Challenging platforming is most definitely a thing, with titles like Celeste and Super Meat Boy leading the way in defining how to do “brutally tough but generally fair” with terrific core mechanics and smart level design. While Glam doesn’t quite reach those same lofty heights, I’ll give credit to it getting at least part of the way there by working a few unique control elements like swinging from your glorious hair into the mix. In terms of the layout of the various stages I’d say it leans a bit further into the cheap side with its abundant spikes in some cases making the area you have to work with a bit lean, especially when trying to judge the momentum and angle coming off of a swing. It includes a multiplayer mode as well that amps up the challenge by adding someone who’ll hopefully pair well with your timing and skills if you’re down for group frustration and success. While it doesn’t quite reach the top tier of games of its kind it’s at least a solid effort and worthwhile for people who don’t mind a bit of gritting their teeth.
Justin Nation, Score: