N++ is a sadistic game. It doesn't forgive mistakes and requires precise moves. It's a great game for overachievers and people who love to be at the top of the leaderboard.
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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++.
N++ delivers consistently excellent bursts of platforming devilishness, but it's not enough to keep me interested for the long haul.
All in all, its N++ it's not bad. I’d recommend it to anyone but had high hopes it would have developed a bit more over time.
There is a certain telos to the platformer, a process of movement bound up in a particular path to a determined destination through a specific set of obstacles. Similarly, iteration tends to be bound to sequence, starting with relative simplicity and slowly building complexity or variation through a regular series of modifications.
With all this simplicity, N++ is a masterpiece in its genre: I can’t remember any another platformer that’s so challenging without being unfair to you. It has that ‘just one more level’ feeling that shall keep you busy for months or, at least, visiting it at least once a day. If you’ve never tried this game before, now you’ll have the chance to enjoy one of the most challenging and engaging platformer ever made. Now grab your copy of the game and follow your way to become the ultimate ninja master.
N++ is an unabashedly punishing game with tight controls, great level design, and enough content to last for ages. The momentum-based platforming provides a wide array of challenges sure to satisfy fans of the genre. If you're on the fence, just remember that you get to play as a ninja.
N++ offers players endless possibilities and challenges. Whether the gold-thirsty ninja is being blown apart by homicidal machines or falling to his doom, there is rarely a dull moment in this fast-paced environment. Though it may not be a game to necessarily binge on, it is a hell of a lot of fun.
You can’t really go wrong with N++. The floaty controls will put some off to start with, but given time, you get used to them and they don’t really become much of a problem.
The Ultimate Edition subtitle is fitting because it’s hard to see where the N formula goes from here. With over 4,000 levels in N++, not including community created ones and those you create yourself in the level editor, there’s not much need for another sequel or special edition. That makes N++ an easy recommendation, especially on the Switch where it is perfect for short pick up and play sessions. Yes, as much as it pains me to say it, N++ is “perfect for the Switch.”
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.
Whilst your ninja is just a little stick man, he's the best animated little stick man I've ever seen, oozing grace and fluidity
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!
N++ is also Metanet Software's third attempt to make this particular game.
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.
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.
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.