Strider

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70 / 100
Mar 1, 2014

Strider is a liberating, free-form action platformer studded with frustrating callbacks to an arcade era better left behind.

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7 / 10
Feb 17, 2014

Had this game been released a decade or two ago, it might have been seen as a classic of its type, alongside Super Metroid and Symphony of the Night. But today, at the tail end of a wave of Metroidvania-style games, Strider fails to stand out. It's a competent, workable game that draws inspiration from the right places, but which is rarely anything more than a cover version of the greats.

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7.5 / 10.0
Feb 18, 2014

Strider is an unbalanced yet extremely stylish platformer, and the series' best game since the original.

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7 / 10
Feb 17, 2014

The mixture of old school, new school, and Metroidvania works surprisingly well – even if Strider's long-awaited reboot still feels slightly too safe.

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Feb 18, 2014

A slick pastiche of '80s retro cool and modern gameplay, Strider is both faithful to its source material and still capable of finding its own identity. It's basically the raddest Saturday-morning cartoon you'll ever play.

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8.8 / 10.0
Feb 18, 2014

Outside of a few minor annoyances, this is exactly what I was hoping for out of a Strider reboot

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8.5 / 10.0
Feb 17, 2014

Strider takes the best parts of its lineage to heart

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8 / 10
Feb 17, 2014

Strider is a high-speed, acrobatic action game with a hero that's fun to control from the first blade swipe to the final deathblow.

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Feb 18, 2014

This retelling of the original Strider arcade game has a lot of cool moments, but a lack of meaningful challenges holds it back.

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Feb 18, 2014

Sadly, Strider falls somewhat short of the original. Despite its failings, though, it manages to be the best Strider game since that old coin-op. With a little more polish and creativity, this could be the start of something great.

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