Posts Tagged ‘Platformer’
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Review: TumbleSeed

by Mazen Abdallahon May 25, 2017
I struggle to define TumbleSeed. I guess I could call it a platformer, but it’s more about balancing than jumping. The basic idea is pretty straightforward; you balance a ball (seed) on top of a screen-wide platform(Vine). What you might be confused about is how it actually works, which I was before playing it. Basically, […]
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Review: Little Nightmares

by Nazih Fareson April 27, 2017
If you’ve played numerous Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios’ games like Little Big Planet, then Tarsier Studios is a name you probably heard. Now after numerous games and DLCs for SIE, this small Swedish independent studio finally release their own in-house project thanks to Bandai Namco: Little Nightmares. A cute puzzle platformer that its mysterious mood […]
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Review: Hollow Knight

by Mazen Abdallahon April 27, 2017
The metroidvania is a time-honored tradition in both mainstream and indie gaming, and there are already quite a few really good ones out there. From the get-go, Hollow Knight seems like it ticks most of the usual boxes. Strange, desolate world? Check. Tiny creature exploring it? Check. Elaborate, hand-drawn graphics? You betcha. So, Hollow Knight […]

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Review: Switch – Or Die Trying

by Mazen Abdallahon April 19, 2017
While we’ll never go back to the NES days where literally every game was a platformer, we’re in a period in gaming where platformers are pretty widespread, thanks to the indie studios. As such, new platformers need to figure out ways to stand out from the crowd. Some do it with level design, some do […]
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Review: Rain World

by Mazen Abdallahon March 27, 2017
As far as settings go, the post-apocalyptic world is a really popular one for games. Besides the aesthetic of decay and the chance to avoid having to use so many colors in their design, I imagine game developers like post-apocalyptic settings because they give them a chance to pit the player against a cruel, dangerous […]
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Review: BOOR

by Febronia Armiaon March 11, 2017
BOOR is a puzzle oriented platformer, that seems to draw inspiration from games like Limbo and Ori & The Blind forest for its environment design and is reminiscent of some of games like Braid in terms of the mechanics. BOOR takes place on Eden, a colony for humans where things seem to be going alright until they […]

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Review: Splasher

by Mazen Abdallahon February 13, 2017
Let’s get one thing straight right off the bat: I absolutely love Rayman Origins. I think it’s probably the greatest platformer ever created. So when I find out that Rayman Origins level designer Claude Romain has made a new platformer, I’m definitely interested in checking it out. Hell, if I found out the guy that […]
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Review: Rise & Shine

by Nazih Fareson January 21, 2017
In my long career as a gaming journalist, is never very pleasant to take time to write about how bad a game is, especially when developers worked hard on it. Take Rise & Shine for example: its interactive cartoon looks inspired, as well as its puzzles based on remote guided projectiles, its phases of sustained action […]
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Review: Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection

by Nazih Fareson November 25, 2016
Earlier this year, Ubisoft announced that it is putting its prized Assassin’s Creed franchise to sleep, breaking a the yearly releases since 2009’s Assassin’s Creed II, but it didn’t mean that this would apply to remastered. And so, after the spin-off Assassin’s Creed Chronicles Trilogy (reviewed on the site), the French publisher decided this time to […]

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Review: Ginger: Beyond the Crystal

by Muhammed Al Bukharyon November 17, 2016
Let’s admit it, as avid gamers we have all spent considerable amount of time working on imaginary settings, realms, characters and stories in our minds, we all dreamed to leave our marks in a world we lived and breathed in for two decades long, sadly the vast majority of us came short or even have […]