Sir Lovelot Review (PlayStation 4)

Sir Lovelot Review (PlayStation 4)

Sir Lovelot is on a quest to find the love of his life. Join him in this wacky tight platformer, where impressing cheeky damsels is harder than a heart of stone!

Pros:

  • Nice modern pixel art graphics.
  • 260MB download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Works on Playstation 5.
  • Screen shake-on/off.
  • Splatformer gameplay.
  • Levels are timed.
  • Brilliant animated backdrops.
  • Goal-collect the items needed for the Princess to let down her hair for you to climb.
  • End-of-level breakdown-score, best score, time, best time, Collectibles, and deaths along with an overall level completion percentage.
  • Actions-jump, double jump, shoot, and wall jump.
  • Secret areas and Collectibles.
  • Gameplays out on a screen-by-screen basis.
  • Cutesy animations.
  • World map level select.
  • Can replay/restart levels.
  • Instant respawns.
  • Uses the vibration well.
  • Keeps collected items upon death.
  • Very fast-paced.
  • Levels will change the lighting or time of day per screen and is very effective.
  • A visual treat.
  • Tight responsive controls and movement.
  • The game intelligently helps you by having your wall/ledge grab stopping cheap deaths.
  • Minimal but impactful soundtrack.
  • Four-way shooting.

Sir Lovelot Review (PlayStation 4)

Cons:

  • No tutorials.
  • No online leaderboards.
  • The camera is quite far away.
  • Can be hard to see some hazards.
  • Can’t move and shoot.
  • Very repetitive in its nature.

Sir Lovelot Review (PlayStation 4)

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

Summary

What a brilliant game. It’s a Splatformer in every way akin to Super Meat Boy but with a bit more precision. The controls are tight, the fact that the game helps you with ledge and wall jumping means you can try insane Feats with the knowledge that you won’t have a cheap death. It’s a game where you need to race through it and collect the items needed for the Princess to give up her hair and let you climb it to victory. Collect coins and find the hidden Golden geese. It’s a game where it just plays right so it feels right. I could accuse it of being a one trick pony but to be honest, it does it so well that it doesn’t matter and is just a great challenge, you master the screens, you replay section after section and it doesn’t grind thanks to the beautiful backdrops and lovable animations. Overall this is a game worth your time.

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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