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GF Rating
6.7

7092 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

Good thing you didn't buy it

posted by BoringUser (DUVALL, WA) Dec 12, 2008

Member since Dec 2008

9 out of 10 gamers (90%) found this review helpful

One of the nice things about GameFly is getting to play a game that takes 4 hours to finish without having to lay down $60 for the privilege.

And this is a game you should definitely play, whether you come away loving it or not, because unlike most of the games being released right now it is unique and original and brave.

From its whitewashed look that makes colors all the more vibrant to the way it makes you feel like you inhabit the body of an athletic 90 lb. Asian woman to its cheesy 80s sci-fi synth soundtrack, this game provides an experience I guarantee you have not had before.

Hopefully we will experience something like it again. Hopefully other developers will take away some of the wonderful ideas this game provides and will tie them into a play experience that is actually fun. Because ultimately, that's the problem with this game: It's just not that fun. Quite honestly, the demo was more enjoyable.

For a game that is all about the seamless flow of parkour it's much too difficult. The first two-thrids of the game are spent learning how to play it while it rapidly throws increasingly difficult challenges at you. And the developers knew the game was tough, because dying does little more than take you back to one of the many checkpoints. You may re-tread the same 15 to 30 seconds of gameplay 5 or 10 times just to learn how to do it properly, then move on to the next 15 to 30 seconds of gameplay to face another challenge, over and over. It breaks the flow and the feeling of freedom that made the demo so amazing.

This game should have been longer, it should have had a more shallow difficulty curve, it should have been more fun, but it is a game that is more than worth playing. It's just not a game that's worth paying $60 to own.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Are you ready for an insane ride?

posted by brkvic (CONYERS, GA) Nov 25, 2008

Member since Jul 2008

8 out of 9 gamers (89%) found this review helpful

Well people this game is amazing to say the least. I'm not going to lie it isn't for the quick to quit players. First level is a breeze to learn but toward the end you have to master your movement and puzzle solving skills. definitely separates the men from the boys, women from the girls . Worth your time and if you are ready to stick with it and fight your way through The end is very well written and makes you feel like you did something....I for one am going through again , this time on hard.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

The Right Path

posted by AngelCry13 (PALM SPRINGS, CA) Dec 6, 2008

Member since Jun 2008

5 out of 6 gamers (83%) found this review helpful

This is one of the best i ever played. Even thought it's short, the game make up for different way on playing the game. There is a lot of path you can choose to get to point: A to point: B.

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