Conclusion: Tiny & Big is not an altogether bad game. It’s certainly not broken, it has a lot going for it, and on paper it would sound great. But it also serves as a good example as to why publishers can be a good thing. I think that with additional play testing and someone higher up to reign in the focus a little, Tiny & Big could have been another entry into the growing list of awesome “indie” games. As is, it’s a game with solid base but one that fails to do anything with it.
Conclusion: Final Verdict : Without going overboard, it’s safe to say that this is probably one of the most uniquely styled platformers since Psychonauts . However, the gameplay is totally unique, taking common puzzle elements and using them in a totally new and unconstrained way. If you like your platformers to be off-beat, weird and most importantly fun, Tiny and Big is an excellent indie choice.
Excerpt: Have you been upset by the severe lack of games based on magical ancient underwear? Well good news! Tiny & Big: Grandpa’s Leftovers is here to scratch that itch. Luckily, it has more going for it than its toilet humor plot. Tiny & Big has one of the cleverest physics platformer mechanics I’ve seen, but the game is held back by the just as important mechanics of actually running and jumping.
Excerpt: Tiny and Big in Grandpa’s Leftovers tackles a classic story about inheriting the legacy of past generations. But in this case it isn’t a father’s shoes the characters have to fill, but rather their grandfather’s underwear. It’s not just any pair of undergarments, but underwear that grants mystical telekinetic powers. Yes, it’s a strange story, but it also wraps around a really fun platformer.
Pros: Sense of humor and cool art style, Geo-moding, rock-slicing fun, Taking different approaches to solving problems
Cons: Short length, Not being able to manipulate objects quite as you like, Dying unfairly
Excerpt: Tiny & Big: Grandpa’s Leftovers is the sort of platformer that is best suited for the truest fans of the genre: people who really love platforming. I mean, people who love platforming. We’re talking people who, given the opportunity, would do things to and with platforms that are not entirely natural.
Excerpt: Do you like pants? I like pants. Especially briefs complete with the little pocket for quicker access in desperate times. If you don’t like them, I’m sure you will after playing Tiny and Big as you’ll spent a fair bit of time with them, learning about them, searching for them, chasing them, running from them, aiming at them, pushing them, flying on them and being painfully kicked in them.