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May 25, 2019
693
Grabbed it on Steam tonight after debating which platform to buy it on for several days and am really enjoying it. Just a delightful game. I hope it gets a little more Metroidvania-y later on. The pig's walking/running animation is hilarious.
 

NediarPT88

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Oct 29, 2017
3,832
how long is the game?
got the sense it is really short
Not at all.


It took me 21h for ~95% completion.

IMO the strongest point of this game is the pacing, those 20h just flew by with a great mix of platforming, puzzles, combat and exploration. The diversity is really great.
 

Gin

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May 2, 2018
78
Not at all.


It took me 21h for ~95% completion.

IMO the strongest point of this game is the pacing, those 20h just flew by with a great mix of platforming, puzzles, combat and exploration. The diversity is really great.
Okay you converted me. I will buy the game and try it out. Thanks
 
Oct 27, 2017
282
I’m fairly tempted to get this but the music in the first level really put me off. Is it that obnoxiously loud and in your face the entire game?
 

Giant Panda

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Oct 25, 2017
692
I just bought it on Steam. I'll play it right after I beat Salt and Sanctuary. Metroidvania is my favorite genre so I'm looking forward to this.
 

AfropunkNyc

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Nov 15, 2017
2,207
Cant decide between the Switch and the PC version. Tried the PC version and it supports ultrawide but portability on the switch.. hmmmmmmm!!! I'm stuck!

 

Wouwie

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Oct 27, 2017
303
I didn’t know there was a demo for PS4. Otherwise, i might have bought the game full price after trying the demo. Anyhow, tried the demo now, enjoyed it, bought the game and i’m having a great time with it so far. It’s fun, fresh, colourful and well made.
 

Davey Cakes

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Oct 27, 2017
1,622
Massachusetts
Already bought this on Switch when it was $30, but I encourage anyone to go for the $20 deal if they're interested. It's an absolutely GORGEOUS game, with tight controls and a quality soundtrack.

Personally, my biggest hangup has been the Pig gameplay that's forced upon you early on. I'm not generally a fan of "transformations" so this game might not have been entirely up my alley but I could see many people enjoying it, especially those that are fans of Metroidvania-esque world structures.

That said, when I play the game, it feels less like Metroid or typical Metroidvania and more like Mega Man ZX. A series of "levels" that happen to have connecting points. Basically, it feels linear until it's not.

Cant decide between the Switch and the PC version. Tried the PC version and it supports ultrawide but portability on the switch.. hmmmmmmm!!! I'm stuck!
I can't speak for the PC version as I've put off further PC gaming until I pick up a new gaming laptop. The Switch version may lack "ultrawide" but it looks and runs fantastically, both docked and undocked.
 
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kubev

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Oct 25, 2017
2,831
Pacifica, CA
I have the same problem :D PC Version supports 4K but Switch is portable..
It sounds like the assets are designed for 1080p and that resolutions higher than 1080p (presumably also on PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X) won't see any sort of improvement in sharpness, according to this post from a past thread:
Yes, it's 1080p and uses a method of scaling for larger resolutions (PC version: We plan to support 21:9).