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Even if they were giving it away, I don't understand why anyone would sacrifice their time to play such a basic yet frustrating exercise in tedium.
There are a fair quantity of levels in Midnight Deluxe, the bad aiming glitch and simplistic randomness make this a weak title.
Midnight Deluxe might not have the most common concept but its competent control systems and visual environment will help bridging that. Unfortunately its experience never feels completely right, as its difficulty level is too forced on the player and the game becomes repetitive all too quickly and will have a hard time in motivating its players to keep trying.
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Midnight Deluxe wants to come across as a calm and relaxing game and tries its very best to do so. Unfortunately, it suffers from some fiddly controls and an over reliance on luck rather than a well-placed shot
Despite appearances, Midnight Deluxe is a completely different game to 36 Fragments of Midnight before it. While it's a solid enough casual golf game, however, it lacks the precise control, generous level design and joyful spirit of the best examples of the genre.
Midnight Deluxe shouldn't be ignored as a solid puzzler with levels that will stump you for quite a while.
Midnight Deluxe needed more; more levels, more variation, a better control system – why can’t I aim with the stick and use a moving power meter that requires button presses, like a golf game? Yes, the game looks gorgeous. I’m clapping for the designer, each level, while similar, does look lovely in a dark and bleak way. It’s atmospheric and spooky, made from a palette of blues and greyscale. Games like this are wonderfully simple, which makes them incredibly accessible, in the right circumstances, but they often need more depth. This is one of those games.
All things considered for the pretty low asking price Midnight Deluxe isn’t too bad a game if this sort of experience is what you’re looking for. It will certainly take some time to get through all of the game’s 70 levels, and if you choose to go back and be efficient to earn 3 stars on every level (though I don’t see where that would be appealing), you could obviously extend its life further. Considering the previous iteration of Midnight on the Switch this is a far better implemented and polished, even if a bit bland.
Midnight Deluxe is a very good example of a developer taking elements of a game that already exists and reworking them into something much better than the original. Almost everything you see on screen will look familiar to those who’ve played 36 Fragments of Midnight but it hardly matters when the game play is so utterly divorced from its predecessor. This is an atmospheric, relaxing and surprisingly enjoyable game about shooting a box into a hole.
Midnight Deluxe is a simple puzzle game that will bring you quick completion for a low price. If not for music and sound, it's worth to buy if because of that.
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