Sigi - A Fart for Melusina
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There is some enjoyment to be had in Sigi – A Fart for Melusina, but that fun quickly dissipates when you begin to feel like an unstoppable force in every level, including boss stages. Searching for hidden caves and grabbing a few hard to reach items definitely adds entertainment value, but the brief 20 level experience is made even shorter by a serious lack of truly fulfilling gameplay.
Imagine, for a brief, painful moment that Sigi: A Fart for Melusina is an actual fart. What kind of fart would it be? Luckily, it's not one of those disgusting, watery-ones - sadly, it's not one of those glorious, last-night-I-ate-like-a-bison, volume turned-to-11 ones either. This generic action-platformer is just a boring, scentless, barely heard fart… and not even a funny one.
Overall is Sigi – A Fart for Melusina a good game, well that's debatable. It's easy with some tougher bosses and can be completed quickly. That being said $5 on the eShop, so that does dictate what you are getting. If you are looking for a Ghosts 'n Goblins like (although way less difficult), then this could be worth your $5.
But if you were even vaguely interested in this game, I'd recommend it. It's fun to play and not a huge commitment, so you can indulge in a little platforming for an hour.
The absolute bare minimum of effort was put into Sigi – A Fart of Melusina. The game is uninspired, and there are countless other platformers that would be a better use of your time.
Sigi: A Fart for Melusina is a short but charming game on Nintendo Switch that you're going to get a kick out of playing. The game's pixel art style and its music will send you back to an old-school era, with the refinements you'd expect from a 21st-century game. While you can play the game docked on the big screen, I think it plays and feels better when enjoyed in handheld mode, and since it's only 20 levels long, it's the perfect game for you to play on the go. I have no real complaints about the game other than I wish there were more levels to play, so hopefully the team works on a sequel!
Some might admire the fact that Sigi doesn't linger, but with a difficulty level that stays low and doesn't ramp up until the very last boss fight, there just won't be enough here for most players to justify a purchase.
If you want to play an inexpensive and brief 2D platformer while having a few laughs then Sigi: A Fart for Melusina is worth a download.
Sigi: A Fart for Melusina is a fun, funny and addictive game, but not without several issues that sometimes worsen the experience. Its aesthetics and soundtrack are so well-made that it seems like the developers "forgot" to work on other important aspects. If the game had more worlds or stages and the bosses were more balanced, maybe it could become one of the best indie games of the year.
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