Excerpt: Every game that has ever made you go fast is in Joe Danger . Hello Games artist Grant Duncan points to his childhood love of Sonic The Hedgehog as the inspiration for Danger ’s spring-and-spike-filled level design. The little blue blighter’s touch is palpable throughout, but that’s only one of the game’s many influences.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Sometimes you feel you need a break from blowing up hordes of zombies or controlling marines against banelings. You look for something that is the complete opposite of what you have been playing. Something that’s fun, colorful, and will definitely make you smile. Look no further as Joe Danger does exactly that. This new PS3-exclusive stunt-racing game developed by Hello Games is quite the eye-catcher.
Excerpt: e doesn't drive a Ranger. To peril, he's no stranger. He's not a bird, he's not a plane, he's Stuntman extraordinaire Joe Danger lives for the thrills. He breaks world records, pleases the crowds with eye-popping moves that will take your breath away, and gets home in time for dinner.
Excerpt: Some games take their inspiration from films (we regularly hear of words such as cinematic), whilst others pretend to be nothing but a game. Being colourful, addictive and having absolutely no inclination to be a film whatsoever, Hello Games’ Joe Danger is definitely the latter – a game that doesn’t try to be anything but a game.
Excerpt: It’s no secret that the Gamervision office was swept up in Trials HD fever last year. There was just something special about the stunt-fueled motorbike time trial game that kept us coming back for more, and many of us continued to play long into the winter gaming season. Despite the wealth of amazing retail titles in 2009, nothing quite captured the ease, addictiveness, and accessibility of Trials HD .
Conclusion: With an air of challenge and ruthless competition masquerading underneath a bright child-like exterior, Joe Danger is somewhat akin to the output of Nintendo – there are plenty of facets within the package that can cater to almost everybody. It’s a rare and beautiful thing – the urge for just one more go is seldom seen in upper tier triple-A games, let alone a download-only release.
Summary: Sometimes, itâ€™s easiest to describe a game as being a mix of X and Y. In Joe Dangerâ€™s case, itâ€™s a bit more complicated than just two letters. There are hints of Sonic the Hedgehog, Tony Hawkâ€™s Pro Skater, Excite Bike, Trials HD, and LittleBigPlanet, all packed into a tight package. Overwhelmed? Donâ€™t be.