While not a bad challenging budget platformer, the control scheme and feel unfortunately leave something to be desired
Though the price for Velocity Noodle may be more on the humble side, that doesn’t mean it gets a free pass when it comes to its weaknesses. At its core it’s a challenging platformer, where you’ll need to master the moves you do have in order to clear levels as quickly and efficiently as you can manage while avoiding quite a number of different ways to die. Aside from it feeling a bit pulled out in terms of the view (less ideal for handheld gaming overall) my main issue is with the way the controls are arranged. While you can get used to them it doesn’t feel like they were well thought out, especially since I tended to feel a bit finger tied trying to execute a series of moves to get to where I needed to go. Removing the issues it’s a decently tough platformer, but with the bar for the subgenre on the Switch being so high this feels a bit middling at best overall.
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