Intrepid Izzy Review (PlayStation 5)

For our Intrepid Izzy Review, we play a game that Seamlessly blends platforming with beat-’em-up and adventure elements, the game features a striking art style inspired by retro game graphics, with crisp, detailed sprites with smooth animations. You’ll explore huge levels, each with its own theme and mechanics. Get different costumes for Izzy and take advantage of the special powers they grant!

Intrepid Izzy Review

Intrepid Izzy Review Pros:

  • Cartoon graphics.
  • 344.7MB download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • You get the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 5 versions of the game.
  • 3 save slots.
  • Screen options – show combo meters/autosave icons/loading screen progress.
  • 2D action platformer gameplay.
  • Collect crystals to fill your special bar.
  • A combo counter.
  • Combat is simple but does house wiluite the arsenal from an uppercut to low kicks, it’s all very Street Fighter.
  • Metroidvania aspects especially in terms of how the map traversal goes.
  • The map fills in as you explore.
  • Constant checkpoints.
  • Big boss battles.
  • Combat feels good.
  • Strong platforming game.
  • Three-heart life system with health pickups.
  • Collect heart fragments to increase your heart.
  • Dedicated save stations.
  • Black mirrors are used for fast travel.
  • Discover hub worlds where you can use shops, and interact with characters.
  • Arcades House mini-games.
  • Coins can be found and used to buy items and use the arcade machines.
  • Can play how you want in a lot of its exploration.
  • The world feels good to actually explore with many hidden routes and secret areas.
  • Loot chests everywhere.
  • Tight responsive controls.

Intrepid Izzy Review

Intrepid Izzy Review Cons:

  • No replay value.
  • Takes some getting used to the combat only in terms of combo makeup.
  • Cannot rebind controls.
  • Feels a bit basic in places.
  • Boss fights are cheap.
  • The slow build-up, once you get more hearts it opens up into a much more satisfying experience.

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Intrepid Izzy Review

Intrepid Izzy:

Official website.

Developer: Senile Team

Publisher:  Ratalaika Games

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  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10


Intrepid Izzy is a game that successfully combines Metroidvania, street fighter-style combat, and RPG genres into one. It takes some getting used to as the combat is really fleshed out with uppercuts, combos, and even fireballs! It won’t take long and once you get on your way the game opens up. I never felt like I was forced to go a particular way and with a wide-open world, I had a lot of freedom to do as I please. Magic mirrors allow fast travel and save points are plentiful so it always pays off to explore. I found towns where I could do little throw-away side missions and an arcade that allowed me to play mini-games that are honestly basic in design but addictive in playing them. I was really surprised by this game as it looks kinda basic and for the first half hour it does little to change your mind but then you get into the puzzles, the platforming, and nailing massive combos. Intrepid Izzy is a surprising hit of the year.

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!