Lovely Planet

Rating Summary

Based on 21 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

65

Top Critic Average

33%

Critics Recommend

Based on 21 critic reviews
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82 / 100
Jul 25, 2014

A great, merciless speedrunning platformer and twitch shooter with a mediocre presentation.

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7 / 10.0
Jan 10, 2016

Lovely Planet is deceptively hard and surprisingly time-consuming, but its reliance on simplicity may divide opinion.

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Jan 9, 2016

Lovely Planet is a throwback to the 80s/90s when games were a test of skill, patience, and determination. That being said, its bare bones design and technical and design hiccups make it all the more frustrating. If you're in search of a game to play "pass the controller" with in a group of shooter-loving friends, Lovely Planet may be worth checking out, but is otherwise easily worth a pass.

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60 / 100
Jan 14, 2016

While the graphics and enemies are less than desirable, the music releases an inner childlike sense of happiness that keeps you coming back for more punishment.

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6.5 / 10.0
Feb 22, 2016

A difficult game that is best played in short, frustrating, happy bursts.

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6 / 10
Apr 13, 2016

Lovely Planet may look cutesy, but its streamlined shooting is built for dedicated speedrunners (you can even watch a speedrun of it via Games Done Quick). Players who live for training, repetition, memory and self-achievement will find a quite solid and refreshingly different-looking shooter here, even if it's not completely perfect. With no story or bonuses or really any other elements to speak of, however, the widespread appeal feels limited. Definitely try the demo first if you can.

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6 / 10
Aug 13, 2016

Lovely Planet is certainly one of the least conventional titles to don the mechanics of a first person shooter. Its simple and clean visuals go completely against the genre's standards whereas the quick and easy way to bring the player to the game shrugs off any concerns about plot or narrative. A game made for quick, intense gaming sessions that can get too saturating if played with a different mindset.

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4 / 5.0
Jul 31, 2014

It can be really frustrating, but if anyone tried to take it away you'd beat them to a convulsing pulp.

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2 / 5.0
Aug 9, 2014

Lovely Planet looks great on paper.  Flat-shaded polygons, whimsical level structure, dozens and dozens of challenging little levels and a fun sountrack should have made for a great round of enjoyably strange FPS action.

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