Ah, weirdo physics games. Undoubtedly an acquired taste, they do have their moments of laughter and some challenges to offer but it’s one of those subgenres where you really need to be invested in the gag for it to have staying power. In that regard going with something more practical and real-world like gymnastics can cut both ways. It helps that your customized athlete is placed in more ridiculous environments all the time, but there’s a grounded nature to most of what you’re doing, really focusing on trying to do things like coordinate the use of your limbs to increase or decrease momentum that helps it stand apart. That said, by not embracing the more ridiculous like many of its ilk it isn’t as capable of continually pivoting and keeping you more actively entertained with craziness, which is normally helpful (or even vital) to keep you coming back for more to see what’s next. Still, it accomplishes what it set out to do and can have its moments.
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