Platform Hell Is Real: Super Meat Boy Review (WiiU)
By Jonathan Balofsky On 25 May, 2016 At 09:12 PM | Categorized As Featured, News, NINTENDO, Reviews, Reviews, ROG News, Uncategorized | With 0 Comments

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A few weeks ago, I started playing Super Meat Boy and it’s kept me busy since then. This game will haunt my nightmares for the rest of my days. It is this game that I have learned the true meaning of “platform hell”……and it’s actually a decent video game as well.

Super Meat Boy has a notorious reputation for being a balls hard game. It is well earned reputation but that doesn’t mean the game is bad by any account. The game is difficult but not impossible. This is a game you play if you want to show your friends that you can be good, or if you want to really learn how to get good.

You play as Meat Boy, a wad of meat who has to rescue Bandage Girl, which seems simple if not for the fact that every stage is a sadistic deathtrap. You will soon be ducking and dodging everything imaginable, just to reach the goal and as you progress, it only gets harder and harder. Eventually the early stages will seem like the easiest levels of “Sonic” compared to what happens later on.

But just because a game is hard, does not mean it’s bad. Super Meat Boy is a game that will knock you down and make you like it. It is a game that mocks you at every turn but at the same time, motivates you to continue. This is one of those rare games where no matter how much you die, something just clicks inside of you that makes you want, nay, NEED to beat it. Hard games come out all the time, but only a few actually succeed in this sweet spot like Super Meat Boy,  in terms of 2D Platformers anyways. You will find yourself playing and replaying the levels and becoming more determined than ever to beat it. That is one of the best feelings a game can give you.

Sadly, Super Meat Boy lacks the original soundtrack that it had before, due to licensing issues, but the new soundtrack is a very suitable replacement. The visuals look great and the presentation is all around top notch.

If you are a fan of platformers, hard, easy or otherwise, then you owe it to yourself to check out this game.

 

 

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