Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Knytt Stories

Developer: Nicklas Nygren
Publisher: Nicklas Nygren
Release Date: Aug. 28, 2007
System: PC
ESRB Rating: Unrated
Official Web site

In a nutshell: It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that double jump.

0:00 I initially found this game on a list of free, independent platform games on MetaFilter. Those are three of my favorite adjectives in that last sentence there!

0:01 The opening menu has some concentric circles of colored, rotating balls with ethereal music in the background. Odd. Tutorial time!

0:02 "Welcome! Try to walk around by pressing the left and right arrow keys." OK, I'll try, but I doubt this is gonna work!

0:03 Whaddya know -- it worked. And the S button worked at making my little character jump. Some more ethereal music comes in amid the rainy, pixelated background. Very minimalist graphics and animation so far. I like it!

0:04 I get some power-ups that let me run faster and climb up/hang on to walls. I like the stickiness of clinging to the edges.

0:05 A double jump item! It's just not a proper platformer without a decent double jump!

0:06 I come across an umbrella to slow falls. Who does this guy think he is, Princess Peach?

Read the full review at Crispy Gamer


TreeHuggaz said...

Looks like an interesting game lol...

ill stick to playing GTA tho...

4ll Sports

unangbangkay said...

Have you tried Odin Sphere or Grim Grimoire. Those two are probably the most beautiful games I've seen.

They aren't free, of course, but still.