the difficulty varies greatly depending on the mode you choose. The audio-visual presentation is superb as the characters and world are lush and detailed with gorgeous use of colors while the voice acting "what little there is" and the soundtrack are flawless and fit the game perfectly.



Bottom-Line:

With incredible gameplay, a ton of different modes offering an insane amount of replayability, flawless controls, and a superb audio-visual presentation Shantae ½ Genie Hero is an amazing game that is nearly perfect in every way and as such, not only do we give it a perfect score, but we're also awarding Shantae ½ Genie Hero our 2018 Indie Game of Fame Award which means that we think that it is the best indie released since August 2017!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★★★ 10/10

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#Review #WayForward #Kickstarter #Shantae #Platformer #PS4 #WiiU #Switch #PSN #eShop

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by Towafan7
on May 12th 2018, 10:46 am
 
Search in: PS4 PSN Reviews
Topic: Review: Devious Dungeon (PS4 PSN)
Replies: 12
Views: 718

Review: Devious Dungeon (PS4 PSN)


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Roguelike Funlike!

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Developed and published by Ratalaika Games, Devious Dungeon is an action-platformer with some roguelike elements that had a lot of potential, but does the game live up to that potential? Not really, but it's still a fairly solid game and here's why:



Devious Dungeon's gameplay formula is relatively simple, find a key to the next floor of each stage and exit all while trying to survive, every few floors will have a rest area with a shop and a healer to heal your health for a nominal fee. Once you've progressed a bit you will take on the area's boss which is much more challenging than any normal enemy in the game and will require at least a bit of strategy to defeat.

The floors have a bit of random generation, however the number of layouts are pretty limited so expect some repetition. The difficulty level is somewhat easy and the game's platinum trophy is a cinch to earn and can even be earned twice courtesy of the Vita version which is included via crossbuy making this a perfect game to farm gold, silver, and platinum trophies for your Sony Rewards account!



The controls in Devious Dungeon are easy to learn and almost as easy to master. You'll hear no complaints from us in this regard. The audio-visual presentation is also quite solid with decent retro-style graphics and a soundtrack that is solid albeit fairly forgettable.



Bottom-line:

With solid gameplay, intuitive controls, and a decent audio-visual presentation, Devious Dungeon is a decent budget title that most people should get a fair bit of enjoyment out of, however the game fails to live up to its potential which is a shame as the game could have been fantastic if only it had a bit more depth to it. Regardless we give Devious Dungeon a decent to solid level of recommendation!

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Score: ★★★★★★½☆☆☆ 6.5/10

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by Towafan7
on June 19th 2016, 7:58 pm
 
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Topic: E3: Exile's End Is Heading To The Wii U eShop!
Replies: 3
Views: 948

E3: Exile's End Is Heading To The Wii U eShop!


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Being Exiled Has Never Been So Good!

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XSEED Games has announced that they're bringing Magnetic Realms Studios' Metroidvania-style action-adventure title Exile's End to the Wii U eShop later this year!

Inspired by classic cinematic platformers such as Another World which was remastered and released on the Wii U eShop, Exile's End will provide players with a deep retro-style story unlike anything we have seen in quite some time! Anyways what do you think about this announcement? Be sure to check-out the trailer and as always feel free to leave us your thoughts in our comment section below!

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by Towafan7
on February 1st 2016, 8:19 pm
 
Search in: Latest Nintendo News
Topic: Breaking News: Oddworld New 'n' Tasty Is Finally Hitting The North American Wii U eShop On February 11th!
Replies: 4
Views: 658

Breaking News: Oddworld New 'n' Tasty Is Finally Hitting The North American Wii U eShop On February 11th!


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Platforming Has Never Been So Tasty!

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It's been a longtime coming, but the wait is nearly over as Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty has been listed on Nintendo of America's official website with a release date of February 11th! The game will be priced at $14.99!

Are you looking forward to this excellent looking upcoming platforming title? Will you be downloading the game when it hits the North American Wii U eShop next week? Be sure to watch the trailer and feel free to leave us a comment below!



Source: Nintendo.

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#WiiU #eShop #Platformer #Oddworld

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by Towafan7
on January 26th 2016, 11:16 am
 
Search in: WiiWareWave Exclusive Features
Topic: Developer's Interview: Our Discussion With Rainy Night Creations Regarding Their Upcoming Title FreezeMe!
Replies: 10
Views: 1294

Developer's Interview: Our Discussion With Rainy Night Creations Regarding Their Upcoming Title FreezeMe!


