Unfortunately overlooked by many, this gem should be in the collection of any puzzle-platformer fan. While its core element of 'collect stuff and get to the end of the level' doesnt bring a ton thats new to the table, it still has plenty to entertain with. The visuals are quite lovely to look at, the soundtrack is very well composed and always fits, and piloting each of the 4 different characters and their unique powers keeps the game from getting stale. With the press of a button, the world around you shifts color, appearance, music and objects which you interact with. Navigating through the maze-like levels can be confusing at times due to this, but Ive never gotten stuck to the point I had to refer to a walkthrough.
Dont let its pretty facade fool you though- this game can be obnoxiously difficult later on, with plenty of areas requiring split-second timing as you run, glide, stick to walls, fly, bounce in an invulnerable balloon, shift dimensions and try not to hit those glowing red nasties that youll be plenty familiar with in the first few levels. Fortunately, you have unlimited lives; when you die youre immediately zapped back to a checkpoint, and you can even avoid death by pressing a button that LETS you go back to your "spawn".
All in all, a great independent title that should amuse for a good ~20 hours, and at a cheap 10 bucks (currently $3.39 on holiday sale thru Steam) youre not going to feel ripped off even if you somehow DONT like it. Just look at the demo videos, they should say enough!
Posted: December 19th, 2013