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de Blob - 2017 Edition

BlitWorks, THQ Nordic, Blue Tongue Entertainment
Apr 27, 2017 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
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OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

48%

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Destructoid
8 / 10
Areajugones
8 / 10
TheSixthAxis
7 / 10
IGN Spain
6 / 10
GamingTrend
70 / 100
ZTGD
7 / 10
Push Square
7 / 10
Nintendo Life
8 / 10
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Critic Reviews for de Blob - 2017 Edition

Years later De Blob feels like a worthwhile experiment. It hits the ground running with its likable tone and doesn't really let up with its no-strings-attached sandbox approach. Ironically after seeing the landscape so packed with open world busywork since its retirement, it's a welcome respite.

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De Blob is a port that has been meticulously taken care of. It allows for better visuals in a platformer that, even nowadays, remains as a reference of the genre.

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TheSixthAxis

Steve C
7 / 10
TheSixthAxis

All in all, de Blob is a welcome remaster and will hopefully lead to those who avoided the Wii version enjoying a fun and vibrant platformer. The sequel was released as a multiplatform title, so it's possible that some may be looking backwards to the series' origins. The game itself still holds up in comparison to its sequel, though it doesn't have the enjoyable 2D sections. If you're after a splash of colour to illuminate the dark winter nights, de Blob is a good place to go.

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The years don't go in vain. de Blob was a game certainly revolutionary in 2008 for its mixture of physics and colour. Nowadays, it does not surprise and it ends up being repetitive.

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While it definitely shows its age visually, De Blob's Switch version is still a wonderful time for those that have been fans of the game or to newcomers of the quirky platformer. Its wonderful sandbox style and marvelous soundtrack will make for a good experience if you can overlook some of the presentation issues within.

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De Blob is a solid title that feels good to return to. Why they remastered the original as opposed to the sequel seems like a weird choice, but for those that never had a Wii it is a good pickup. It might get swallowed during this time of year, but I recommend giving it a look once things settle down a bit.

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Somehow, de Blob still feels contemporary, and it'll cheer you up if this year's other 3D platformer efforts have left you feeling blue.

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It may well be almost ten years old, but de Blob is still a very welcome addition to the Switch's library. It is by no means perfect, with several camera and control issues and a slight sense of repetition dragging the game down somewhat, but it makes up for these problems with colour, creativity, and fun. From the Minion-style cutscenes to the adorable, "yays," from rescued residents, we can see kids and big kids having a great time here.

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