Boti: Byteland Overclocked Reviews
Boti: Byteland Overclocked may not offer groundbreaking gameplay, but it effectively integrates its theme into the level design and storytelling. Whether you play alone or with friends, you'll find yourself immersed in the joyful world of Byteland.
Review in Chinese | Read full review
Boti: Byteland Overclocked is an enjoyable and simple retro-inspired platformer with plenty of collect-a-thon features that are all too welcome. But it's only an enjoyable experience when it works, and after level three, it's a coin flip on whether it does.
Overall, I felt that Byteland really does have a lot of potential. Most issues I encountered were bugs or glitches that can be easily patched if not already at time of writing, as well as concepts that could be considered in future updates. As this was an advance code of the full version, the developers are still working hard ironing out the bugs and are very responsive and open with the community. There are the components here of a charming platformer, that at present feels a little rusty around the edges, but I can see really great things coming from the team at Purple Ray Studios in the future.
Boti: Byteland Overclocked isn’t a massive grand adventure but a short and sweet romp through more concise levels. You should treat it more like the 3D stages of Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time than an open sprawl like Super Mario Odyssey. Unlike those single-player games, Boti: Byteland Overclocked is very much balanced around two-player functionality.
No aspect of Boti: Byteland Overclocked impressed me in any way, and many left me wanting to quit. It is a tough sell for any platforming enthusiast.
Boti: Byteland Overclocked will likely win over the hearts of any gamer looking for a fun casual experience to play alone or with a loved one. Gorgeous graphics, tight platforming, and collectable gameplay make this one of the best platformers I have played this year. On top of that, you can enjoy this game either online or in local co-op, enabling you to share the positive vibes together however you please. The game falls slightly short with its combat and being a tad too easy. Even so, if you’re looking for something just to put a smile on yourself, then Boti will absolutely achieve that.
Boti: Byteland Overclocked is a colorful 3D platformer that looks back to the platformers of the past. The levels are colorful, you jump and puzzle a lot and you can collect many objects. The robot Boti controls nicely and you can discover the levels with a beautiful soundtrack in the background. It is therefore a shame that the game fails, especially on a technical level. Your GPU is working overtime and various elements in the game just lack the finishing touch that jumping and fighting have. If these elements had been in order, we would really have had a highly recommended one here. In its current state, the game unfortunately remains average.
Review in Dutch | Read full review
The plot, despite the slight chaos, is enjoyable, and the characters greatly add to the charm of the production. The graphics are aesthetically pleasing and full of eye-pleasing animations. Unfortunately, the game has its flaws, such as annoying repetitive bots issues and limited depth of gameplay. Levels, although nicely designed, can get boring after a while, and the variety of enemies is practically non-existent. Technical problems such as poor optimization and instability, especially in online co-op mode, are also worth noting. Nevertheless, if the developers undertake improvements, Boti could become an enjoyable platformer for the whole family.
Review in Polish | Read full review
Boti: Byteland Overclocked delivers a classic 3D platformer experience with a modern twist, appealing to both tech-savvy players and those new to the genre.
Ultimately I’m a bit torn on Boti: Byteland Overclocked. On one hand, it’s gorgeous and charming, but it’s gameplay and the myriad of bugs I ran into really soured the experience. On the other hand, Boti is still fun to play and I wouldn’t mind going back for the collectibles and a hundred percent run in the future.
'Boti: Byteland Overclocked' is both refreshing and nostalgically familiar, offering a byte-tastic journey, albeit with a few glitches in its programming.