I hate this game!! It makes me want to kick kittens and piledrive puppies!! And yet, it won't let me stop playing it until I complete it. This platformer is so brutal, so unforgiving, so irritatingly frustrating you simply must buy it to hone your platformer skills! If you go into this thinking it's another Mario clone, boy are you in for a surprise!
It is difficult in the same manner as Super Meat Boy, where you must traverse narrow platforms and tricky jumps, bouncing off of walls and avoiding the many hazards as you go. Unlike Meat Boy, They Bleed Pixels ramps up the difficulty far quicker rather than easing you into it. The levels are long and by the end of the game can feel like an endurance test.
The game is lacking in the presentation department. The pixel visuals are competent but are not that interesting. They serve the purpose. The soundtrack is forgettable, but it is also subtle enough that it doesn't become annoying.
The tight controls and cruel but fair level design is where this game really shines.