Shiny

Rating Summary

Based on 16 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

49

Top Critic Average

0%

Critics Recommend

Based on 16 critic reviews
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56 / 100
Mar 16, 2018

Shiny is an average platforming title that despite its various issues, can result in a fair bit of fun.

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3 / 10.0
Sep 15, 2016

An uninspiring story, bugs and performance issues and frustrating gameplay makes Shiny a game I just cannot recommend for anyone.

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61 / 100
Sep 13, 2016

With breathtakingly haunting audio and some nostalgic gameplay, Shiny is a wordlessly emotional story with a sympathetic hero that has all the potential to be a great experience.

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2.5 / 5.0
Sep 2, 2016

In the end, I can’t help but feel as if Shiny could have been so much better than it ended up being. While its soundtrack does a very solid job of engrossing you in its established world, the aesthetically unpleasing presentation takes away from this emotional adventure. Some sluggish controls can usually be forgiven as well, but when a game relies this much on perfect planning and careful thinking, the gameplay has to be impeccable for it to work accordingly.

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2 / 5.0
Sep 14, 2016

There are always going to be games released that don’t quite meet the high’s you’re led to believe prior to getting rigorously stuck into the depth of gameplay and technical stability underpinning the experience.

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6 / 10.0
Sep 13, 2016

Shiny tries its best with a winning aesthetic and concept, but technical malfunctions and clumsy controls ultimately keep it from being worth most peoples’ time.

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6 / 10.0
Mar 26, 2018

If you're hard up for some old school 2D platforming, and willing to put up with some notable shortcomings, Shiny might do the trick

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70%
Apr 11, 2018

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4 / 10
Sep 11, 2016

There isn’t any wall-jumping, double jumps or any other fancy manoeuvres, just pure precision platforming

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Sep 4, 2016

'Shiny' is very lightweight, too lightweight for its own good, in fact. It wants to tap into the ongoing retro platform revival that's so popular in the indie scene, but is a clunky, clumsy imitation without many redeeming qualities.

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