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Alteric

Rating Summary

Based on 10 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

50

Top Critic Average

30%

Critics Recommend

Based on 10 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Oct 11, 2017
PCJul 13, 2016
PlayStation VitaOct 11, 2017

Developers: Sometimes You, goonswarm

Publisher: EVGENIY KOLPAKOV T

Genre: Platformer

You are alone. Are you lonely? You're lost. Or stuck? Somewhere...but where? And most importantly, who are you? ONLY YESTERDAY YOU WERE A MAN. TODAY EVERYTHING HAS CHANGED. YOU DIED. But your soul is still there. It’s a piece of light energy trapped in the alien space between two worlds. ALTERIC A single player 2D-platformer Bright minimalistic graphics "Roast your ass" gameplay with physics, gravity and logic 2 interconnected parallel worlds A variety of obstacles and dangerous bosses Atmospheric soundtrack In-game achievements
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Alteric - PlayStation 4 / PlayStation Vita Release Trailer (1080p)

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The between light and dark and the colors of the two worlds do make the game visually appealing. Unfortunately, the lack of content and the game's physics make this title a hard one to recommend. One particularly difficult stage took me over 200 tries, and almost had me break my Switch in two; maybe the Dark Souls comparison is apt after all.

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Tracey
7 / 10
PS4Blog.net

If you're the type of person who, for example, loves to 100% game such as Super Meat Boy, then Alteric is one release that will certainly scratch that “want to play a challenging but not unfair game” itch. Can you make it to the end? Will you manage to unlock the Platinum trophy? Let us know in the comments below!

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Alteric probably is going to fall by the wayside when it's all said and done. Which is a bit unfortunate. It has potential and if you give it a chance it's a good way to kill a few hours with a challenging platformer if you're into that kind of thing.

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Alteric had the potential to be a good alternative to the difficult platforming genre. However, the various issues that rise up, from "sliding" off during intricate platforming sections, to respawning on top of a boss for another immediate death, can be very annoying.

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