Hell Pie Review (Xbox Series S)

For this Hell Pie Review, we play this obscene 3D platformer that takes bad taste to the next level! Hell Pie sees you grab the horns of Nate, the ‘Demon of Bad Taste’. He is given the honorable task of gathering the disgusting ingredients for Satan’s infamous birthday pie!

Hell Pie Review

Hell Pie Review Pros:

  • Cartoon graphics.
  • 3.9GB Download size.
  • 1000 Gamerscore.
  • Colorblind support along with a Colourblind severity slider.
  • Streamer mode.
  • Invert axis and sensitivity sliders.
  • 3rd person action-platformer gameplay.
  • Tutorial pop-ups as you play.
  • Collect ingredients for chef and every time you complete a recipe you unlock a new world to find different ingredients.
  • Colorful characters.
  • Constant checkpoints in the form of teleporters can also be used for fast travel.
  • The camera will change as you move around but you do have full 3D control.
  • Horns are used to show locations of ingredients/shrines etc but collect different horn types to change abilities.
  • Opening the office area acts as a tutorial.
  • The world after the opening section is an open world and using your horns shows markers.
  • Many hidden areas.
  • A lot of things to collect.
  • Excellent rock soundtrack.
  • Innuendos plenty.
  • Collect the cans of meat and use them to unlock new skills on the skill tree.
  • Being able to use a wide range of actions makes the platforming fun.
  • Actions by default are things like swinging, wall climbing, double jumps, and attacks.
  • Feels like CRASH Bandicoots dirty unkempt cousin
  • Recruit companions and unlock abilities for them to help you.
  • Collectibles correspond with each of the 7 deadly sins and each one houses its own set of rewards.
  • The initial office space opens up into a hub that grows in size as you play.
  • Shrines allow you to sacrifice little lambs you find. You are transported into a level with a set of horns with new abilities. Finish the level to keep the new horns.

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Hell Pie Review Cons:

  • Unskippable opening cutscene and it is a slow one.
  • A general slow pace to it all.
  • Cannot rebind controls.
  • Slight performance hiccups like a slowdown, pop-up, and objects looking fuzzy.
  • Feels flat with no real atmosphere.
  • Can be hard to judge jumps.
  • The whole movement thing just feels off to me, it’s like too sensitive or light.
  • Levels are oversized.

Hell Pie Review

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Hell Pie:

Official website.

Developer: SLUGGERFLY

Publisher: Headup

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Xbox

  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
7/10

Summary

Hell Pie is a game that gives the freedom of an open-world style game and adds to platforming and collecting. The story revolves around you collecting ingredients for the Chef and in turn, he unlocks new worlds for you to explore. The game itself plays well with many of the traditional platformer gimmicks like Wall climbing and double jumping, as you play you recruit a companion who aids you in traversal and attacking. The levels as said are open but this is one of the flaws as it makes it hard to focus and gives you so many things to collect that you either get overwhelmed or tired of it all. For me, I managed to do a fair bit of the game but I never felt particularly wowed or even excited to go back to it, it’s just a good middle-of-the-road game that tries a lot of things but that only makes the overall experience underwhelming. tighter levels and it may have had something, the controls still feel weird and overly sensitive to me and it resulted in cheap deaths and frustration. Hell Pie is not as oven-ready as you would have hoped for.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!