Review: Sir Eatsalot (PlayStation Vita)

The kingdom of Gluttington was at peace… until one day, Hysterica poisoned the Isotonic Waters with sour lemonade. That evil witch! The kingdom’s crops are withering, but this plague has yet to befall all the lands. There is still hope! King Dietan III dispatches his greatest, bravest, stoutest knight to save the kingdom from certain ruin: Sir Eatsalot.

Pros:

  • Beautiful hand-drawn graphics.
  • 574MB Download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Three save slots.
  • Touchscreen support.
  • Cartoon style animations.
  • Opening with an ongoing tutorial.
  • Uses all the features of the Vita from touchscreen to rear touchpad and more.
  • The whole game screen is interactable with tappable objects.
  • Platform puzzle gameplay.
  • Sword and shield combat.
  • Jousting- Fight one on one and you can dodge, Jump and attack.
  • Stamina system which is used for running for long jumps and you eat food or stay still to build it back up.
  • Solid platforming.
  • Clever level design.
  • Colorful characters.
  • Humor throughout.
  • Cheerful soundtrack.
  • Easy to get into.
  • Plays really well on the Vita.
  • Stickers to collect.

Cons:

  • Network features disabled.
  • Slow loading times.
  • Constant stop/start game.
  • Cant autoplay or skip cutscenes.
  • Slow starter.
  • Jousting is very slow and unrewarding.
  • Small text.
  • Bad checkpointing.

 

The Numbers:
  • 9/10
    Graphics - 9/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Accessability - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
7.8/10

Summary

Solid platforming with a decent story full of humor and wit. I just didn’t find the game that particularly enthralling overall, The story kept taking away from the game and slowing the whole pace down, Having all the Vita mechanics in a game feels weird after being neglected by so many for so long. If I could fast forward or skip the cutscenes I could see it being a much better experience as it does have a lot of decent qualities. In short, it is slow and adds so many barriers to stop you playing it falls just short. Looks fantastic though!

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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