Undoubtedly novel, and likely fun for a party atmosphere, calibration challenges and quirkiness limit its long-term appeal
Since I’m a sucker for all manner of weirdness when it comes to games, how could I resist a title that you control by using a roll of toilet paper you move back and forth on a flat board to avoid all manner of TP-killing traps? The setup is pretty simple and ingenious, with you playing your right JoyCon inside a roll of toilet paper, securing it with a few pieces of tissue the best you can. The game seems to recommend a pretty wide piece of cardboard to use as your surface but I went with a sheet pan for the benefit of having edges to try to keep my toilet paper from going flying (though it still did). Now, there are definitely challenges with these novel controls. Your first enemy would be a roll that’s too full, since that will either increase the width needed to reach the ends of your potential movement or force you to make things very sensitive which has its own problems. Second, you’re going to spend some time learning to recalibrate from drops or simply trying to get everything right. Third, if your roll isn’t perfectly round it will make the controls tougher. The thing is, if you clear this gauntlet of potential issues there is some fun to be had here, especially if you have other people around to point and laugh at your struggles. Pro tip: Simply using your hand to roll the paper on a flat surface makes life much easier.
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