After 21 hours, 1262 deaths and 3 attempts to delete the game from my switch I finally fished the game today. Now this might sound terrible to the average gamer, but I absolutely loved every minute of it. I just wish I wasn’t terrible at it.
Now before we start; yes, I used assist mode to help me get through it, but to be honest the game was just to hardcore and punishing for me without it. Another positive thing about assist mode for me is that it gave me the options to explore a bit more in the level, then what was normally possible for me without it. The levels itself are punishing and require pin point accuracy to get through, which makes for engaging and super rewarding gameplay. Every time I came out of a chapter it felt like I just won another world war. Only to be greeted by a bigger and harder chapter to plow through next.
The story itself is beautiful and actually made me cry through the last 2 chapters. It is such a compelling story and I honestly hope we get to see it evolve into a sequel. The side characters were hilarious and uplifted the story super well. Theo, is my absolute favorite and I even found out that you can find all the pictures taken in the story on his own instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theounderstars/, which is some nice interaction from the makers outside of the game!
All in all, I really enjoyed this game and can’t wait for a sequel. Matt Thorson and Noel Berry really hit it out of the park with this game. So all I could do is give it a 9/10.