Stranger Things 3: The Game
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BonusXP has taken the hit Netflix series and crafted a fun, yet at times frustrating, pixelated adventure game. Some of the boss battles can really try your patience, and limits on recovery items (medkits and Coke) certainly don’t help matters as you push toward the final episode. On the flip side, there are all kinds of hidden areas to return to and explore further; even if I haven’t seen a percentage log, there’s just something about knowing you’ve 100% cleared a game.
Throughout his lifetime, I have introduced my technological spoiled Generation Z son who has grown up on blockbuster movie quality games like the modern day sequels to Halo and Call of Duty to the more simpler Time Pilot, Pac Man, Defender, the arcade, Atari and ColecoVision games I grew up with. He often placates me with a polite…That’s cool, dad!..before turning on his game console with its 4K resolution and Dolby sound. What he doesn’t understand is that there is often beauty in simplicity. What really matters always is not the graphics or the sound but how fun a game is to play in the first place. The 16-bit art style, the gameplay, the cut-scenes, even the music makes Stranger Things 3: The Game a perfect sequel to those adventure games of the past. If you grew up with them as I did, you will appreciate Stranger Things 3: The Game on a far higher and different level than someone who might not have still, if you are a fan of the series and adventure gaming in general, just living out, playing out those famous scenes may be worth the $19.99 bargain price tag.
Overall, Stranger Things 3: The Game is a nice addition to the Nintendo Switch library of games, and fills the void of good, inexpensive beat- 'em-up games that were previously missing on the platform. That being said, the game was designed with hardcore fans of the series in-mind, which will differentiate it's value to some. As mentioned previously, it does emphasize a lot of fanfare, but its beat-'em-up combat is some of the best on the Switch, making it a must-own for any beat-'em-up fan.
Stranger Things 3 has taken over the pop culture world like it always does when a new season hits Netflix. If you've binged it already and need more, the console game is a fun adaptation worth any fan's time.
Stranger Things 3 The Game is a wonderful return to the series in 16bit glory.
Stranger Things 3: The Game proved to be a much more mature and complex title than what could have been expected.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Stranger Things 3: The Game don`t take any new approach in terms of gameplay and has some problem with his animations, but delivers entertaining 16-Bit retrofun with a strong emphasis on the story of the current season and invites you thanks to the well-made gameplay to a session with or without your friends. Fans of the series or classics like Zombies Ate my Neighbors or The Chaos Engine should take a look at this title, but also should bring previous knowledge from the series with them to get the most out of it.
Review in German | Read full review
Stranger Things 3: The Game is not a groundbreaking effort by any stretch, however it does great justice to one of the best TV shows of the past decade and throws a surprisingly sizeable and robust retro action puzzler into the bargain, and sometimes, that'll all you need.
Stranger Things 3: The Game is an entertaining experience, especially for the fans of the TV Show, and while the first half of it is kind of boring and repetitive, it'll recover in the second half with some good Beat'em Up gameplay.
Review in Persian | Read full review
The Stranger Things 3 game delivers a fun, yet exact to the show experience.