Super Lucky's Tale
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Super Lucky's Tale is a very predictable 3D platformer. It checks all the boxes it needs to while drawing heavily on the genre's tentpole titles. Due to that derivative nature in conjunction with the title's very low difficulty and padded progression, Super Lucky's Tale is a hesitant recommendation, and only for the hardcore platformer fan. There is some laid-back fun here, but nothing about this title pushes the envelope in any substantial way, and won't be supremely appealing to a non-fan of the genre.
Lucky is adorable and his world is full of wonder, but the lack of diverse controller options along with poor camera handling make this game less than excellent.
Super Lucky's Tale is a frustration-free experience that holds your attention for as long as it lasts. The Controls are damn near perfect, the Visuals are pretty to look at and the soundtrack is uplifting. This is a game you don't want to miss out on no matter your age, but the youngest among us will get the most fun out of it. If only it had just a bit more content to make for a longer lifespan…
Super Lucky’s Tale might not reach the heights of Super Mario Odyssey, but it is still a wonderful experience. With Microsoft lacking exclusives, Super Lucky’s Tale is a good place to begin a new era of Xbox-only games.
Super Lucky's Tale is designed for a very particular audience and for a very particular purpose, and manages to pull that off with flair - but it'll alienate anyone outside of that.
Ultimately, Super Lucky’s Tale is too conservative to be much more than good, especially when combined with some of its more questionable design choices.
Who could be interested by Super Lucky's Tale ? Without its VR feature, Playful's last game seem to just be. Experienced players will not find anything worth the time in this basic plateformer which cannot properly copy any mechanics of the genre. And with its irritating controls, it clearly is not suited for children. Too bad, because its colorful levels had some good ideas here and then.
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Super Lucky’s Tale is an incredible looking game with the gameplay to match. The gang at Playful Corp. have put out a family friendly, yet challenging game with lots to look at, loads to do, enough collectables to keep you entertained for hours.
In the end, it’s difficult to see the point of Super Lucky’s Tale from either a commercial or critical point of view. If you (or your children) haven’t played the games that Super Lucky’s Tale bowerbirds, there’s no compelling reason to not be playing those instead (beyond, perhaps, their availability on Xbox and PC). If you have, there’s hardly enough here to justify your time, money, or emotional integrity. At best, it’s a sugary, adequate if frequently flawed distraction. At worst, it’s a morose void belching an existential crisis, poorly concealing the frantic absurdity of all existence beneath its irreverent cartoon veneer.