Fight your way across the celestial world of Avalice where cats are green, motorcycles drive up walls and monster girls do most of the buttkicking! Freedom Planet is a cartoony, combat-based platform adventure that pits a spunky dragonoid and her friends against an alien attack force.
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Freedom Planet is a classic platformer in the vein of Sonic the Hedgehog or Ristar. Even the title screen looks like that of Ristar. The player takes control of one of three characters and plays through the levels in order to save the world. There are three buttons to use with two being unique to each character, along with the arrow keys for movement. Z is to jump, X is for ability 1, and C is ability 2. These abilities all combine to create some interesting puzzle mechanics.
The game honestly isn’t too hard. I’ve been playing on Hard mode and didn’t really struggle except against bosses. The bosses require some pattern learning so you can avoid their attacks and strike back.
Honestly, the music has to be this game’s weak point. Where Sonic and Ristar have tunes we all still hum and whistle today, this game doesn’t really do that. It’s music fits it, but it doesn’t go above and beyond. The music feels like it was just made to fit the theme of the location and that’s about it.
There aren’t really any bugs for me to report here. I managed to break clipping for a brief moment, but that got me killed instantly too. So overall, it’s solidly made.
Overall I would have to give Freedom Planet a Grilled Cheese rating. Sure, I don’t think the soundtrack is all that memorable, but it does fit the game, and the characters, along with their respective stories, help make the game great. It’s an overall fun experience and I recommend it to everyone who enjoys games in general.
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