Excerpt: Capcom is known for their difficult games. They ingeniously publish products that drive many gamers insane. Hardcore gamers can rejoice that World Gone Sour is another game that has its hair pulling moments. In other words, expect to make mistakes in World Gone Sour - repeatedly.
Summary: I have to admit, whenever I come across a game that has a corporate tie in (Burger King, Yaris, Doritos, etc.) I have decidedly low expectations for it. Knowing that going in, I decided to take on the challenge of , which is essentially one big advertisement for the Sour Patch Kids candy.
Summary: Beginning life as Mars Men in the 1970s, the iconic Sour Patch Kids candy product has just branched out from its food industry confines. The tiny, and individually coloured candy treats are now the stars of a downloadable video game from Beefy Media, Playbrains and Capcom.
Excerpt: IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ve seen games with product placement. IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ve also seen games that were full-on commercials. There hasnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t ever really been one of the latter that was considered a good game. Then, along comes World Gone Sour...
Pros: + Fun co-op game play, + Cheap price, + Funny dialog, + Nice environments
Conclusion: Perhaps it's best to consider World Gone Sour in comparison to the product that inspires it. At five bucks, it's only slightly more expensive than a bag of Sour Patch Kids at the local movie theater, and with a running time of around five hours, it'll probably last longer, too.
Pros: Memorable narration by Creed Bratton, Fun local cooperative mode, Competitive leaderboards for each level.
Cons: Finicky double jumps and wall climbs, Long loading times, Monotonous musical score.
Conclusion: World Gone Sour actually over delivers in visual appeal and potential humor, but falls short in regard to technical execution and pacing its content. Not unlike consuming an actual Sour Patch Kid, World Gone Sour starts off sharp and tasty but quickly dissolves into generic filler.
Excerpt: World Gone Sour has a simple premise — its lead character, a Sour Patch Kid, is looking for someone to eat him. During this roughly five-hour quest, you’ll jump, swing, and smash your way through quirky locales (including a movie-theater garbage can) while buddying up with other Sour Patch Kids and...
Pros: + Charmingly quirky vibe (including an offbeat story and amusing narrator commentary); attractive locales., + Easy gameplay means you can chat it up with a local co-op buddy as you breeze through.
Cons: ? Who eats candy that’s been wandering through the dredges of a garbage can?