BIT.TRIP Runner 2 (forgive me, but I'm not using the full name of the game) is a really fun... platformer? It's not really a platformer, more like a crash course of obstacles to avoid. Which might sound boring, but it's actually pretty fun!
The gameplay is relaxing, yet challenging; there hasn't been anything that made me ragequit, just try harder; the normal difficulty setting seems to be really balanced, and also implementing checkpoints makes the frustration factor go waaaay down. One note though, if you don't have a controller, you might have a bad time.
There is a lot to do here. 100 levels, with collectibles, chests, keys and other stuff. You can go for all the items, try the high score or try the deceptively tough warp zones (3 lives...) If you're a stickler for collecting, prepare to get sucked in.
Visuals are top-notch, the art style is really pleasing and in a sense idyllic. And of course, the most important factor in such a game, is the sound; I cannot praise the sound enough. The combination of your inputs and the visuals and the music, wonderfully composed of variously pitched sounds, make this game feel really complete and suck you in.
All of this makes this one of the "one more level" genre games. And sure, it won't last you forever, as there is an end to all the challenges, but I'll be damned if you don't have lots of fun on the way there.
Strongly recommend. Pick this up now, or on the nearest sale (it was really cheap in December, but I never got around to playing it)
Posted: February 10th, 2014