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Typoman

Rating Summary

Based on 22 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

65

Top Critic Average

36%

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Based on 22 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Feb 21, 2017
Wii UNov 19, 2015

Developer: Brainseed Factory

Publisher: Headup Games

Genres: Puzzle, Platformer

Typoman is a two dimensional puzzle platformer distinguished by a unique game world. You slip into the role of the HERO struggling to make your way through a dark, surreal world. Despite your small stature you have a powerful gift: You can use letters to alter your environment! Be the HERO and set out on the journey to become whole and gain the powers you need to defeat the giant, evil demon that rules the world you are trapped in.
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A great idea ruined by some very strange design decisions, that turn what should be a fun platformer puzzler into a gloomy and illogical word game.

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The beginning of Typoman showed promise, full of amusing and creative moments, something that anyone could enjoy. But unfortunately it wasn't able to hold that momentum for very long and quickly devolved into tedium and confusion, and lots of standing around doing nothing.

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Typoman's appeal boils down to whether or not you're willing to invest in shorter games that are content light, yet have genuinely interesting ideas that are beyond what's come before. By using words as an aesthetic and gameplay device, it writes its own reasons for why it is unique. My only wishes were that the platforming was tighter and that it had a few more levels. Typoman is over far too quickly for my liking, but this is high praise for what it did in its short time.

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This isn't an awful game by any stretch, it's not nothing special, despite the feeling it should be.

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