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A causal look at: Shantae and the pirate’s curse: The why boner.

Since no huge releases are coming out this month. I thought now is a good time to catch up/review some indie games. To start off we got Shantae and the pirate’s curse a 2d sidescroller platformer. This has been a game I’ve been wanting to play for a while. And I can safely that this is a very good platformer with tight controls. So lets see what makes this game so damn good.

The first thing that got me was the awesome sound track. This game will have you tapping your toes from start to finish. Every area, dungeon and bosses has a distinct theme that is like sex but for your ears. My best advice is to find the OST and just enjoy. Honestly its the best music in the video games I’ve played in a while. When you have to back track to a place some sweet tunes certainly helps.

The Story is just enough to pull you through the story with some well written jokes in there. As well as some interesting lore thrown in for good measure. The story is the weakest part.

The gameplay is where the meat of the game lies. This game is in the style of the classic mega man games. Get to a new area, beat boss, gain new power rinse repeat. For this game it works, its a blast playing this game and going through some fun platforming sections. The controls are great to use which is needed for a platformer. The game also encourages exploration with each new power you get. Means you can go back to previous areas and find heart squids, gold or cackle bats. This game is filled with collectibles for those who wish to get them. this game is great for both new and old fans of the platformer genre.

This game looks great with the pixel look as well as the 2d portraits of the characters. And the overall design of the levels and enemies look great. Though how the managed to make a zombie and a purple skinned pirate look sexy gave me the “why boner”. An odd feeling really but I’m getting off track. The games visual design of each area and character fits well with the awesome music.

The only complaint I have for this game is The voice acting or lack there of is a bit annoying. But its such a small complaint that it doesn’t detract from the game.

This game is a joy to play as everything for the most part compliments each other. The music, the gameplay and the visuals gel together to make are great game. It has me wanting to play more which is a huge plus. So please buy this game, play it and love it.

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