Is it a bad game as it is? No, but it's not great. It could have been great, but a reliance on a gimmicky mechanic sours the overall experience. For $16.99, it's hard to recommend this over other similarly priced offerings, like the recently released Torchlight. If you're itching for a platforming then give the demo a try, but realize that what you see there is more or less all you're going to get.