de Blob - 2017 Edition
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.
Although the levels and tasks can be quite repetitive, I didn’t find that it was detrimental to my level of entertainment. I tried to be super colorful with my painting, which led to higher scores when finishing a block. If it wasn’t for the lack of autosave at each checkpoint and the wonky jump mechanics, I likely would have score this game a lot higher. The multiplayer is definitely its redeeming element.
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.
All in all, It's amazing to see such a creative and relaxing game make the jump from Wii to Switch. I would possibly make a few changes to cater to those who played the earlier version of the game, but I'm still glad to see it here painting the eShop red.
de Blob is a prime example of a game that has stood the test of time because of both its simplicity and originality.
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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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.
All in all I was very pleasantly surprised by de Blob and its light style and creative play. Even though I wouldn’t consider the vast majority of it challenging, making it pretty ideal for kids, everything still felt fresh and fun along the journey. While I’m hoping the sequel, which I suspect will make it to Switch as well, is able to address some of my relatively minor concerns I’d still consider it a platformer well worth checking out for gamers of all ages and skill levels.
de Blob is a worthy entry onto the Xbox One. The levels are large and challenging, and the various missions to be completed add a welcome layer of complexity. Painting 100% of a level is a real big ask, as there is always an out of reach corner or a tree that you’ll miss. It isn’t the most varied game in the world, but even despite the control issues, there’s enough fun here to keep you playing to finally see Comrade Black get his comeuppance.
Those who have young gamers at home or only played the sequel might want to share the joy of liberating Chroma City one more time.