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Aban Hawkins and the 1001 Spikes - Destructoid

Destructoid:
"I'm angry that I had to write this review of 1001 Spikes, as I would have rather spent this time playing more of it. That anger makes me all the more similar to the game's titular hero Aban Hawkins. Neglected and disrespected by his famous father and stuck in the shadow of his intelligent and responsible sister, he's got every reason to be a grump. This is a man with something to prove and he doesn't care how badly he's going to get hurt in the process. He's not going to stop until he shows the world that nobody and nothing can keep him down.

Aban's story is a perfect fit for world of hurt he runs into headfirst. 1001 Spikes is a game of endless danger, a place where eye contact with death is a near constant. The game fights you nearly every step of the way, but it always fights fair, making each small victory feel like a life affirming success. Those who can summon the bravery to risk the challenges here are bound to discover that they are capable of more than then had given themselves credit for.

For the tenacious, nothing is impossible."

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incendy351171d ago

Nice! Sounds like so much fun and frustration "in a good way" :D

admiralvic1170d ago

It's a good game, but it's also very much so just trial and error / muscle memory, so if you're not into that sort of thing, you probably won't like it. Again, thats not to say it's a bad game, but it sides more on memorizing a sequence, than anything else.

incendy351170d ago

Super Time Force is my favorite game so far this year and it was a lot of trial and error too. And I loved Super Meat Boy. I think I would like it. Excited to play.

admiralvic1170d ago

Happy to see the game get a higher score and generally more fleshed out than the other reviews I've read. I'm still a bit confused by what Joystiq was going for with theirs, but I suppose it's best not to try to find logic where there is none.