Review: Freedom Planet (Nintendo Switch)
The planet Avalice has long known a tenuous peace thanks to the Kingdom Stone: an orb of unknown origin that outputs enough free energy to power every device in the world, seemingly without limit.
- 16 Bit looking graphics.
- 345MB Download size.
- Action platformer gameplay.
- Four difficulties- Casual, Easy, Normal and Hard.
- 8 Save slots.
- Six control schemes.
- Time attack mode.
- Badges- Games own in-game achievements.
- Gallery- Shows unlocked cards and badges.
- Cards- Found in levels, Unlocks songs and concept art.
- Boss battles.
- Big open levels with multiple routes and tons of secrets.
- Actions- You can wall jump, glide, spin, attack and even use vehicles!
- Cheerful soundtrack.
- Pro controller support.
- Has strong Sonic the hedgehog vibes.
- Collect shields for extra protection.
- Unlock new characters as you play.
- Plays a lot like Sonic with the whole run to the right and jump on things.
- Strong level design.
- Underwater sections.
- Feels like a modern retro game.
- Easy to pick up and play.
- Checkpoints throughout.
- Long levels and not very commute friendly.
- Not that difficult.
- Can skip many sections and enemies just by being clever and using the right routes.
- Doesn’t explain everything.
- No touchscreen support.
- Achievements do not pop up on screen.
- Feels more like a Sonic clone than a love letter.
- Very repetitive.
- Graphics - 9/109/10
- Sound - 8/108/10
- Accessability - 8/108/10
- Length - 8/108/10
- Fun Factor - 7/107/10
If you get the fact that this plays like a Sonic game, Looks like a Sonic game and uses so many mechanics from a Sonic game, Then Freedom Planet is a very good action platformer. The fact you can play it whilst being in a vehicle is just crazy and really smart how it works in the game. I loved the sheer size of levels with so many routes and secrets to find, The downside to this being it’s very hard to finish a level satisfactory on a short commute. Anyway, it has great boss battles and decent satisfaction. In short, it is not Sonic but it feels like a Sonic game. That’s not a good or bad thing, Freedom Planet manages to carve out its own identity and is a lot of fun to play.