Exception

Traxmaster Software

Fair Man
OpenCritic Rating
72
Top Critic Average
67%
Critics Recommend
Based on 15 critic reviews
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Exception

Rating Summary

Based on 15 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

67%

Critics Recommend

Based on 15 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Aug 14, 2019
Xbox OneAug 13, 2019
PCAug 12, 2019
Nintendo SwitchAug 13, 2019

Developer: Traxmaster Software

Exception is a combat platformer set inside a computer system which has been hijacked by a totalitarian virus. A lone member of the system must step up to lead the resistance and battle against this brutal regime. Expertly combine razor sharp reflexes with elaborate attacks to topple the virus and restore freedom. A NEW APPROACH TO PLATFORMING Two-dimensional action in a three-dimensional world. Entire levels transform to reveal new challenges and opportunities. Explore distant areas exposed by the shifting environment. Each level is an elaborate puzzle that unfolds as you progress. SYNTHWAVE SOUNDTRACK A soundtrack assembled from the very best Synthwave artists. Enjoy nearly two-hours of Synthwave tracks from artists including Kalax and Waveshaper It's the perfect complement to Exception's retro-futuristic aesthetic. CHALLENGE THE LEADERBOARDS Compete for the best time on your favorite levels through more than 800 Steam leaderboards. Employ diverse play-styles to top specific leaderboards. Compete for the best combat time by destroying all enemies or try for a great pacifist time by leaving your enemies unharmed. ILLUSTRATED STORY The story of Exception told across 17 illustrated cutscenes. Learn about the system collapse and subsequent power vacuum that gave rise to a fascist virus. Join a gang of four misfit software threads in their journey to overthrow the brutal regime and restore freedom to the system. UPGRADE YOUR CHARACTER TO UNLEASH SPECIAL ATTACKS Execute a variety of special attacks and string together creative combinations to maximize your destruction. Collect hidden artifacts to purchase attack upgrades and push the limits of your destruction. DYNAMIC BONUS SYSTEM Chain multiple airborne attacks to earn time bonuses. Harness your creativity to uncover the fastest level routes with the most bonus potential. Aggressive attack strategies yield the highest bonuses.

Exception is a Tron-like visual feast, full of inventive and dynamic action platforming that's as satisfying as it is stylish.

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Exception almost wound up being exceptional, but unfortunately is broken enough to warrant steering clear of until things are fixed

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PlayStation Universe

Sebastian Hawden
7.5 / 10.0
PlayStation Universe

Exception is a fast, fluid skill based platformer that is a lot of fun. The quick levels never get repetitive and have a lot of variety to them, while the stellar audiovisual presentation never fails to impress. Unfortunately, the flow is broken up by needless bosses but thankfully they are few and far between.

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Sadly, there’s no way to know what life in a computer is actually like. Exception does a damn fine job of imagining it, though

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