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ICEY is a nice little adventure that blends in some great combat with a fourth wall breaking adventure and excellent visuals.
If you’re looking for something challenging and a little different to lose yourself in for a few hours, ICEY is super cool. Puns absolutely intended.
ICEY is a fun 2D side-scroller with fast fluid gameplay. The story isn't the most revolutionary, but the narrator makes it interesting. Disobeying the narrator and the resulting encounters are funny, clever, and easily worth the time. If nothing else, the 4th wall breaks make ICEY what it is.
ICEY is not the worst game with a good soundtrack, fast battles and odd storytelling, which suffers from monotony, stupid plot and many minor problems. If you're interested in the genre, then you can try it, but only at a reduced price.
Review in Russian | Read full review
ICEY is a biting commentary on the entire medium of games. Beneath a solid 2D action game lies one of the most interesting titles I've had the pleasure of playing. It's a game that isn't afraid to take risks, and managed to constantly surprise me despite pulling off the ridiculous several times prior. Everyone who considers themselves a “gamer,” should play ICEY, and then sit down to think about its message.
ICEY IS a neat idea, that admittedly, probably won't be for everyone. What does beat at the heart of ICEY, is a perfectly acceptable action game with fluid visuals, style and energy. All of which contains an interesting twist on the experience.
Battling your way through screens of mechanical enemies to reach the final boss won't take very much time at all, but exploring the compact yet detailed world around you is enjoyable. Hidden are some thought-provoking snippets of narrative that touch on the hardships of developing games, for example, and the clever delivery of its storytelling is, at times, ingenious. However, the simplistic approach to battle and a confusing and convoluted story plot could prove bothersome for some who are looking for something a little more in-depth. ICEY does, however, succeed in providing quick, tight blasts of fun that's sure to please fans of the genre that are looking for something a little different.
ICEY brings to the Nintendo Switch a fun and engaging mix of platforms and RPG along with a very compelling combat system. As if that was not enough, the interaction between the player and the narrator is nothing short of amazing and despite Icey's rather short lifespan, the bickering with the narration and its incessant instructions more than makes up for the game's length.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
This Switch port is non-offensive, but several of the coding and error window effects were definitely intended for PC. Still, ICEY is fine. If you are seeking a short, functional, and fundamentally different experience, then you will find a lot to love. If you want a traditional story, a long adventure, or lots of action-packed gameplay, then search elsewhere.
Icey is a fun action packed little indie game that isn’t afraid to get weird.