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Flipping Death is a flipping great spiritual successor to Stick it to the Man. There are plenty of undead characters to help crossover, a load of challenges for the possessed living to participate in, and countless laughs to have whilst listening to the hilariously twisted humour the game throws at you. Zoink Games have improved on every aspect of the game which was present in SittM in order to bring us yet another awesome adventure-puzzle platformer. The physics are a bit wobbly but everything else in the puzzle platforming adventure game is as solid as a rock.
Overall, Flipping Death is an outstanding title that is among the most outright entertaining games I’ve played. Rather than use its humor as a crutch to prop up some convoluted puzzles and messy gameplay elements it instead tackles those issues with care and what I think is a great new direction others should look to emulate. If you like a good laugh, even if Adventure games typically don’t work for you, you owe it to yourself to check it out.
Personally I felt that I lost a little something in the process by doing so. In the end though, it all depends on the experience players find most desirable. All what matters is this though: Flipping Death is an adventure game everyone can enjoy.
Flipping Death is not only one of the best indie games on the Nintendo Switch, it's one of the best games on Nintendo's hybrid console, period. If you're a fan of Zoink Games then this is a no-brainer, but if you have yet to try some of their great releases, then you can't go wrong with making Flipping Death your first purchase from Zoink Games.
Flipping Death does share plenty of DNA with Stick it to the Man! - ranging from the floatiness of its platforming to the ability to read the minds of other characters - but that doesn't stop it from being a far superior offering in almost every way. We're still not quite sure why Death is possessing the souls of the living and sorting out the loose ends of the dead, but it makes for a memorable black-humoured adventure that deserves to haunt your Nintendo Switch immediately.
Zoink is on a fliptastic roll, Fe was great and now Flipping Death is another huge success. The art designers and visual talent from the Swedish developer is remarkable!
Flipping Death, like Stick it to the Man! before it, is an excellent game that you should definitely buy on PlayStation 4. It's great art style, fun soundtrack, solid gameplay mechanics and humorous writing make this a must-have game on Sony's home console.
If you liked Stick It To The Man! then you’ll absolutely love Zoink Games’ Flipping Death, a fun adventure and puzzle game that will remind you of the good old days of the genre.
Due to its unique artistic style, professional voice acting and its remarkable world and characters, Flipping Death has found a distinct identity in the adventure genre. nowadays it's really hard to make people laugh but Flipping Death with the intelligent use of common jokes and combining them with game's weird characters has successfully managed to pull that off!
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Fun from start to finish. Light-hearted humour with a grim twist that provides for hours upon hours of gaming enjoyment. Proclaimed by Zoink Games as their “Spiritual successor to our well-received game Stick it To The Man!”, Flipping Death shares a very similar art style, whilst taking a completely new gameplay direction. An adventure game based on platforming puzzle solving progression that will challenge you with every chapter you progress through whilst leaving you with a strong sense of accomplishment (or frustration depending on how quickly you figure out the games mechanics). At the time of this review no release date has been announced.
Flipping Death is one of the alternatives of modern puzzle adventures that most resemble the classic quirkiness of LucasArts games, bringing in my opinion even funnier and more absurd situations that such classics while also achieving to be less obtuse with their puzzles resolutions. If you enjoyed the spirit of those games and also Stick It to the Man, you more than likely will have a lot of fun with Flipping Death as well.
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The spiritual successor to the fantastic Stick It To The Man trades simple mind-reading for full mind control, as filling in for the grim reaper proves to be a hilariously good time
Zoink Games still has the touch, and Flipping Death is the living proof of it. An original game with plenty of platforming/puzles that may entertain you while it lasts, even with its minor problems.
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If you like your games with an offbeat sense of humour and plenty of personality, Flipping Death comes recommended. Its central game design hook of flipping between life and death makes for an interesting world to navigate and puzzles to solve, and its characters are so oddball and endearing you'll want to hear every conversation in full, not to mention find out how it all ends.
Zoink’s latest IP sure knows how to convince players that death isn’t something (or someone) to be afraid of. If you still are, however, then you can always just muster your confidence and run around… Flipping Death.
Flipping Death is a worthy successor to Stick it to the Man and takes many of the elements from its predecessor to make for an even better experience. The premise of controlling Death and finding out the fate of certain humans is an interesting one and the art style gives the game its own unique personality, but it can also be divisive for others.
A morbidly amusing narrative in the background of a facetious universe, along with hilarious characters and their puzzling torments, Flipping Death undoubtedly transpires coherence as an adventure game, proving that the genre still belongs to the world of the livings.
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Zoink has been branching out on their styling a little bit. Both the recently released Fe and upcoming VR game Ghost Giant are a bit of a departure, but their flat, cardboard-styled worlds and laugh-out-loud writing are what I will always know the studio for. Flipping Death is Zoink continuing to polish that formula and correct the balance of compelling gameplay and dialogue. It's visually striking, earns its laughs, and gives plenty of reasons to re-explore both the living and dead sides of Penny Doewood's little town. It might still lean a little heavily on its dialogue, but it never does so in a way that feels like it takes away from the game being played. You might just find Zoink's latest to be worth dying for.
Flipping Death is more than clever, you come away from it feeling like a mad scientist of pop up books and although the ending leaves some questions - you hope that just means you'll see Penny again in her next life.
Penny is a over-the-top goth wannabee that gets a little too zealous about Halloween and is fired from her funeral home job. She then goes to hang out with her boyfriend in a cemetery before falling through a crypt, bashing her body on a rock, and dies - thereby meeting Death himself. Badly in need of a vacation, Death mistakes Penny for his replacement and she becomes the harbinger of doom, helping dead folks get settled into their newfound lives.
A hilarious 2.5D platformer which will have you wanting to play on due to the fantastic characters, solid storyline and first-rate voice acting. Flipping Death has a good mix of puzzles but is slightly let down by its somewhat forced platforming sections.
Flipping Death is similar to its spiritual predecessor in many ways. It has a lovely aesthetic that never gets old and a type of silly humour that seems to have become a trademark for the developer. While the platforming is a lot more fun, the physics based mechanics rubbed me the wrong way and I didn’t care much for revisiting the same level (and possessing the same characters) over and over. It’s still an enjoyable game for a single runthrough and one that I would recommend for fans of the genre.
If you can get past some of Flipping Death's jank, you will find a hilarious comedy game to you'll want to see through. It liked the visuals and characters so much that I always wanted to see what or who Flipping Death would have me processes or do next. If the idea sounds interesting to you or the art style catches your eye, you'll likely enjoy the game. Others will probably be turned off by the glitches and platforming sections.
Flipping Death isn't the grandest 2.5D experience you'll play in 2018, but it does offer a fun account of the trials and tribulations of being both alive and dead. And with a fantastic cast of characters on hand to deliver quality and humorous dialogue, a laugh is never too far away. It's more than worth a look if you like what you see, just don't expect anything too special.
On the whole, Flipping Death delivers a creative idea that will satisfy for a little while as you have fun possessing weird people, working out which one’s the key to progression and, of course, literally becoming Death himself
However, it had some pretty big shoes to fill, and it left me slightly wanting. I really hope this isn't the last we see of this universe, and I'd love to eventually get a direct sequel to Ray's adventures from the original, but this serves as a wonderful appetizer in the meantime. If you're looking for some low stakes, goofy fun, you could do far worse.