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Fenix Rage is hand crafted out of a gaming-phobe's worst nightmare. With a facade that looks cute and accessible, it will come off as a calculative abusive experience for anyone with shaky play skills.
Green Lava Studios, a three-man team from Costa Rica, has made an incredibly difficult platformer that will frustrate you beyond belief, but damn it's a joy to play. If you get angry at games where you'll die a lot, you might want to skip this.
Fenix Rage is the game that people dream about when they say games today need to be more difficult. This is a title that offers everything that was great about classic '80s games, filtering out a lot of the bad, and is one that Cubed3 can recommend to any gamer looking for a modern Nintendo Hard experience.
Fenix Rage is a fantastic inspired speed-platformer, with just enough uniqueness to make it a definite play for fans of the genre.
Fenix Rage is sadistic platformer that tests your skills, and, sometimes, your sanity.
There are more challenges to unlock in Fenix Rage than I should bother mentioning, including one that butts heads with my infinite-jumping utopia, so it's worth noting that on top of an already enjoyable and cookie-filled game, you'll find yourself revisiting earlier levels again just to maximize your investment. It could go on for a long time, in other words.
Fenix Rage is a pretty good game, but can also be a frustrating experience. If you don't mind the fact that it could almost pass for a sequel to Super Meat Boy and that the difficulty curve is all over the place and can easily make you frustrated, it is an enjoyable experience. If any game needs Nintendo's reminder to take a break now and then, this would be the one.
With Fenix Rage, Green Lava Studios fully grasped how to fuse together hardcore platforming elements, to create an engaging experience that will test your patience and skills to their breaking point, in spite of a few minor drawbacks.
There are a lot of 2D platformers out there, but Fenix Rage still has a lot to offer fans of the genre new and old. Green Lava Studios professed its love for the old school with this one, giving us a game that's so damn tough that it's a sheer delight to play. If you're tenacious and can handle a dose of in-your-face NES (or Genesis) challenge, you should make it a point to play Fenix Rage immediately.
All told, Fenix Rage is a snappy, well-designed but infuriatingly difficult platformer. Fans of Super Meat Boy and the like would do well to check it out, either now via Steam for $14.