So by now you’re probably thinking, just by looking at this title, what a surprise another platformer. Yes, I know I suck at these games. I will freely admit that I just suck at platformers, but I keep playing them. Why? I really have no idea. Maybe in some sad little way I feel that eventually I won’t suck at them. I doubt that will ever happen, but this game was different and because it was free thanks to PS+, I decided to give it a go.
Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien is about this little alien running though different themed worlds. Sounds easy right? Wrong. While in these different levels, you’ll have to run around different things that will hurt you and either send you back to the beginning of the level or the nearest checkpoint. You’ll have to jump, duck, slide, and do a bunch of other crazy stuff to make it through each level. There are three different modes of difficulty that range from easy to hard. On easy things will start off slow as you basically walkthrough each level, medium makes you basically jog through each level, and hard makes you sprint through each level at an insane speed. There are also boss battles at the end of each level making this game pretty unique.
For a platformer game, I truly loved this game. I remember spending hours upon hours playing this game because I was addicted. I liked that it was different than the other platformers that I’ve played in the past. There was this background music and when you jumped, ducked, slid, of did whatever you had to do there was another sound played. It kind of made a pattern. For me at least, the whole game was about learning the sound pattern to make it through the levels at the harder difficulty instead of waiting for the prompts on the screen. I basically had my own rhythm as I played this game and it was fun. So why did I stop playing and never finish this game? I honestly don’t know. I was playing this game on a daily basis and was so set to get the 100%, but just stopped playing one day. I moved on to a different game and never came back to it. It’s just one of those games that got lost in the shuffle of backlog.
As you can see from the picture above, I was able to get a total of 10 out of the 16 trophies available for this game. Not that bad for never finishing the game right? The only remaining trophies that I have are for clearing all the levels on hard, completing 90 objectives, and getting triple perfects in each world. These are pretty intense trophies to get, but I’m actually happy this time around with my overall completion of the game.
Probability of this game getting played again…1 out of 5.
As much as I loved this game and as much as it will always hold a special place in this gamers little heart, I can’t see myself playing this game again without starting over completely. I can’t just jump back into the game and continue to play on Hard which was what I was doing when I left off. It’s just impossible. If I ever get that much free time where I have absolutely nothing to play and can devote myself to going back to this game and playing, then I will but I don’t see that happening any time soon.
Now it’s your turn. Did you love this game? Hate it? Understand it at all? Let me know down in the comments section below. As for next week, a game that I once loved. This was when the series was still new and not outplayed because they released game after game of the same thing that added nothing new. So next week I’ll let you know why I never finished Rock Band 2.