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Top Secret Information Regarding FreezeMe Is Revealed!

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FreezeMe is an upcoming 3D platformer that will be hitting the Wii U eShop next week so we decided to contact the developer of the game, Rainy Night Creations to find out more about their upcoming title! Here's the interview in its entirety:



Interview wrote:Hello! Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to answer our questions!

[RNC]:

Hello WiiWareWave! Thanks for the interview!



What games inspired you to develop FreezeMe?

[RNC]:

Mainly Super Mario 64 and Banjo Kazooie.
But there are a lot of my favorite childhood games there, like Zelda OOT, Spyro, Crash Bandicoot, etc…

Some people say it looks more to Galaxy than 64, there is certainly a faux gravity mechanic in some places inspired by the aforementioned title, but when you play the game you will see the differences.



How does the freezing mechanic work in FreezeMe?

[RNC]:

The main character has a special camera, you can aim at anything that moves within a range and Freeze it for a short period of time.

The way of Freezing the objects depends on the controller you are using you can tap on the Wii U Gamepad, Aim with the Wii Remote or use the right bumper on the Wii U Pro Controller.

The freezing is needed to overcome some obstacles or resolves some puzzles. But you can also use it to make platforming easier if some cases.



How much content in-terms of stages/worlds and collectibles does FreezeMe possess?

[RNC]:

There are 4 main worlds + 6 challenge levels + the HUB.

You have to collect 40 Golden Cubes and 80 Green Coins.

There are also 14 Salamanders that are not required to finish the game but will unlock some cool stuff after completion.



How long did it take your team to develop FreezeMe?

[RNC]:

I´m a solo developer, this took a bit more than 3 years of my life.



What made you decide to develop a 3D platformer?

[RNC]:

There are a many games that left me a mark when I was teenager, but mainly two, Metal Gear Solid 1 PSX and Super Mario 64.

I always wanted to develop something similar to those games, and well this time I went for Mario.



What is your favorite aspect of FreezeMe?

[RNC]:

The size of the worlds. That was the thing that impressed me the most when I got to play Mario 64 for the first time, the feeling of roaming around in a big and colorful world.



When can we expect the game to be released in AUS/NZ, EU, and JP?

[RNC]:

For AUS/NZ, EU as soon as I get the ratings from PEGI, USK and ACB. That´s beyond me at this stage and I don´t have any specific dates. Hope it happens soon.

For JP is a little bit trickier, we are not allowed to publish for Wii U JP unless you are a established company there, and I am not, so I would have to go through a publisher. Let´s see how it goes.



Thanks for answering our questions! Hopefully we'll have the opportunity to interview you again in the future!

[RNC]:

Thank you for making this happen and take care!



Take care!




What did you think of our interview with Rainy Night Creations? Will you be downloading FreezeMe for the Wii U when it hits the eShop next week? Be sure to let us know in our comments section below!

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#WiiU #eShop #3D #Platformer #RainyNightCreations #Interview

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by Towafan7
on January 25th 2016, 1:36 pm
 
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Topic: eShop: FreezeMe Hits The North American Wii U eShop On February 4th!
Replies: 1
Views: 558

eShop: FreezeMe Hits The North American Wii U eShop On February 4th!


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Picture Perfect!

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Rainy Night Creations has confirmed via social media that their upcoming 3D Platformer FreezeMe will be hitting the North American Wii U eShop on February 4th! The game will launch with a discounted price of $9.99 and will then increase to $13.99 thereafter.

Are you looking forward to this upcoming Wii U eShop title? As always, let us know in our comments section below!

Source: Nintendo Everything.

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#WiiU #eShop #3D #Platformer #Indie #RainyNightCreations

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by Gamergy
on January 21st 2016, 9:06 pm
 
Search in: Latest Nintendo News
Topic: eShop: FreezeME "approved for release" on Wii U + new trailer
Replies: 5
Views: 721

eShop: FreezeME "approved for release" on Wii U + new trailer


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Freeze for this trailer!

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While FreezeME has been released for PC recently, the Wii U port was still not out yet. You'll only wait a little bit longer though, as the developer has said on Twitter than FreezeME has been "Approved for release" and has released a new trailer for the Wii U version, check it out above!

Are you getting FreezeME? Does it look interesting? Join the discussion below!

Source from Nintendo Everything

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#WiiU #eShop #FreezeMe #3D #Platformer #Nindie

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