Paper Monsters Recut
Gameplay - 8
Lifespan - 7
Freeness - 9
This game is very fun and best of all free, I'd recommend you download this. It's challenging and doesn't get boring like other games.
Paper Monsters Recut is an adorable platformer developed by Crescent Moon Games, recut includes additional features and details from previous instalments.
The game presentation is good, while it may not look as realistic as other games it has a particular style that many enjoy such as Wind Waker. The art-style goes very well with the game’s theme and it looks great.
You play as a paper box character, the game controls quite well and would benefit from controller support. The right side of the screen you tap which allows you to jump, the left side you slide to left or right to move the character respectively. The game controls well and feels responsive, there’s no delay between moving your finger and then having the character move. However being a platformer the game would do well with support from controllers.
The game starts of easy but increases in difficulty steadily, the game has a good difficulty curve that doesn’t get too hard too fast. You have three hearts and you lose one each time you get hit by an enemy, there’s a wide range of enemies that keep the game challenging and interesting, you also have several lives which you lose each time you lose. Each stage is chosen on an over-world, I’ve always been keen on the over-world idea as there are hidden places to find extra points and lives for the future.
This game has a good lifespan, while it’s a platformer it has the same attraction as a Mario game would. It’s very charming and the difficulty curve helped keep it more interesting and challenging as new mechanics were introduced steadily as I progressed through the game.
The freeness of the game is also really good, there are no microtransactions which the game can’t nag at you to buy. The only thing are advertisements which are skippable after a few seconds which play inbetween a few stages at a time. Which impresses me as there are no limit to how much you can play at a time, the game is virtually free for everyone except for advertisements.
Overall the game is really impressive and I’d recommend it as a time-sink on a long journey on the underground or bus, the gameplay is entertaining and it looks great. Advertisements rarely disrupt your gameplay and can be skipped.