While some might complain that N++ is more of the same, the truth of the matter is it's one of the most carefully crafted games out there. It's pure platforming paradise, not to mention insanely addicting.
"N++" is a testament to that transfixion. It is a meditative and surprisingly intimate game, something that seems to never stop unfolding even as it appears to remain rigorously spare and constant. "N++" is the best in the series and a reminder of why so many have committed themselves to playing in its simple spaces for so long.
Perhaps it's an approach you can only take when you've iterated on the same game for about ten years. When you've built so many levels you're confident many people won't actually see all of them. When you stop caring about achieving something, and just want to do anything. And the best part of N++ is that it thinks that's just fine. You can do all the furious, adrenaline-pumping jumps, complete every level perfectly and top the leaderboards. But you can suck, and that's okay too.
N++ is an excellent physics-based platformer that demands you develop your skills to overcome its challenges. The art style may not be for everybody but its hundreds of included levels and countless hours of community content make it an excellent investment.
Clever new mechanics and glorious new ways to die are gradually introduced as the game begins to ramp up the difficulty and complexity of each level. Before long your ninja is wall-sliding and dodging lasers like a boss.
N++ has an excellent blend of stylishly simple visuals and taxing puzzles, all put to an excellent soundtrack.
N++ is also Metanet Software's third attempt to make this particular game.
To the acquainted, this will simply be more of what you already know. To the unfamiliar, it commands an elemental mastery of something you don't.
There have been a great deal of fantastic platformers this year, with Ori and the Blind Forest and Axiom Verge being standouts, but N++ might be the best of them all. Its seemingly endless array of content builds upon its fantastic mechanics and physics to create one of the most satisfying titles to come out in 2015.
Fun, challenging and definitely worth checking it out if you're a fan of physics based platformers.
Challenging, rewarding and complete
N++ is a gem, a deliciously evil little treat wrapped in moreish gameplay that most developers can only dream of, eliciting cheers and screams in equal measure.
Looking at the progress page after a session, that silly 3,000 percent completion number feels less like a friendly joke and more like a snarky challenge: "How much can you handle?" N++ seems to be asking. It might not be a challenge you want to meet.
Slick, challenging, and well-developed: N++ is a game with style, grace, and cunning that is worthy of your reactions and brainpower. Give it a shot!
If you have a buddy around, the multiplayer options are great for jumping and racing through the episodes. So if you're a fan of simple platformers and you want to be a ninja, then the N is a great game to teach you the spiritual, cognitive and physical training needed. Plus plus.
N++ successfully delivers one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences in platforming genre. The game has fast paced gameplay mechanics and razor-blade controls, combined with the excellent physics and perfect handling of momentum, which is something that few games can achieve. Also the game has some minor problems like “not so perfect” music and probably a quality control on the levels designed by the community would enhance the game experience. N++ succeeds as one of the most enticing and addicting platforming experiences of all time that absolutely worth your time on any platform and specially on Nintendo Switch that N++ recently published on.
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A must-have for any platforming fan. Nearly everything is perfect in this game. If the soundtrack was a bit more memorable and the game didn't stutter when a new song played, I'd give the game a 10 without question. But unfortunately, I can't look past all the deaths this glitch caused me or how bored I was by the new list of songs.
What N++ lacks in inventive additions to gameplay, it makes up for in style, polish, and value. N++ stands as the ultimate realization of Metanet's "N" series and one of the finest difficulty-focused platformers on the market.
N++ wants you to let your guard down, but that's not always the most fun. While the level design is the closest to perfection many could ask for, the game frequently feels cheap or downright apathetic. Because it comes from a different era of gaming, it doesn't always feel like it cares if you succeed. Fortunately, a friend can be brought along, but it is still watching, waiting for the slightest failure.
There is not a lot that can be said about N++. It has no actual story and has Spartan inoffensive vector graphics by design. All there is to do is to get as much gold as possible and beat the stage. It is great fun in short bursts, but after a hundred or two, it gets pretty old. The original freeware game is still widely available for those who are curious to get a taste of what to expect, which has all of its stages included in N++.