While I’ve heard people throw praise at these two throwback platformers I’ve never had the chance to check them out until now. Very similar to one another as a whole, with the sequel simply adding a few more elements to improve on the overall quality of the experience, these are pretty straightforward tough platformers that will demand your full attention. I take some issue with the fact that too often some of your obstacles to progress feel like they’re on the cheap side, but that’s all a matter of taste and what you’re looking for I suppose. While perhaps this can make me seem like an old prude I’d actually say I found the game’s dialogue to be a bit on the juvenile and lazy side, throwing around profanity needlessly for its own sake, and in a way that makes it feel like it’s attempting to be cool and “edgy” somehow. Just in general I’d say these weren’t my cup of tea, whether it was shaking my head at some other cheap curse-laden joke being made or a particular section that simply seems to be designed to be brutal without also really having those that are actually fun.
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