Sunday, October 6, 2013

Cloudberry Kingdom Review

Cloudberry Kingdom Review
I'm going to get a lot of hate for this review I can already see it. Look at this game, just look at it. It looks like a Cyanide and Happiness cartoon come to life in all the wrong ways. 
This is Cloudberry Kingdom, it's the second game of the 2013 Play campaign.
I really don't know what to say about this game other then, look at it! It plays the way it looks, like crap. Story wise there's something going on, what it is I don't know. 
You're a little green guy who is doing something, I don't know. This game has hundreds of levels not one of them is entertaining. 
Apparently this game prides itself on being able to randomly generate a crap level, because that sounds like fun. 
Even if you're massively board, the short levels in this game will make you feel like you've wasting your wasted time. At times some of the levels seem massively difficult, in fact sometimes somewhat impossible, to the point where you're not even trying, just timing out the level correctly. 
Then the level right after will be unbelievably simple, and passable within seconds. That's right levels in this game almost literally takes seconds to beat unless you get stuck then they take a minute to beat (possibly less).
You collect coins for some reason, why I don't know there's some kind of bonus at the end of the level if you get all of them, it's not as though you'll care to see your score, if there is one, I couldn't have cared less. It's not so much that this game is difficult, because it is, but there's no payoff There's no sense of accomplishment. 
Even though games like Super Meat Boy were certainly difficult at least the payoff made you glad to beat the level, there was a sense of accomplishment. In Cloudberry Kingdom after you beat a level you almost literally play the same level over again. Yes they might change the background but the level is still exactly the same.
The controls for this game felt a tad clunky, the hit detection is awful and the story which is barely there is it's just awful. This game tried to be funny and just fell on its face with poor line delivery. 
This game feels like it should be a PlayStation Mini title but charges a not so mini price of $10, which is about $8 to much for this game.
Cloudberry Kingdom gets a 1 out of 10

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