While your protagonist can feel a bit chunky in tight spots, this tough platform shooter still plays smoothly overall
While more mainstream and accessible titles are always great to take for a spin, sometimes you may be looking for something that will make you grit your teeth a little, and perhaps ragequit a few times for good measure. If that’s more your speed then Planet Cube: Edge is more than happy to deliver. Not only will you need to be a nimble platforming ninja to get by here, the addition of a shooting element amps up the difficulty a notch further. If the controls weren’t capable, or felt sluggish in any particular way, that would spell death for the title. Thankfully, though I wish your character were a bit less rotund, you’ll most often find that your biggest obstacle to success is merely your ability to execute tough jumps and accurate shots. In particular, in slightly more lengthy and intense boss-style encounters you’re really going to have to be on top of your core skills since any mistake will often require you to start over again. While perhaps not quite as satisfyingly varied and stuffed with secrets as some of its more notable competition, if you’re simply looking for a tough platform shooter that’s not afraid to make you sweat a bit it still delivers the goods, and at a fair price at that.
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