The Last Tinker: City of Colors
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The Last Tinker looks like claymation, plays like a simple platformer, and is perfect to enjoy with the family (or by yourself).
Parents looking for an age appropriate adventure for their young gamer should give The Last Tinker a look, others will find it forgettable.
Sadly though, despite its charm, The Last Tinker never manages to break out and leave its mark, instead it settles into an entertaining play that is, ultimately, becomes forgettable.
In the end, it's worth a curious glance while keeping its technical failings in mind, or a decent distraction for younger children to play with.
The Last Tinker: City of Colors is a fun and insignificant way to spend seven to 10 hours with your PS4. The game will remain most memorable for me because of the way it never could decide who it was meant for—Kids? Adults? Teens? Super-coordinated babies?—rather than for graphical or gameplay reasons.
What looks like a fun and beautiful spiritual sequel to the DKC64, SM64 and other bright colorful platformers of old, is more of a bland waterings down of an "adventure".
I almost wrote off The Last Tinker within the first couple hours of the game, mostly due to the bug that forced an additional two hours to the beginning of the game. There are redeemable concepts in The Last Tinker, but the entire experience is married by mediocre combat and disappointing audio.
Last Tinker: City of Colors is a solid platformer that fans of the genre will certainly enjoy, although the issues are hard to ignore. An incredibly erratic framerate, little replay value, and the lack of any real challenge throw a few wrenches in the gears, but overall, it's not a particularly bad game, even if you'll never look back once the adventure is over.
The Last Tinker's colorful art style isn't enough to overcome its tired mechanics and dreadful framerate.
If anything, The Last Tinker: City of Colors is a nice tribute to the wonderful 3D platformers of yesteryear. It's just a pick-up-and-play kind of game, void of overly complex gameplay and intense narrative. It will remind you of why you started playing games, especially on the PlayStation system.