This pretty unique take on puzzle platforming will challenge you, but you really need to buy into its core mechanic
It’s always a bit refreshing to tackle genres that are familiar, like the puzzle platformer, and mix them up with a different style of play. In the case of Cyjin, the hook is that your movement will only be jumping between surfaces, whether walls, the floor, or the ceiling, giving it a core feel similar to Dandara. While there are undoubtedly similarities in the style of movement, it plays very differently since this isn’t a Metroidvania adventure, it sticks to puzzle platforming instead, which likely helped to keep it in the bounds of a budget-friendly title. The good news is that you’ll continue to acquire and need to get the hang of new skills as you go with will help you deal with more treacherous enemies and situations. The less good news is that if you tire of the core jumping around, or get too frustrated by some of the quirkiness near corners or enemies who sometimes shoot you from off the screen, there’s nothing in the wings further along that’s going to change that. For the price it’s at least a pretty unique experience for those looking to break out of the shackles of the ordinary.
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