Maybe it’s just me but this just feels like the year of the skeleton game with a few that have already come out and a few more on the horizon. One positive is that I can’t say any of the others I’ve seen or played are quite like Skully. While not all of the action revolves around you rolling your skull around while trying to avoid falling in the water that will constitute a fair amount of the initial action, and if you want to see the point where things get more fun you’ll need to just get through it. As you progress you’ll have the ability to inhabit a few different forms temporarily that will help you get through obstacles and then eventually puzzles, expanding the game from more simple general platforming to a more satisfying mix of puzzle-solving and jumping that is far more engaging. I’d note the fact that in places the game’s camera can be another obstacle to enjoyment, getting stuck or just not really offering a great view of what you need to do in certain circumstances but with platformers that’s not always much of a surprise, even in bigger titles. All in all if you’ve been looking for a different sort of almost retro-feeling 3D platformer Skully should satisfy, just be ready for periodic spots where it comes up short.
Justin Nation, Score: