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Runner 3 is a fun, challenging experience with a weird, charming aesthetic brought down by out-of-date graphics.
A deeply disappointing sequel that devolves from a perfectly judged mix of rhythm action and platforming to an unfairly difficult slog that's not nearly as clever as it thinks it is.
Runner 3 is the most ambitious in the series yet--and also the toughest.
Despite creating two other Runners, Choice Provisions has shown that they're not out of ideas quite yet. Bring on Runner4.
My early impressions of Runner3 were that the original purity of gameplay had been sacrificed in the push for more sophisticated visuals and quirkiness. After a few deaths brought about by perspective transitions, I was starting to feel an unwelcome sense of disappointment. Fortunately, once I got used to these new additions and the classic flow of Runner's gameplay loop got its hooks in me, this initial reticence was forgotten. At its best, Runner3 is the epitome of pure twitch gaming and, as such, is a fantastic addition to the series.
The true heart of Runner3 once again comes down to how well its gameplay suits rhythm game and platforming fans with a knack for perfecting their craft. Getting a Perfect or a Perfect+ on a level involves learning the patterns for its various obstacles — and this is particularly true for the game's three different knight variants — but players truly driven toward perfect runs will have to use their ears to get a feel for when to execute different maneuvers. Every jump to a gold pile or slide beneath a box feels deliberately synced with the music, and finding the groove introduces sometimes-subtle, sometimes-obvious musical cues that help keep the player on track.
Runner3 is a weird, funny game with lots of secrets. And some questionable new features and design choices.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Runner3 will tell you the truth about your gaming skills. Despite of its look that could make you think its a game made for kids, you will need all your reflexes and you will have to be hundred percent focused if you want to have a slight chance of getting to the goal.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Runner3 is reminiscent of the hard as nails games of old, and wants you to play the game over, but it will cause you to lose your temper
Runner3 is an old idea with a fresh coat of paint, but that idea still brings a lot of fun to the table.