First thing I want to say is that I’m in no way a review site. I want to talk about what kind of changes games are going to have on the medium, my opinion on changes to the community and such, and other stuff like that I’ll leave the reviews and rating of games for those were more centered around it,(Cough cough if you’re into that stuff goes check out 1001 up.com they’re awesome cough cough). However every once in awhile you might see me recommend a game or two most likely on checkpoint. So that brings us to freedom planet.
So when kickstarter is not messing aroud giving thousands of dollars to a guy making potato salad ( its sad that I can say that sentence and be completely serious.) They get a chance for small developers to have a shot at making a game when they usually would not, one of these is freedom planet. Developed by galaxy trails freedom planet is a high speed platformer taking elements from GunStar heros, rocket Knight, And Sonic the Hedgehog It’s obvious that the developers Wanted to capture the feeling of old Sega Genesis/Mega Drive Platformers.
That being said freedom planet also bring a good amount of originality to the table. It’s very combat oriented compared to something like Sonic the Hedgehog you’ll be fighting enemies a lot more than you’ll be blasting through them. As for the most of the bosses they have incredibly high damage attacks and a good amount of health not to mention being interesting and varied from each other. However because of this most of the time it comes down to remembering attack powders rather than fighting the opportune moment to strike its not too much of an issue it’s just something I noticed.
Oh and there’s multiple playable characters with unique abilities and before you ask yes I am the master of segways. There’s lilac a character that focuses on speed and mobility, she plays like a combination of Sonic the Hedgehog and Sparkster the rocket Knight. Carol who’s combat style makes her be more in the thick of things sort of like a zero from Mega Man X. And Mila who has more of a puzzle platformer feel to her. As far as actual stages go all the characters are well balanced and satisfying to play. however when it comes to bosses Miele is incredibly underpowered, she only has half the health of the other two characters really doesn’t have a good way to dodge attacks the cover most of the screen depending on the boss the difficulty can shoot up suddenly while playing as her. other than that the difficulty of a boss can range depending on who you’re playing an hour you’re using their specific moveset. this coupled with the multiple pathways in the stages along with character specific stages really adds to replayability.
All this combined with tight controls, great music, and a surprisingly in depth story for a platformer definitely makes freedom planet something you should check out. If you got the extra 15 bucks lying around it’s available on Steam and Galaxy trails website.
Just really quick I’m having an argument with a couple of my friends does lilacs a Scyther or cyclone when she does her double jump. just a argument that we’ve been having for a couple of weeks now.
Myras Signing out.