Verfasst: 28. März
Type:Rider is an addictively simple puzzle platformer. You play as a colon (a pair of dots) that can move forwards, backwards, and jump. That's it. However, because of this you can perform simple wall jumps, solve weight puzzles, water puzzles, protect yourself from hazards, solve "block" (circle) puzzles (and become an elispis!), etc. One of the best tutorials I've seen for a game. There for those who need it, and easy to pass by for those that don't. Fits seemlessly in with the rest of the game. Instead of a traditional platforming game where you must time your jumps precisely or face certain death, you have some second chances in this game due to the nature of the colon and it being able to jump from any contact point. On top of this, deaths are not punished as they return you to the closest safest point before your death. There is no score, however there are a specific number of collectibles in a given level.
The object of the game is to reach the other end of the level while collecting all the letters of an alphabet and some other collectibles across a landscape of letters, books, and various other objects. As you collect things, you can decide to learn a bit more about typographical history. While I appreciate fonts that are appealing to the eye, I don't care much to learn about their history. Luckily, the option for this is easy to ignore and avoid throughout the game if you so choose.
The simple black foreground of the action looks clean and good over the more varied background of paintings, words, and various things.
Overall, highly recommend this game if you're looking for a simple, casual platformer that works great with a keyboard or controller! (As always, try and wait for a sale!) Let me warn you though it is a very slow, relaxed sort of platformer as compared to others.