Review: Newt One (PlayStation 4)

Newt One

A nonviolent musical 3D Platformer The land of Groovy Hue was once bursting with music and color until the Great Slumber. Take control of Newt, a new tone in this musical land. Awakening this sleeping, silent world is Newt’s rite of passage. Restore music, life, and color to your world.

Pros:

  • Big colorful graphics.
  • 823mb download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Adventure/platformer gameplay.
  • Opening tutorial and pops up as you play.
  • Gimmick- the world is black and white and you bring color back to the world by touching them or using the many items to do it quicker.
  • Change costume colors on the fly with a button press.
  • Nonviolent gameplay.
  • Generous checkpoints.
  • A central hub that you can walk around and choose a level.
  • Chilled experience.
  • Play at your own pace.
  • Full of charm.
  • 2 control layouts.
  • Invert axis and sensitivity sliders.
  • Fast loading times.
  • Laidback soundtrack.
  • Hidden parrots to find.
  • Collectible music notes.
  • Replay levels.
  • Disruptor-can’t add color until this is destroyed.
  • As the color comes back, new parts of the level open up like platforms, birds form steps, etc.
  • Items-as you play to discover new ways to color the world. You can do a wide range shot or freeze water to walk on it or have it automatically fire color shots.
  • Overall level completion stats.
  • Levels are timed (tied to an optional medal).
  • Levels have multiple medals to earn from finishing it to finding all collectibles, parrot and timed run.
  • So much joy to chill back and play.

Newt One

Cons:

  • Jumping feels a bit weird and can cause issues.
  • Platforming can feel slippery at first.
  • Levels do begin to go on for too long.
  • Hard to see the missed parts that need color.
  • No leaderboards.

Newt One

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
7.8/10

Summary

Newt one is a nonviolent platformer slash adventure game that initially doesn’t sound like it could be fun or worth your time. Far from it as the moment you first add color and see how the world evolves into life, you fall for the charms. The lack of violence magnifies the core gameplay. I would spend hours just pottering around, working out paths and watching levels unfold. It really is a nice chilled out game that offers many hours and is great for the younger gamer or the type of gamer that just fancies it a bit slower.

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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