Αναρτήθηκε: 24 Ιουνίου
I promised myself I wouldn't write a review until after I completed this game.
I picked it up during the Summer Sale on a whim - it was late at night and my decision making process is kind of cloudy when I'm tired. I didn't really think much about the decision other than I had heard a few good things about the game - I have no experience with the series this game is based off of. My best friend likes it, and before he told me who Scrooge McDuck was a few months back during a game of Terraria I had legitimately thought that DuckTales was centered around Donald Duck.
I had picked up what seemed to be a niche game through something that was clearly not my niche, is the point I'm trying to make here. Instead of just refunding it the next morning, like I did with most of my late night Summer Sale purchases, I decided to give it a go. I mean, why not? It was in my library and it could've been a right fun game for all I knew.
What I got, however, was something I cannot consciously give anything other than a perfect 10/10 score. The gameplay is exciting and unique due to the pogocane, and the difficulty is always something that requires the player to have skill but is never unfair - even at the end of the final level, where I had spent the last 3 nights trying to complete, I found a way at the end that was right in front of me the whole time. It made the player earn victory but it did so without putting them in near-impossible to escape situations. The balance in the gameplay does this game so many favors, and when you top that off with the fun and exciting platforming then there's no way around it, you've got yourself a good game.
It doesn't stop there, though, as the game features an endearing cast of characters to go with a fun and lighthearted adventure that made me feel like a little kid again - and I was born in '96. It isn't in the background to the point where it doesn't affect anything and can be ignored without any reprecussions, but it doesn't do anything to take away from what was clearly the focal point, which is the gameplay. While I won't say the story is a masterpiece, it doesn't trip over itself and it gets everything its trying to do very right. It's there enough to reel the player in, but it doesn't overstay its welcome.
Another great thing about this game is the soundtrack - as it stands, I'd say this is my third favorite soundtrack in a videogame, behind Freedom Planet and Sonic 3 & Knuckles, respectively. The music gives off a grand sense of adventure on top of being catchy. There's songs that are jubilant and you can't help but smile when you hear them, and there's songs that are epic and makes you feel a burning desire to press onward and achieve the end goal. They couldn't have made the soundtrack more fitting - and no matter how many times I had to re-do Mount Vesuvius, I never got tired of that song. The soundtrack is excellent.
This game has made me a DuckTales fan - I've found myself reading the comics and pondering whether or not I should watch the show at some point. Upon beating this game, I know I'm definitely going to look more into this series.
I do have to recommend this game with caution, though - and it abso-♥♥♥♥in'-lutely breaks my heart to have to say that. Some people have apparently run into a nasty bug that can outright break the game, and while I was fortunate enough to have it not happen to me, the fact of the matter is that more than a few people have had it happen to them. Just keep that in mind if you're thinking about purchasing the game.
Overall, though, my experience was easily a 10/10 and I would recommend buying this game at full price if it wasn't for the risk of hitting that bug. Definitely buy it while it's on sale, though. There's no doubt that this game was worth a shot and the only people who wouldn't enjoy it are those who are hit by that bug and people who just don't like videogames.