Super Rude Bear Resurrection
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Super Rude Bear is a tough-as-nails platformer that gives meaning to your every death and provides a nonstop stream of new challenges from beginning to end.
While it might seem easy to write Super Rude Bear Resurrection off as a 2D platformer that solely wants to make players die a shitload of time, that's hardly fair. Instead, it's much better to look at it as a game that encourages creativity and persistence. There's always a way forward or a secret exit down a hidden path. All you have to do is take a deep breath, keep trying, and maybe die more times than you care to admit.
It feels somewhat churlish being so negative about what is in many ways a professionally put together indie game. Many of my complaints could be patched out – although the graphics would need a severe overhaul to prevent the distractions – and it may well be that 'masocore' fans will click with the controls but, unfortunately, for me they were an insurmountable barrier to my enjoyment of the game. Super Meat Boy keeps the crown for now.
If you love games like Super Meat Boy, be prepared to be blown away by Alex Rose's frantic and challenging gem.
Super Rude Bear Resurrection is a tough platformer with the interesting twist of using your previous failures towards your successful run, but sometimes too slippery platforming, mediocre design and distracting companion take away from what could be a fun romp through a terrible time.
Super Rude Bear Resurrection is a fun and unique entry into a genre that is practically as old as gaming. The use of corpses to help make things easier is executed well, although less skilled players may find themselves fatigued by the constant death. The game actively shakes things up with the obstacles it throws at you, and with a great soundtrack it's easy to recommend this game.
Super Rude Bear Resurrection doesn't treat death as a punishment, but rather as an equalizer to the harsh difficulty.
Super Rude Bear Resurrection is a trial of patience, not only when vying to complete levels without dying, but attempting to get past certain puzzles that can quickly raise the death counter to double digits. Even so, the inclusion of persisting corpses makes the game more accessible, something that I am very thankful for. Honestly, I'd probably never be able to finish the game any other way.
Slippery movement and some unreliable mechanics make Super Rude Bear Resurrection a bit harder than it ought to be for new players, but overall offers good challenge and creative level design.
Expertly designed with a brilliant and unique concept, Super Rude Bear Resurrection kept me hooked even in its latter stages, where the game's flaws started to become more irritating.