This game is terrible. The artstyle is decent enough, even if they got lazy and couldn't be bothered to create clouds and other background art in the voxel style, but everything else is awful. The controls are loose and sloppy, creating an unsatisfying feeling to the gameplay. The level-design is near non-existant, where about half of every level is just flat ground with an object for you to jump over here and there. Sometimes there would be some platforms for you to jump between, but then it was back to flat ground again for a while. Maybe that gets better as you go, but I played the first two worlds and only a couple of semi-interesting things happened.
The bosses were terrible, mechanically uninspired and boring too. The regular enemies are also irritating, because they randomly shoot at you if you get close. There's no rhyme or reason to their shooting and the bullets move so fast that dodging them intelligently is nigh impossible. You just have to keep jumping while slamming the fire button and hope you don't get hit. It's like Contra if Contra was crap.
On top of all this, it seems fairly low on content. As you may notice, I've only played 10 minutes and that was two worlds out of five or six. I even died and had to continue once, yet I still beat 1/5th of the game in 10 minutes! Basically, this game seems like it's an hour long. Maybe two. I'm not planning to find out.
At this point, I'm also going to point out that every level ends with a box popping up asking you if you want to keep playing or take this time to review their game. After every level. Could this game be a lazier mobile port?
That's not even to mention the obnoxious music. Oh, man, the music. It's going to hauntingly echo through my dreams for eternity. It sounds sort of like Teletubbies music, or something similar that your toddler cousin might adore. If you're older than 10, though, you will be muting this game if you decide to play it. The constant plop-plop-plop sound of your gun doesn't help.
In fact, the above is true for the whole game. If you have a four year old at home, they might get some enjoyment out of this game. It's simplistic, easy and obnoxious. Sounds perfect for a toddler! As an adult, I slogged through a few levels and couldn't deal with it anymore. When I fell through a glitched platform twice in a row, I quit out and uninstalled it.
35 of 39 people (90%) found this review helpful 2 people found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 12, 2015
Well. Lets see.
No score, no mention of what level you are on. No time limit. When youre given a new gun, no mention of how to equip it.
All the levels are completely repetitve, and offer zero visual variety within the world. If you are in the forest world, its going to look like the forest. Same trees, same enemies, barely any platforming. They seem to go on forever.
You collect meat, because you need 100 to continue. They start you with 500. None of this is explained till you die.
The loading screen tells you to go on YouTube to learn how to defeat the bosses. Heres a hint, Mash the fire button.
Speaking of the fire button. Defaults to shift. Change it immediately otherwise you will have sticky keys issues.
I dont know what lvl I am on, I dont have a score, I dont have a time limit, I dont have creative and fun levels.
At it’s core Pixel Hunter is a very basic game, you shoot, you jump and shoot while jumping. The world of the game is made of voxels (3d pixels), it’s neat and gives a nice look to the game but ultimately it makes no difference to the gameplay, it’s a gimmick at best.
I wish I could recommend this game, It's short but strangely addictive, however for it’s price you can be sure there are better games to spend your money on.
47 of 67 people (70%) found this review helpful 2 people found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 18, 2014
I've wasted my money and 20 minutes of my life. This is just poor. Once you turn off sticky keys, You can "play" this awful game. No tutorial. No Sound options. Sluggish Controls. Repetitive gameplay. Just walk to the right while spamming the shift key to win the game. I forgot to mention everything dies in a single shot.
9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful 1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
This game is love and lifeless garbage, my question is who is the target audience for this? Graphics and simple controls make believe little childrens are supposed to play this, but by world 3 the platforming and enemies get ridiculously hard, you get frustrated and the dull music and constant popping of your gun drive you insane. I cannot recommend this game to anybody...
This game has some serious issues and is not worth a single dollar! One, this game has no apparant autosave feature after each level to hold your progress. Another problem that is very annoying is the SHIFT key being used in this game to shoot. Requiring your pinky to access the shift while walking and jumping was a serious mistake on the developers part and leaves the player with a huge disadvantage! The levels can feel very repetitive as to each character being spammed in the world ever few feet from the character and it has no exact story line (Not saying all games have one or need one but this one sure could have had a storyline to make it better)! You could say this game is very choppy and the enemy mob variety is very scarce. The game is very short and honestly needs retouched. This game can leave you raging because you can't make any progress and it very stubby with the key. To add, it needs an options menu to bind shooting with a better key.