de Blob - 2017 Edition

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8 / 10.0
May 2, 2017

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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TheSixthAxis

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7 / 10
Dec 7, 2017

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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8 / 10.0
Jun 28, 2018

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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6 / 10.0
Nov 17, 2017

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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70 / 100
Aug 15, 2018

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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7 / 10
Nov 19, 2017

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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Ken McKown

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7 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2017

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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8 / 10
Jun 27, 2018

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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8 / 10.0
Jul 16, 2018

Ten years after its initial release, De Blob still holds up. If you were lucky enough to have played it on Wii it is certainly worth a second look. Players who have never played De Blob should take the time to play.

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8 / 10
May 13, 2017

Creative and colourful are two words that perfectly sums up both the spirit and gameplay of de Blob. It is refreshing to enter a more open 3D platformer in which there are several ways to proceed through, rather than going on a preset route, or fail doing so. The challenges are neatly balanced with the rewards, and the way it is possible to instantly retry something without any requirements to do so means that even the more difficult challenges feels fair and rewarding rather than punishing. If looking for a game that plays with you rather than against you, this is a warm recommendation.

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