Over this summer The Game Bakers was kind enough for me to review their newest game, Squids Odyssey. If you remember correctly I was excited for the game as the trailer made it look inviting. Special effects and great marketing, the game reminded me of Mario Brothers or other similar style games. However, I admit that I was let down once I played the game. Hence why my review is on the later side. I wanted to give myself time to think it through and play it after at first feeling let down. Now I have come to my end thoughts that I am ready to share with you all.
Let me start out with the good. It is an easy game to play and yes, I still consider it a platform game. It also gives you 3 characters to play with, which each has their own strength to help you win. It is a cute concept that will appeal to younger kids while us older games may not feel the game to its full potential. That is pretty much where the good ends.
The Not So Great:
Okay, now here is where my issues with the game. The trailer I feel mislead people. It does not honestly preview the game in a fair light. This is where I found myself most struggling with it. I felt that they could have really let the game play shine in the trailer more than an animated cartoon. That really bothered me the most. Other than that, the other smaller issue was that the game graphics were a little lack luster. I again feel this was part of the whole bad trailer mistake. I also want to note that I am not a graphics snob, but when you show it as one thing and it turns out 100% different-we then have a problem.
Now perhaps on the MOST interesting part of the game. Squids Odyssey is not a bad game at all. Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy it as a casual game, which is exactly what I would call it. It is not for those who are hard core gamers or who are looking for the most exciting games out on the market. It really is a more of time passing or light hearted game that is truly for entertainment purposes. Within that relm, it does a great job. However, I do feel the need to ad that since I am out of gaming pratice-I did find myself being stuck in a loop of not getting out of level 1. Yes, that is a very shameful thing for me to say. But hey, I did get there an the end!
Would I recommend Squids Odyssey? Yes, I would recommend it as it still is fun and has value in the gaming community. I would just strongly urge people to not expect what they saw in the game trailer. That will hopefully prevent them from feeling the way that I did at first. Other than that, I say have at it with the game. It is fun and a great family option for those with younger kids looking for a good game to play.
Now for my rating: I give it 3.5 stars out of a 5 star (highest point in my rating system).
Have you played Squids Odyssey and do you like it? Also, would you like a follow up, mini review once I have played it for a little longer to see if my feelings have changed? If so, please comment down below.