Almost There: The Platformer

The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild, Bony Yousuf

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
75
Top Critic Average
80%
Critics Recommend
Based on 5 critic reviews
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Almost There: The Platformer

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Based on 5 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

80%

Critics Recommend

Based on 5 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Feb 19, 2019
Xbox OneFeb 19, 2019
PCFeb 19, 2019
Nintendo SwitchFeb 21, 2019

Developers: The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild, Bony Yousuf

Genres: Puzzle, Action

Sprint between saw blades while dodging homing missiles. Duck under lasers while the floor crumbles beneath you. Almost There was designed specifically for fans of the hardcore platforming genre - you've been warned. 100% Dexterity Platforming Almost There provides uninterrupted platforming awesomeness. Hours and Hours of Gameplay With over 150 stages and timed challenges, Almost There will kill you thousands of times. Spikes, Saws, Lasers, Missiles, Oh My! Everything in Almost There is designed to kill you. Enjoy. CREATED FOR PLATFORMER FANS -- BY PLATFORMER FANS

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Almost There: The Platformer takes a stripped-down approach to enemies and level design and adds a twist: while gravity can kill you, it only has limited power over your movement. It subverts the jumping puzzle game and manages to meld it with a fun brainteaser because the designers realize that a real-world motion (the joystick) doesn't have to play by real world rules.

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Needless to say, if you’re after a hardcore platformer that will keep you on the edge of your seat well into the early hours of the morning, Almost There: The Platformer will do the trick.

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It's competent and well-made but ultimately uninspired. This is a game you will have fun with and then completely forget about. There are better platformers on Switch, but this one is worth a look if you feel the need to test yourself every time you see a gap or spikes that beg to be jumped over.

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Yet there is a lot to love about Almost There’s back to basics gameplay and slick control scheme. You’ll need the patience of a saint to complete the game but it’s worth it.

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