We tend to think that platformers are at their best when they're forgiving in the beginning but tougher than our Nan's steaks by the finale. New Super Lucky's Tale never progresses to the point where it poses any significant challenge, but it makes up for it with bags of charm and a campaign that's short enough to never wear out its welcome.
The game is broken up into hub worlds that you can wander around either looking for secrets or to find a portal to one of the self-contained levels that make up the meat of the game. These levels come in different flavours: there's classic 2D platforming, endless runners, puzzles, and open 3D areas for you to explore, collect coins, and hit things with your tail - settle down, this is a children's game.
Anyway, we're by no means the World Heavyweight Champions of platform games and we barely died or were left scratching our heads, but just taking part was an entirely pleasant experience that we really quite enjoyed. There are occasional moments of wonder and inspiration here, some smartly designed levels, and a scene involving farmer worms having a hoedown that will likely crack even the stoniest of faces into a grin.
New Super Lucky's Tale is the sort of game that gives you a nostalgic feeling even though you've never played it before. It's like a Sunday afternoon movie, the kind that provides enough smiles and action to entertain but won't ever require you to engage your brain in a manner that would ruin your lazy weekend. It's a delightful, jolly, collectathon platformer, and if it keeps your kids off Fortnite for a day or two then you can't say fairer than that.
Played it on Gamepass, funny to think that this is the game they had to launch the One X. Good review, it feels very much like what a PS1 platformer would be like if made today and its fun and cute but if you've had a Nintendo console in the last 25 years then you've probably played much better in the genre
Seems fairly decent so far, if a little on the easy side. I'd probably like it a lot more if I hadn't just finished playing through Spyro Reignited Trilogy, which is the better game.
This game is a cute and charming distraction but not for anyone looking for a challenge in the genre
@Medic_Alert fair enough, the changes look positive but not enough for me to warrant giving it another go
So a decent enough 3D platformer, but nothing particularly special or anything. Anyway, it's great to see a new 3D platforming game, there's not enough of them being released these days.
Have always had a soft spot for platformers, I think it's borne from my love of my Commodore Amiga where there were hundreds of amazing platform games.
I'll check this out at some point, looks super cute.
Looks good, might wait for a price cut, PS Store price is eyewatering.
Enjoyed this so much on the Switch that I may double dip for the trophies!
I'll pick this up in a sale, always good to have a game for the nieces and nephews to play when they visit. One always asks for fortnite but I am not downloading that. Fall Guys on the other hand at least I'd get a laugh watching them play!
Cute lil game, played it on Switch. Lots of charm albeit very easy. Very kid friendly.
Got it physical at Switch launch for £20, so £35 is a tad too much for PS4.
Played the demo on Switch and I liked it enough to play it on Gamepass, but the lack of camera control made me decide not to.
I haven't seen anybody mention the price in US$ yet but it seems high. On the bright side it will be half price on PS4 soon enough.
$35 was the same reason not worth trying again on Switch.
I'll check out the Updated version on PC Game Pass
@carlos82 The Updated version is coming to Game Pass (PC/Console) also in the next 30 days. If you change your mind
EDIT. I just checked, it is already updated to the new one.
@Agramonte thanks, I don't mind checking it out for free
I played this on Switch and really enjoyed it. The whole game is fairly easy but the post game content, consisting of about 15 challenge levels, is tough as nails.
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