Excerpt: Cloudberry Kingdom is a new platforming game from Pwnee Studios. It started life as a Kickstarter project, but it’s been picked up by Ubisoft and is now hitting every platform it can. I played it on the Wii U, which works really well because of its lovely D-pad and its off-screen play option. If you’re in the mood for pure 2D platforming and enjoy your games a little on the sadistically difficult side (think Super Meat Boy) then this is the game to try.
Excerpt: Your princess has been kidnapped and you’ll need to run, jump, and fall through an assortment of levels to get her back. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? Cloudberry Kingdom isn’t trying to reinvent the genre; it just wants to be the next enjoyably difficult platformer you play — and it is . It just won’t leave a lasting impression. Tackling Cloudberry ’s Story Mode means playing through hundreds of randomly generated stages that get more difficult over time.
Pros: + Infinite number of challenging levels to clear and perfect; Fun Arcade levels and score attack modes.
Cons: - Colorful but lifeless backgrounds and visuals leave you wanting more; music repeats and isn’t impressive, - The game gets old fast; some stages simply differ in object placement without adding any new challenges, ? Are those googly-eyed objects and obstacles actually…
Conclusion: "...Cloudberry Kingdom doesn’t exactly make the best first impression thanks to visuals that are ugly by any standard." "...each level in Cloudberry Kingdom, even on the highest difficulty, can be cleared with enough persistence and finesse..." "Stages quickly become repetitive thanks to the reused scenery and restrictions...
Pros: Fun randomly generated levels, Tight controls, Lots of different gameplay modes
Cons: Ugly visuals, Monotonous story mode, Trying to clear a level on Masochist
Excerpt: Cloudberry Kingdom is the newest success story that originally began as just a developer's dream on Kickstarter. Pwnee Studios has been working on the title for several years now, designing characters, enemies and obstacles, crafting a unique storyline and developing a complex algorithm that is the backbone of the game and its infinite replayability.
Excerpt: ' Cloudberry Kingdom revels in the kind of split-second precision platforming that can turn even the most bashful of players into a rage-spitting, controller-hurling mess. Each one of its intelligent, procedurally generated levels is a lesson in patience and unwavering dexterity, making you fight for every coin, stomped enemy, and miraculous escape from a wall of deadly spinning blades and vicious spikes.
Pros: Procedurally generated levels keep you on your toes, Tight controls make platforming a joy, Silly abilities change the feel and spice up the action, Devilish difficulty is supremely rewarding
Excerpt: As a man who actively supports others who dare to play through a game on 'easy' (sometimes it's alright to just enjoy the experience), Cloudberry Kingdom is something of a test to this thought process. A platformer that exists thanks to the likes of Super Mario and then pushed to sheer crazy extents due to the Super Meat Boys of this world, it's deliberately difficult, punishing and, arguably more importantly, moreish.
Excerpt: An infinite number of levels would be a daunting task for any developer, which is why Pwnee created an algorithm that creates procedurally-generated levels instead of crafting each one by hand.