Face-Plant Adventures

Info:

Dream Build Play 2012 finalist Face-Plant Adventures by indie developer oddworm games is out on the Xbox LIVE marketplace available in the Indie Games section. Finally, Xbox 360 players can explore the eerily beautiful, hand drawn 2D landscapes of Plantylon while they run, slide, jump and swim through 11 challenging levels in adventure mode, solving tricky switch puzzles and retrieving the lost golden leaves. Three difficulty settings provide players with a way to shape their experience, making it more or less demanding to earn every medal and unlock all awardments. The new launch trailer also released today, shows some of the precision timing, platforming and quick reactions required to make it through the hazardous environments in Face-Plant Adventures.

Lead Florence Face-Plant through 11 breathtaking levels of classic platforming action, solve tricky switch puzzles and unlock new skills to overcome the hazardous landscapes of Plantylon! Collect all the lost golden leaves, earn medals, unlock awardments and prove your platforming superiority in online rankings! Help this plant to chlorophyll-fill its destiny!

Our View:

Personally, I’m not the biggest platform game fan in the world and so reviewing one is not exactly my favourite way to spend time.

However..

Even from the moment this game loads you know there has been some serious work done. The menu graphics are great and make life really easy to just get going. Could the game-play and in-game graphics do the games menu system justice?

Well YES, they can.

There isn’t so much detail that you can’t work out what the hell is going on, but there is enough graphical detail to give the game a real quality feel.

I hadn’t really heard the game music on my first few passes through, but when you do actually listen, it’s obvious that whoever put ot together knows there stuff. It’s not a tune that instantly sticks with, a la I MADE A GAME WITH ZOMBIES IN IT, but you don’t want the music to be too overpowering.

The game play starts off nice and easy – you get handy little pop up screens to let you know how to get past the objects. It doesn’t take long to get right in to the gameplay and it’s nice when a new challenge comes along.

I have no hesitation in recommending this one and giving it a big XBLIG.co.uk thumbs up.

I can’t see there being many more playable games around for 80 credits.

Released: 08/09/2012
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Developer: oddworm games

Download Link: http://marketplace.xbox.com/games/media/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d80258550bd2