38 of 44 people (86%) found this review helpful 1 person found this review funny
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 29, 2015
AT A GLANCE
(Full review follows below)
Game Name: Cloning Clyde
Original Release: 2011
Genre Tags: Platformer; Casual
My Overall Grade: B
Estimated Playtime (Campaign): 3-6 hours
Multiplayer Aspect: None
Recommended To: Established fans of the genre; Casual gamers
Cloning Clyde is a short-and-sweet, casual, side-scrolling platformer. You won’t find anything groundbreaking in it or much innovation at all, but it is a fun game. If you enjoy casual puzzle-platformers, and you want a new experience, then you will probably enjoy Cloning Clyde.
It’s a simple game, with the main system to solving levels revolving around the 2 basic mechanics: splicing your DNA with animals to gain abilities (flight, underwater breathing, better jumping, etc.); and creating clones of yourself which you can then take control of. The puzzles are simple, and the platforming is easy. It is a very casual game.
Each level has some collectibles and a par-time to beat; they are very generous and easy to achieve. It won’t take very long to earn 100% completion in the game, and after that there isn’t really much replay value.
The graphics are mediocre, and there is not really a story or anything. However, the controls were good for me with a controller, and there were no frustrating parts. I experienced no glitches/crashing.
Having said all that, I enjoyed my playthrough of Cloning Clyde. It is certainly far from the best game in the genre, but I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys casual, side-scrolling puzzle-platformers and is looking for some novelty. It is a short game, though; but if you get it for a good price, it is worth the playthrough.
22 of 28 people (79%) found this review helpful 1 person found this review funny
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
This is one of my "guilty pleasure" games I own, but not one that I'm afraid to admit to. I played the crap out of the demo on Xbox 360 (came pre-installed) but never bought it for that system. Years later and it's on a steam summer sale and I say "to hell with it, buy the damn game" and have not regretted it since. I may not get all the clones back, or all the secret action figures, or play on anything harder than easy mode, but I still love the game. If you are at all a fan of platform/exploration games pick it up!
Cloning Clyde is an enjoyable puzzle action platformer with native controller support. The puzzles themselves vary in difficulty and all revolve around your ability to clone yourself and use your clones to manipulate certain puzzles on the gamefield. My only minor gripe about the game is the fairly low resolution graphics which on a widescreen monitor when stretched to fullscreen result in a lot of jagged edges on the screen. The music is sparse and limited to flourishes and the intro screen, but I would still recommend this game to puzzle lovers who want a little bit of arcade action. Platform arcade enthusiasts though may find the actual twitch aspect of the game lacking, and the enemies are really only their to delay the completing of the puzzles rather than representing a serious threat. All in all it's a competent game though, and worth recommending to most Steam gamers.
Funny little puzzle plattformer that despite it's minor flaws (some sound issues and the fact that there is no real BGM, except for a few secs each time you start a level) is recommendable if you want to kill some time or just play a simple game. I didn't regret picking this up durning DailyDeal and now after finishing it, I can say that it is even worth it's full price :) Controls are responsive and get the job well done. The art style is cartoony and there is even some crude humor hidden in between.
Gameplay: The storyline is non-existent, which isn't the worst thing in the world. Unfortunately, however, there are no redeeming qualities to make up for this. There are a decent amount of game mechanics and levels to keep the total playtime up to 6 hours. The levels however are in no way challenging.
Visuals: It's pretty disappointing. It looks very unfinished.
Audio: It's not the worst audiowise. I can say that the sound effects match the disproportionate cartoon-like theme that they were aiming for. The soundtrack would get repetitive as the amount of songs they had didn't match the playtime it took to beat the game.
Replayability*: There is none. I have no desire to go back and play the game. All the levels are the exact same and often times the "perfection" mechanics (collecting all of the X) can usually be done on the first run through.
*This varies A LOT from person to person, so only rely on this category from me if you've agreed with my other reviews' replayability sections.
This is a fun, interesting, & quirky game. It doesn't support every resolution unfortunately. You will end up having to play it in windowed mode most likely. It has controller support which is really nice but the pc controls do work well. The humor the indy developers put in this game is a joy to behold. A fun platformer with some interesting puzzle elements thrown in. ~PR0XIDIAN