Solid old-school 3D platforming with variety, and at a super-cheap budget price? What a bargain!
It’s always a good week when unknown budget titles show up and prove that terrific games can be made with smaller teams who are just dialed in to how to construct a compelling experience. Lunistice is one such title, and while initially you may find its pretty dated look to be a letdown you’ll soon be too engaged with some well-constructed stages to jump through to care quite so much. Lunistice, in general, keeps things pretty simple and possibly even casual when it comes to enemies, many of which you can choose to avoid, and taking them out usually isn’t too tough. What will challenge you are the jumping challenges, particularly if you’re obsessed with hitting every side path to explore every route and pick up everything you can. I will say that the controls aren’t quite as tight as I’d like, and that in particular it’s a wee bit harder to come to a stop once you land than usual, but it’s at least something you can quickly learn to compensate for so it is by no means a crippling problem. On a few levels there’s no question this low-budget platformer serves up a no-frills experience, but thankfully the focus has been in all of the right spots, making this easy to recommend if you’re itching to do some platforming for what amounts to pocket change.
Justin Nation, Score:
Nindie Choice! [8.0]