I loved my time with Clustertruck. While its premise might be simple, there’s plenty of depth and lots of replay value in this arcade-style release. The rush you get from landing that final jump that takes you over the finish line, or the feeling you get when you are launched sky high after grabbing onto a truck’s back and jumping just right, is highly addictive and will keep you coming back for more. So if you’re looking for an action-packed PlayStation 4 release, I hope that my Clustertruck review has shown you why this is a great game to add to your collection.
I would compare Clustertruck to a good Monty Python sketch: incredibly silly, beautifully charming and wonderfully crafted
Clustertruck is an endorphin rush. While some of the rules at play feel too erratic and the visuals aren't quite the most exciting thing in the world, it seems almost frugal complaining about it. It's not really the point. The point is you have stepped into a traffic jam turned maelstrom, and it's fun to mess around in it.
There's no doubt that my capacity to enjoy Clustertruck was affected by the lack of an invert Y axis option but really, how difficult is it to add something like that? If you play games the "normal" way, you might like Clustertruck a bit more than I did but even then, I'd imagine its novelty value would soon wear off and quickly be replaced by repeated feelings of frustration.
ClusterTruck is perhaps a more fitting name than does the game itself any good.
Clustertruck does many things right. If you like the trailer, you'll enjoy the game. The controls are somewhat wobbly at first but with enough patience you'll surely have a lot of fun. Unfortunately the game is kinda short so it's best to wait for a sale.
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Clustertruck starts well and promising, but the level of fun starts to drop as the stages go by, reaching a point where it becomes more irritating than fun. The premise, however, is interesting, and it's possible to get a better enjoyment of the game playing it in small sessions.
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This might easily be one of the most absurd titles on the Switch thus far but by balancing platforming physics puzzles with intense first-person arcade action, Clustertruck is highly recommended.
While there’s no doubt that Clustertruck can be an extremely aggravating experience at times the good news is that while failure often comes quickly you’ll also then be right back in the action. I think if there were a longer delay as everything reset itself the frustration would kick in much harder but since you’re pretty well immediately back in place to take another shot the game doesn’t give you much time to sulk. Then, when you finally do manage to pull off an insane series of jumps and moves, the feeling of accomplishment is quite exhilarating and not quite like anything else I’ve played on the system. If you’re down for something a bit unorthodox and fresh I easily would recommend giving it a chance.
Clustertruck is a great, inspired idea. That idea never makes a proper translation from the theoretical to the practical, however.
Clustertruck is a simple idea but a really entertaining one. What it lacks in depth or missing features, it makes up for in sheer laughter – every attempted run a mash-up of drunkenly driven trucks, unexpected situations and death-defying risks. Snappy, exciting and sometimes frustrating, Clustertruck is a welcome addition to the eShop library and has me eager to see what publisher TinyBuild has in store for Switch owners next.
Other than causing a few headaches here and there, it does its job in providing a fun past time enough to challenge your fingers at the keys.
It may be simple, yet challenging at the same time, but Clustertruck is highly enjoyable.
An offbeat twist on a gameplay classic, Clustertruck is brilliantly bonkers, and a lot of fun.
Clustertruck is a solid package that can be unappealing to those who are uninterested by the concept. But if you're willing to look past its flaws, it's a solid product that’ll last you a varying amount of platforming fun.
Overall, though, as a lover of both difficult platformers and the aforementioned trucks-in-games philosophy, I found myself smiling wide about what Clustertruck does right. It’s a no-nonsense, no-frills approach to skill-based gaming, and conquering even one of its many themed worlds is sure to make you feel comfortable with your purchase.
A fun puzzle game that is hindered by problematic controls (especially on a controller) which cause unjust failures.
ClusterTruck isn't a complicated game. The formula has been around since games began: avoid obstacles and reach the goal. The interpretation that ClusterTruck delivers is interesting and fun to play, but can be quite short lived.
The frustrating chain of trial and error will bring about a swift choice to give up on this strange platformer, more so because the game suffers from a serious case of incompleteness, reflected in multiple glitches and falls through the textures. Add to that sometimes unpredictable command behavior and we get a complete package, ready to be avoided while we dedicate our time to something else.
A game with simple yet challenging gameplay, however, it is a bit too repetitive.