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Tamarin has a quirky and fun concept (a monkey with a gun), but its poor 3D platforming, inability to inform the player properly about objectives and where to go, and dated look with bugs make it a title that few people have any good reason to play, especially when there are much better games of the genre out there right now on PS4.
Tamarin strives to be a spiritual successor to Jet Force Gemini, but its poor art style, stale and disappointing gameplay, and shoddy controls result in a game that won't be remembered as fondly as its inspirator.
Tamarin may look like the ideal nostalgic fix - evoking fond memories of Rare's Jet Force Gemini - but this is not the game you are looking for. Tamarin's external charms hide flawed and deeply dull gameplay. What's most frustrating is the squandered potential of Tamarin, this could have been a game worth playing, but sadly you're best keeping a safe distance from this particular monkey.
Tamarin had the ingredients to become a remarkable experience, but the final product is a weird and shocking mixture of tones and genres. It has its moments, but terrible camera movements and cumbersome exploration ruin the experience.
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Although a little dated in design, Tamarin is a ton of fun for fans of good old fashioned Collectathon platformers.
I really hope Tamarin’s issues are addressed with patches. It’s possible, as the game was constantly pushed back from its original release date. But right now it’s almost unplayable, because of its camera pulling. It’s not possible to recommend Tamarin for anything other than the music at present.
Overall, it's just not particularly well made; music will drop out occasionally, some collectibles aren't fully explained, the writing isn't good, and it's awkward to control.
Tamarin has a very cute protagonist and an interconnected world to explore but the gameplay and level design are extremely poor across the board.
Tamarin may be an adorable game but it's also one that'll make you wonder if it's sponsored by the NRA with its odd use of guns.
Tamarin lacks polish and not even the great soundtrack and the interesting interconnected 3D world saves it from a confused and meaningless story with characters without charisma. It's a monotonous and exhausting title, with poorly designed mechanics, annoying camera and inaccurate and problematic gameplay. The absence of markers in a semi-open world that is visually polluted and disorganized makes exploration repetitive, frustrating and almost anything challenging, and even though the shooting experience is less terrible than the platform experience, there are not enough reasons to check out the game.
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