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Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure DS Review
30 May 2010
Excerpt: When a game meshes two genres together, there’s always the possibility that one facet is going to outshine the other. It’s a difficult balancing act to craft a game where both elements complement each other perfectly, but it’s a feat that EA have pulled off admirably well with Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure. The titular Henry Hatsworth is an old adventurer and the English gentleman stereotype: he drinks tea, when you complete a level he exclaims “good show!
Conclusion: Concept: Blend Brit-themed platforming with Planet Puzzle League
Graphics: Slick animation and amusing characterizations
Sound: The puzzle songs get old fast, but the Charlie Brown nonsense talk charms
Playability: Puzzle controls are spot on.
Excerpt: As I sit back to write this review I have been asking myself whether or not Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure is the best game I have played on the DS to date. Well, if it is not the best game I have played on Nintendo’s handheld machine it is certainly the most fun I have had in quite some time. Being a fan of puzzlers and platformers, Henry Hatsworth is truly the best of both worlds.
Excerpt: What a spiffing mad game this is. Half Mega Man, half Bejeweled, Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure is a puzzle platformer that takes the Nintendo DS literally, allowing you to switch between two entirely different game genres on the handheld's two screens. At first glance, however, the game looks like a shameless Professor Layton knock-off. Henry Hatsworth is an elderly English gentleman with a soft spot for dapper suits, bowler hats and tea.
Summary: Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure
is a fun game that will leave you glued to your DS for hours on end. Even if the two portions of
were separated into their component parts, you’d still have an entertaining game on your hands. Overall, the game is well designed and beggars the question, why didn’t anyone think of this before now?
Pros: Great combination of puzzle and platformer., Nice graphics, Lots of fun, Henry is just too dashing for words
Cons: It’s easy to get overwhelmed in some areas as a lot of enemies appear on the screen and you have to defeat them all to proceed, Not enough people as dashing as Henry in real life
Excerpt: Like its namesake, Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure has impeccable looks and questionable behavior. In concept, Hatsworth is the nostalgic gamer's paradise, a hybrid of puzzler and platformer dressed in retro clothes. On the top screen of the DS, the cocky explorer runs and jumps through lushly drawn 2-D jungles, islands, seas and cities.
Summary: Henry Hatsworth charms players with its colorful cast of well-to-do Brits, imaginative worlds, and its creative blend of platforming and puzzle gameplay. But much like a night in the company of Sloane Rangers, the gameplay's pompous charm dissolves into intolerable elitism. The good chap is traveling the globe in search of a magical golden wardrobe.