Reviews and Problems with The Adventures of Shuggy
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The Adventures of Shuggy
2 September 2013
Summary: This is my favorite kind of review to write: one in which I get to talk about a game that's worthy of your attention, but seemingly few have picked up on. The Adventures of Shuggy has had minimal presence online, which is unfortunate. It's not a bad game at all; in fact, it's a good one. If people knew it had elements similar to the time-based hijinks found in P.B. Winterbottom , maybe the game wouldn't be in this situation.
Excerpt: The Adventures of Shuggy is the most diverse puzzle game I have ever played on the Xbox 360. This downloadable game has the player using different skills in different levels. One level requires the player rotate the screen to get around. Another level requires multiple versions of the characters. Still another uses time travel. All of this may sound strange at first, but it really fits the flow of this game.
Review: The Adventures of Shuggy (Xbox Live Arcade)
12 November 2011
Summary: Cute graphics, fun platforming game that appeals to both the diehard gamer and the casual fan, a ton of levels, more variety than burlesque show, and it’s $10 on Xbox Live Arcade. I loved it, my wife loved it, and if you try the demo of the game on Live I’ll bet Shuggy will sink his little cartoon fangs into your heart as well.
Conclusion: The game takes quite some time to fully complete (achievement wise) and contains both singleplayer and cooperative game modes. ***NOTE: Servers on the game (for me at least) did not work so in order to fully complete it I had to use two controllers and play through the game with my friend. Luckily the co-op campaign is MUCH shorter than the singleplayer one.
Summary: I will admit that when I first saw " The Adventures Of Shuggy " I was a little under whelmed by how it looked and at first thought that this was a game a would probably wait until a price drop until I picked it up, however when asked to review the game what I got was a very pleasant surprise indeed and one which proved to me that games should not be judged on first impressions alone.
Excerpt: Consoles and games from the third and fourth generation bring back many memories for me. The Master System and Megadrive still get booted up occasionally; old cartridges dusted off and replayed. Games were simpler back then, often borrowing huge chunks of ideas from each other, designed for quick pick up and play sessions. The Adventures of Shuggy is much like a game from this time. It ticks all the retro boxes and adds plenty of variation to keep things fresh.
Smudged Cat‘s Spooky Platformer Offers Plenty Of Challenging Twists
20 June 2011
Conclusion: Concept: Throw new ideas at the platformer genre and see what sticks
Graphics: The cute haunted house vibe stands out in the genre
Sound: The music doesn’t offend, but it’s not memorable either
Playability: Jumps feel floaty at first, but you eventually get used to the range and momentum
Entertainment: Constant game type variety keeps things fresh
Excerpt: When Shuggy inherits his grandfather’s castle, he finds it infested with the likes of ghosts, bees, and flying fish. Jump between 2D platforms and collect all the gems in a given room, and you’re on your way to unlocking over a hundred haunted parlors. Occasional boss battles are a tricky delight, but what’ll really keep you rapt is how Shuggy’s abilities change with each board.
Pros: + A cute, attractive platfomer with more than 100 levels of invention and variety., + Offline co-op challenges reward teamwork and communication.
Cons: - Demands considerable patience; weak online-multiplayer contests; some enemies are little more than specks., ? Why is co-op play offline-only?