A masterful distillation of classic action-platforming gameplay, doling out tension and elation in equal measure.
A twitch epic in which the journey from beginner to master is told not via new abilities, but in your hands and muscle memory.
N++ is a stylish upgrade over its predecessors that retains the addictive-as-hell gameplay and adds a vast amount of levels.
The definitive version of one of the most enduring indie games of the last decade, with great offline multiplayer and a near infinite array of levels.
Best when played with friends, N++ is a retouching rather than a reinvention, and is squarely targeted at players interested in precision platforming challenge for its own sake
The ninja returns, better than ever.
N++ might lack online play and feel like more of the same, but it's pretty much everything a platformer fan could want out of a sequel. It's still challenging, it has a boatload of levels, and it's a hell of a lot of fun to play.
N++ is a further distillation and refinement of what made N and N+ cult classics in the first place. Rather than replacing those games, it expands upon them greatly, with a bafflingly vast array of levels that come to test you mastery of the game's pure platforming, and the tools to make even more.
It's been a long time coming, but Metanet Software have delivered on stylish platforming greatness. This is a must buy for anyone who likes the genre.
N++ delivers consistently excellent bursts of platforming devilishness, but it's not enough to keep me interested for the long haul.
N++ is the new co-op game of choice in our house. And, if you like crazy, physics-based platform action and a decent challenge, it'll likely find similar favor in yours. Even just played solo, N++ offers so much content and replayability — and is so obviously a labor of love — that it'll stay on your PS4 home-screen for months to come.
Toronto-made summer must-have delivers more of everything while tweaking an already great interface
N++ is understated and sharp, while the music capably lends weight and momentum to the action. Certainly, most of the mechanics on offer will be familiar to platformer veterans, but the combination here is a superb blend.
Fans of puzzle games in general, especially in the vein of Super Meat Boy and Trials will have a blast. This is one massive package that will take a while to master, and perhaps a few broken controllers in the process.
The culmination of a decade's worth of iteration, Metanet's latest is a success in every sense. It's super stylish, feels excellent to play, and has that tough-but-fair balance just right. There may only be a few modes, but within them lie a vast number of levels, and when you're done, you can browse for even more created by players. This certainly won't be a game for everyone, as some people may find it too difficult and possibly a little obtuse. However, for those who like a hard-as-nails platformer and want a fresh compelling experience, you can't do much better than N++.
It can get frustrating at times, but it's meant to - and that's what makes it work.
Combining the sheer frustrated joy of twitch platforming and puzzle-solving with a sprinkling of modern sensibilities, N++ is a gem whether you're alone or with friends. Fans of the series will find more of the same, but that's no bad thing considering how good that ''same'' is.
Bags of levels and increasing difficulty will keep N++ refreshing for hours and days on end. The mechanics are simple and yet incredibly deep, which opens up a wonderful game brimming with customisation options and new modes to try out. Floaty controls sometimes hamper progress, but the deaths are always spectacular.
All in all, N++ is a prime example of making a great game even better. Sure, it isn't a huge leap forward from N+ and isn't shaking the puzzle platformer genre down the core, but who cares.
If you were a fan of N+, then you've probably already bought N++. If you're a fan of challenging but rewarding platformers, then you should buy this game. If you think you might like a game that rewards perseverance, then you should also buy this game. If you don't like a challenge, or have terrible reflexes, then you probably should still buy N++ to improve your skills.