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Developer: Candescent Games
Publisher: Reverb Triple XP
Tinertia is rocket-powered platforming built on the premise of Quake-like fun, Sonic-like speed, and dynamic, precise controls. Addictive, surprising, and challenging, Tinertia makes gamers laugh while kicking their butt.
Play as Weldon, a small but extraordinary robot equipped with a rocket launcher. Weldon is stranded on a deserted planet and is under attack by the evil ARC. Master rocket-jumping to control your momentum and lift Weldon over deadly obstacles, outrun robo-bosses, and ultimately escape off the planet.
Tinertia feels like a mixed bag of experiences. The short sections make everything manageable, but unless you have a controller, expect to get irritated more often than you get surprised. The game is challenging, and even with a controller, the controls could definitely be tightened. It's hard to say stay away, because the game really hinges on this single mechanic. Still, it manages to feel fresh, and perhaps being so different is why it doesn't feel quite right. Getting Tinertia is a paramount decision, and if you can find a demo, definitely see if it's up your alley.