Life Goes On: Done to Death
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It’s very silly, perhaps a little too easy in its build up, but tremendous fun.
There are many different ways to kill the knights, including impaling them on spikes, electrocuting them, running them into saw blades, shooting them out of canons, and freezing them to death.
Infinite Monkeys has done a fantastic job with this small title. They have wrapped up the complicated and well thought through gameplay with humor and simplicity. They have certainly made a unique flower in the typically weed-driven world of puzzle games.
Fiendishly difficult at times, Life Goes On – Done to Death will no doubt infuriate gamers who aren’t the biggest fan of the puzzle/platform genre, but for those of us who enjoy having our melons twisted a bit, it’s an accomplished little indie that offers up a tangible challenge that manages to engage the brain cells and thumb dexterity from beginning to end. The difficulty does kind of plateau out by the last world but this is more due to a greater understanding of the mechanics by the player and previously insurmountable obstacles becoming almost trivial.
Life Goes On: Done to Death is a lighthearted and humorous take on a selfish tyrant of a king sending his loyal soldiers blindly and obediently into an early grave for his own personal gain.
A morbidly hilarious, brain-bending, and downright fun experience.
Each of the four chapters ends with a finale that is the best the game has to offer; the fast-paced rhythm is taken to the extreme as everything crumbles around you while you race through the level
Life Goes On: Done to Death is a fun puzzle title that will tax you, and let you blow off steam by murdering hundreds (thousands) of knights.
The level design tends to be quite bland, too – unique mechanic aside you’re played what this kind of game is offering in some way before. But still, it’s good, clean, light-hearted fun.
The irony of this re-release's subtitle is staggering. It's easy to become jaded with the experimental indie scene after seeing so many promising concepts fall flat, but Life Goes On: Done to Death accomplishes the difficult task of being both wonderfully original and fully realised. There's nothing life-changing here, but the healthy mix of personality, accessibility, and challenge makes it pretty much solid from start to finish.