While I have nostalgia for old-school looks and experiences I have found that while a return to classic pixel art tends to be met with a sense of fondness early-gen 3D games can be tougher to swallow. While I tried to keep an open mind the muddiness, blurriness, and oversaturated colors in Heart Chain Kitty unfortunately did get in the way of enjoyment. The somewhat primitive nature of the action, while making it more family-friendly perhaps, didn’t do it any favors either. In so many ways this feels like a release from another time, even moreso than the myriad remasters I’ve seen. That’s not to say there can’t be an audience that will enjoy it, just it’s a tough sell in this day and age on multiple levels.
Justin Nation, Score: