I usually like Metroidvanias and I really enjoyed Gabber Dabbers, so I was excited about this game, but it somewhat disappointing me because some design choices where incomprehensible and messy.
- The coins seemed so serve no purpose, was there even a counter? Coins regenerating after each return to the same screen was lame.
- The story, dialogues, character and boss names were totally incomprehensible. It seemed to be internal jokes between both the game creators, but when you release the game for an audience be prepared that they don't get it and it seems lame.
- At various points it is very confusing to understand where to go next, especially in 2nd stage when you control Pallid, but there are also moments like that in 1st stage.
- When did Pallid gained teleportation power? It totally missed that and the mechanics were not explained. I just suddenly saw him doing that during the boss fight.
What I liked about this game:
- Good graphics
- Good twist on the double jump mechanics. I liked how Dyno's Chicken makes him move horizontally instead of classic double jump trajectory. Then when he gets the jet backpack he effectively has a triple jump but all jumps have various trajectories. The Pallid's teleportation jump was even cooler then Dyno's because that move was so fast and could bypass walls. Too bad I only discovered it in the very last boss fight. I would have loved to see a more longer and more deeper game using these mechanics. So many games use double jump mechanics these days, but they all do it in the same way. This was really different and innovative but wasn't long enough and there where not enough puzzles requiring that.
- Boss fights were rather good, although the bosses sadly moved in predictable patterns at least they fired some semi-predictable projectiles and spawned some semi random minions. The names and appearance of the bosses was totally random trough.
A good game with great graphics and mechanics, showing a great potential in developers, but the levels, story and some design choices need to be thought out in a more logical and comprehensible manner next time.