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Hell Pie

Developer: Sluggerfly

Publisher: Headup Games

  • Price: $24.99
  • Release Date: Sep 1, 2022
  • Number of Players: 1
  • Last on Sale: Mar 29, 2024 [$9.99]
  • Lowest Historic Price: $9.99
  • ESRB Rating: M [Mature]
  • While it has a certain gross-out appeal and offers fun, some more mechanical issues hold it back a bit

    This is a game I originally got to check out as part of one of the Steam Next Fests and it amused me then, and now with some more time with it I’m still a fan, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have its issues. First and foremost is that the game’s hook is really how weird and gross it is, in many ways reminding me of the likes of Conker’s Bad Fur Day way back when. Between the fact that you’re a little demon chained to a chubby little cherub, quite a bit of use of various bodily fluids, and (I kid you not) little Nazi poo dudes you’ll need to deal with it’s obviously not meant to be taken very seriously. Where it falters a bit is that as a 3D platformer at its core mechanically there are some challenges, foremost among them is a sense of depth perception and being able to tell where you are in space. Especially with such a focus on launching yourself into the air, your ability to land on a given platform is decidedly more tricky than I’m used to and whether it’s the fault of the camera or some other factor is hard to say, but positioning was a regular struggle so even with experience it didn’t disappear. Still, if you’re down for something gross, weird, and mostly a good time it delivers a unique flavor on the platform for sure.

    Justin Nation, Score:
    Good [7.8]

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