Review: Poncho (PS4)
A robot, a poncho and a journey of discovery! Make your way through this wonderful world of pixelated parallax platforming to solve the ultimate puzzle: who is Poncho?
- Lush pixel art graphics.
- Small download size: 239.1MB.
- Wonderful chiptune soundtrack.
- Parallax platformer. Jump between levels within the depths of the level. Jump into the background, Middle ground and the fore ground.
- Evokes strong feelings of Fez. Really does feel like a 2D version of Fez and that is absolutely fine.
- Opening tutorial.
- 14 Trophies.
- Collect gems to spend with the key keeper (shop) and buy keys needed.
- Collect coloured keys to open doors.
- Transporter: Find the transporter to be able to save progress and leave the area.
- World map: Select any open area and also shows how many keys, gems and robots are in the level and how many you have collected so far.
- Challenging puzzle platformer game play.
- Find/Earn new powerups.
- A lot of eureka! moments as you finally suss out the solution to a puzzle.
- Repair/Rescue robots to unlock bonus items.
- 8 Worlds to explore. Each one unique with their own unique residents.
- Hidden rooms and routes.
- Convinced there is another layer of secrets within the game. The speech you read from residents seem to suggest a code and give subtle clues. Mark my words!
- Font/text is on the small side.
- Nothing is really explained to you.
- Seeing where to jump can be tricky.
- No camera pan button.
- Can get stuck in a death loop.