XBLA Platformer

Constant C

Constant C are is a game that is too difficult for its own good. It has little to no room for error, especially near the end. Lacking a tutorial system forces the player to figure everything out on his or her own. It started off very fun with just the right level of challenge. As more is introduced it quickly became overwhelming. The story being tied to collectible items was faulty. It forced you to become a perfectionist just to learn what happens next. It turned from, what I thought was, an interesting take on the platformer genre into a forgettable game that had quickly become too hard.

Constant C

Cloudberry Kingdom

While I certainly applaud the work done on Cloudberry Kingdom's engine, it has one big flaw: computers don't understand what fun is. You can have a computer make a level, but it'll just be following parameters. To really achieve something entertaining, there has to be more of the creator in it, or more interesting gameplay on top of a neat algorithm. By divorcing themselves so much from the experience, Pwnee Studios allows their game to suffer from not being able to judge whether a level is actually fun, making it come off pointless, shallow and uninteresting.

Cloudberry Kingdom