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Platform games have progressed immensely over the last few decades. Long ago these games were merely 2D, repetitive levels with plumbers jumping over barrels infinitely. Now, they are multifaceted, beautifully presented and often, open world adventures. However, there are some games that embrace the arcade style of yesteryear, combine this retro style with intricate, precise platforming and this culminates to offer a gripping experience. This much is true of the game in question today, Little Life.
This game plays like other intricate platforming adventures such as Celeste, Super Mario Maker and Super Meat Boy. However, has the art style and refinement of games like Woodle Tree Adventures or Foxy Land. This game aims to break the mould while clearly on a shoe string budget. However, does it manage that? We find out in our review of Little Life.
What A Wonderful Life
Let’s begin with the visuals. Aside from the fact that the game is very cute and colourful, with a clear emphasis on using whimsy to cover the cracks. This is basically a flash game and looks like it too. The models, environments, assets and platforming sections all look like generic, royalty free lifts from other titles and as a result, this is not a game that will set your world alight visually.
Gameplay-wise, it’s a slightly different story. It’s clear that this game wants to replicate the harsh difficulty platformers like Celeste or Cuphead for example and to its credit, it does a fine job. The goal is to collect all the diamonds to progress through a stage and they tend to be strategically placed so that only one method will work, making it as much of a puzzle game as it is a platformer. For this reason, we can’t fault the core gameplay or the level design.
However, that is all there really is to this game. There is no new mechanics added in later, no additional perks or powerups, no enemies to deal with and no storyline to engage with. This is a pure platformer with nothing else of note to mention and while that isn’t necessarily a detriment to all games of this nature, this game is not a world beater and therefore needed to offer much more to compete.
Overall, Little Life is a respectable 2D platformer that offers difficult but fair gameplay and well designed levels to challenge yourself with. However, the visuals are poor, the game has no core storyline to push your forward or make you want to continue and the game does nothing to reward players for their efforts when completing a stage.
In short, it’s a great kill time if you have little else to do. However, if you are looking for a deep and meaningful gaming experience, look elsewhere.
- Gameplay is tight and levels are well designed
- Plenty of levels to clear
- Difficulty makes the game a challenge
- Visuals are poor
- There is little to keep the player invested
Download Little Life
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP