While the emphasis in platformers in the past generation, especially when they’ve been 2D, has more often than not been on difficulty it’s nice to see a game like Sockventure throw itself into the ring. While I’m not saying that there’s a complete lack of challenges to be had in it, for the most part you are able to pick your battles in the game and that means that less experienced players are much more likely to have some successes, gain some confidence, and simply enjoy themselves more with this than a typical outing in the genre. There’s no doubt it has a sort of odd style to it, with you periodically finding new socks to wear and look silly in. I wouldn’t say that the stages are necessarily easy but on a general level they do tend to be fair, in part by never seeming to run on too long and more often than not the challenge comes from having the proper plan to succeed rather than it always coming down to quick fingers or crazy luck. If you’re a somewhat less skilled platforming fan or have been looking for something reasonably accessible for your kids Sockventure has a great and polished modern (though simple) look and demands a level of skill more in line with classic 2D platformers from older generations. Even the more hard core set should find it enjoyable since there are many optional challenges that crank up the difficulty a bit, but on the whole this should be a platformer just about anyone could have reasonable success with.
Justin Nation, Score:
Nindie Choice! [8.0]