Possibly one of the more unusual titles I’ve played in quite some time, Little Bug mixes together sometimes-tricky platforming, some physics-based elements where you’re slinging yourself around, and an unusual story involving a girl trying to track down the elusive cat spirit she encounters and calls Roadkill. It takes a little while to get into full swing, first having you simply work on jumping and some puzzles, then having you develop the skills needed to sling yourself around. When it hits its full stride and allows you to control both Nyah and her friend the light source who acts as the tether point for her to sling around with the more satisfying play takes effect, maximizing both the versatility and the challenge as you try to optimize the positioning of both characters to try to ensure you’re going to fling yourself in the proper direction with sufficient force. It’s certainly a novel experience, you’ll just need to have some patience working out the controls and nuance of everything since the game doesn’t give you much help up-front to get you going. Worth at least giving a look if you like physics-based challenges in particular.
Justin Nation, Score: