Review: Fly Hunter Origins

Fly Hunter Origins (2)

Meet Zak; a bumbling alien spaceship Janitor and wannabe Flyhunter. He works on board the Flyhunter Crew’s legendary spaceship, but deep down he longs for an exciting adventure of his…

Fly Hunter Origins (1)

Pros:

  • Big bright graphics with oodles of colour.
  • Initial setup screen allowing you to adjust things like resolution and graphic quality.
  • Full 360 pad support out of the box.
  • Collectibles scattered across the levels.
  • Secret areas to find.
  • Steam Achievements.
  • End of level breakdown showing time taken, collectibles found etc.
  • Opening tutorial section.
  • Simple controls.
  • Buy and upgrade weapons from the in game store.
  • Can skip the cut scenes.
  • Check points through the level to cut down on replaying large chunks of the game.
  • Some really cool character animations.
  • Gameplay is very much a action platformer as you jump and kill enemies.
  • Boss fights which usually consist of a flying section where you must collect turbo to catch up to him then smack him with your weapon of choice. It is very reminiscent of the levels like that in Earthworm Jim from the 16 bit days.
  • Theatre section to rewatch cut scenes.
  • Atmosphere is that of comedy and fun.
  • Very likable main character.

Fly Hunter Origins (4)

Cons:

  • Some bad checkpoint locations.
  • Hit detection is little bit off in some parts of the game. The falling spiders especially cause a nuisance.
  • Getting hit will knock you back.
  • Less action, More just jumping.
  • Possible to finish levels without killing enemies.
  • Music is not great especially on the menu screens.
  • Menu layout is awkward with the pad. Upgrade store I am looking at you.

Fly Hunter Origins (5)

In Summary, The game is fun to play and to be honest is more suited to the younger player. Bringing an almost Bugs Life feel to it, The main guy has a Minion look about him. The game is very simple for the more mature gamer but will defiantly teach the younger gamers the basics of platformers as a genre. Thats not to say the mature gamers should over look it, Not at all as it is fun to play, But just dont be surprised when you finish it in next to no time. So in short, A fun little game that is perfect for kids and gamer parents alike.

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!

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