Life Goes On: Done to Death Reviews
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.
Life Goes On: Done to Death is a highly entertaining game, the graphics are great, the death sounds are mesmerizing – especially if you turn it on and listen to the sounds through your DS4 speaker. I had a ton of fun playing the game for my Life Goes On: Done to Death review, and I can’t wait to read how much you’re enjoying this one on your PS4!
Though at times frustrating and stressful, Life Goes On: Done to Death is an equally rewarding experience. The cutesy art style and humorous deaths mislead those who choose to play the game, but at the same time, it also entices them into playing through and figuring out what clicks about it. The deaths may be numerous and quite brutal, yet a strong sense of accomplishment fills the players with joy and relief, once a tricky section has been beaten.
I’ve had a lot of fun doing this Life Goes On: Done to Death review. The way the game scores you on each level based on three objectives just kept pushing me to retry each level over and over until I got the highest grade for all three objectives. The game is very addictive like that, and since a lot of trial and error is involved in the process of improving at each level, the replay value is very high. I definitely recommend you get Life Goes On: Done to Death on PS4. You won’t be disappointed!
Life Goes On: Done to Death is one of the best practical puzzle games that I've played in a while.
Life Goes On offers puzzles where the death of each of the (infinite) soldiers of the king will prevail, and where each of these deaths will almost always serve a greater purpose, in addition to taking out the sadistic aspect that every human being has. In addition, the puzzles will never be complex enough to get stuck for many days in one, nor too easy to not get a feeling of victory every time you reach the end of the level, especially in the last ones. Being the first film of a group of three developers, little more could be asked of it. Recommended.
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The premise of the game is dark. It still finds a way to be light and humorous, even if it is a morbid comedy. The humor can be found in the story paragraphs that appear on the map and the item descriptions. The knights are cartoon-like and so is the King. And while about death there is no gore to this game.
The game pretty much gives what every puzzle-platformer lovers want. Each location offers a new kind of experience and mechanisms when you progress which makes the game unpredictable and fun to play. Life Goes On – Done To Death will not be a disappointment to those who definitely love puzzles and platformer games. Are you ready to do your duty to retrieve the Cup of Life? If so, prepare to give your life up!
While Life Goes On: Done to Death has already seen a release on PC simply as Life Goes On, the remastering/adding-on/whatever you want to call it has done a fantastic job of giving us more of what worked. This is the first time the console market has seen any incarnation, and I’m really glad we got it. Any puzzle game fan will find a game to enjoy here, especially if you have any affinity for puzzle-platformers. And if you already owned this on Steam, well, you get the upgrade for free. How could you not like that?