This game harkens back to the era of platforming collect'em ups. As someone that grew up with the likes of Spyro, Crash Bandicoot, and Ty, it took me back to my PS2 days in terms of gameplay. It's a fun hack n' slash that takes you to Hollow Wish as a bounty hunter Felion (cat person-y...thing) Since its re-release, the controls have gotten tighter and the AI responds better. One on one, most enemies will pose no major threat. In fact, many are susceptible to one certain type of attack or another. But when you are swarmed with Darques, trying to get that last fragging item you need and you keep dying to sludge projectiles and you break two keyboards in a blind rage because THEY ARE EVERYWHERE...you'll understand the difficulty isn't in just completion. It's in the 100% completion.
The story itself may be lost on those that haven't read the comic by the same name, but that didn't prevent me from enjoying it any less. (If anything, I went to the Blade Kitten site and read what Space Captain Steve had up there.) For fans of the comic, there are plenty of costumes to giggle over, and enough cameos to make a fun episode. Sadly, there was no Alamo or Gatty in this one, but you can unlock Justice, Lucy, Sun Dae costumes. Through the game, you avoid deathly lasers, noinks in red suits, and the occasional visit from Cthu--FALDERDAN, RUN! The goal is to wander through this planet, beat up the crook, and make a nice profit while you are at it. But our protaganist, Kit Ballard, finds that she's taking jobs and not asking enough questions.
The world is bright and colourful, with a lot of fast paced action and some precise jumping. It's cartoony, which I like and is rare to find in a market over-saturated with hyper-realistic FPSers, Racers, and Sports titles. The background/foreground interplay give the platformer a sense of added depth and deception, as many of the goodies are stashed in places you'd overlook or not even notice.
The sound quality is pretty crisp and clear. The music is upbeat, which I like, and lends to the overall cartoony world. Every so often, you'll hear someone screaming, "Situation: Oscar Mama Golf" and get a cheap giggle. They also have some sound queues, hinting at certain items being in the area. The voice acting was okay, but a lot of the voices were re-used, making the few NPCs you get to talk to sound flat and dull.
The game is by no means the best of its genre. At times, you can glitch through certain walls and fall into puddles of toxic waste causing insta-death. Other times, you may get annoyed at the sudden white distortion splashed against your screen. And some of the cutscenes (in my experience, the final cutscene) begin playing the audio before you even complete the fight, so you had two sets of audio playing when the scene actually starts. I had a few crashes after hours of gameplay. And in one cutscene, Kit glitched out looking something akin to the Ben Drowned statue. But you aren't spending $60 dollars on this title. For the price, I would definitely recommend this game.
With the return of control of this title back to Krome Studios, there are plans to release the second episode of this bright story. Do not be fooled. The game is -not- dead. It was just sleeping for a long time in AtariLand.
TLDR: The game is fun, hack'n'slash goodness. A little glitchy in unimportant places. For $6 bucks, it's worth it. Even moreso if you can snag it for $3. 7.5/10