Ginger: Beyond the Crystal Reviews

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6.9 / 10.0
Nov 5, 2016

Ginger: Beyond the Crystal is a very good plattforming game that has the essence of the classics and aims to entertain both kids and grown-ups.

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6.8 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2016

A game that brings us back to the old times, when we only had to jump and enjoy every level. Unfortunately it's not up to date on modern game mechanics and visual.

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Justin Celani
Top Critic
6.5 / 10.0
Oct 27, 2016

I have been having a great time with Ginger Beyond the Crystal, warts and all. It’s got a lot of little issues or oddities, but it hard charm and heart, and at the center of it all is a decent platforming title.

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65 / 100
Nov 2, 2016

Despite its flaws, Ginger: Beyond the Crystal is still enjoyable to play, with a great soundtrack and inspired moments from some of gaming’s biggest games.

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7.5 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2016

Ginger: Beyond the Crystal is an "anthology" game, which bases its game design on the collection of the most common mechanics that have marked the history and evolution of the platform genre.

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2 / 10
Nov 29, 2017

The uninspired visuals, clunky gameplay and vastly inferior porting process to the Switch make Ginger: Beyond the Crystal an easily forgotten adventure; it certainly won't be missed.

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4 / 10.0
Dec 10, 2016

Ginger: Beyond the Crystal is little more than a time-waster that will forever stand in the shadows of the classics it tries to emulate and the modern successes it attempts to model itself after.

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GameSpew
Top Critic
6 / 10
Nov 5, 2016

It may not offer much of a challenge or much in the way of innovation, but Ginger: Beyond the Crystal is a decent way to pass a few hours if you’re hankering for a new old-school platformer.

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Cubed3
Top Critic
6 / 10
Feb 24, 2017

Ginger: Beyond the Crystal is great, but whether you'll like it comes down to whether or not you're okay never feeling challenged. Once the basics are down, it's the same experience throughout. While there's definitely some technical issues, it's still a solid title any fan of 3D platformers should take a crack at - but if you need a game that will evolve as you progress, this isn't going to scratch that itch.

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Harvard L.
Top Critic
Nov 22, 2016

This is a game which tries to sell itself on its mechanics, but by constraint of budget, platform and other resources can’t quite live up to the game it wants to be.

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3 / 10
Apr 27, 2018

Ginger: Beyond the Crystal is a prime example of underestimating a genre and throwing in a half-baked port to gain some extra money. It is a near broken title with zero flow between balanced gameplay and out of the factory polishing.

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6 / 10.0
Nov 7, 2016

Ginger: Beyond the Crystal tries to revisit the golden age of Rare-style 3D platforming but instead falls a bit short of the mark due to a lack of depth and engagement.

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75%
Jan 9, 2018

Overall, Ginger: Beyond the Crystal is a fun and colorful collect-a-thon platformer with plenty of things to do during your adventure.

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7.7 / 10.0
Oct 27, 2016

Complaints aside, Ginger: Beyond the Crystal does a great job of bringing back the classic 3D platformer.

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Oct 27, 2016

Ginger: Beyond the Crystal may be the best 3D platformer available on the Xbox One currently, but this says more about the state of the genre as opposed to the actual game. Aside from the incredibly frustrating checkpoint glitch though, I did have fun with this game and the nostalgia was cranked up high. For fans of any of the aforementioned games, you will find something you like here.

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6.9 / 10.0
Oct 28, 2016

Ginger: Beyond the Crystal borgt sich von den richtigen Spielen Ideen aus, scheitert aber so ziemlich überall in der Umsetzung. Egal ob in Sachen Performance, Story, Kreativität oder auch Gameplay: Es fehlt bei dem Adventure leider an allen Ecken und Enden. Außer einer für das Genre gelungenen Steuerung und kleinen Lichtblicken im Gameplay, bleibt leider wenig positiv über Ginger zum sagen. Wer einen simplen Platformer für seine Kinder oder einfach für zwischendurch sucht, wird zumindest einige Stunden unterhalten werden.

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40%
Nov 2, 2016

Ginger is a platformer that has so much potential to be a good game, but unfortunately due to terrible camera angles and glitchy/repetitive gameplay, Ginger falls short of being average.

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6.5 / 10.0
Oct 24, 2016

All in all, Ginger: Beyond The Crystal is a competent 3D platformer, bringing with it all the nostalgia you’d want for games of the time, whilst also bringing some of the gameplay quirks that are likely to frustrate. As a relatively cheap stop-gap between now and Yooka-Laylee, you could definitely do a lot worse.

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6 / 10.0
Nov 24, 2017

Ginger: Beyond the Crystal isn’t necessarily a bad game, it just struggles to work very well in most areas. In general it is all light-hearted and fun, it just feels like it needed a bit more time and expertise to help fully realize its potential. If you come in understanding its shortcomings it should be a reasonably enjoyable experience though.

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