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Game Revolution: Cloning Clyde Review

Game Revolution writes: "Cloning Clyde is a puzzle platformer that, when compared to Braid, is not as gorgeous, tightly controlled, or emotionally resonate. It stumbles along like an awkward, clumsy teenager. In the shadow of its superior, it simply shouldn't be your first choice, but if you want more puzzle-platforming, Cloning Clyde provides enough of its own charm to be an acceptable second choice.

Clyde, the guinea-pig protagonist, is only getting paid twenty bucks to be cloned, mutated, and if you play poorly, mutilated. So it's understandable that most of his moves are pulled from every other platforming title. He can run left or right, climb ladders, jump and control the trajectory in mid-air. It's all been done before, but poor Clyde is about as coordinated as he is intelligent, as he doesn't quite jump precisely, which is unfortunate since you tend to jump a lot in platformers. This makes levels needlessly difficult at times, but it still works well enough to stop you from kicking your 360. But this coupled with level design that isn't unique or intricate leads to some very middle-of-the-road platforming."

+ Unique premise
+ Nice puzzle-solving
+ Mutations give gameplay some variety
- No outstanding design or challenges
- Controls are a little loose
- Boring graphics and sound

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