I decided to give PSNow a try and signed up for the free week. I don't know how I missed it, but apparently you can actually download the games on there.  I was always under the assumption that you had to stream the games So I was staying away from it. Now that I understand how this damn thing works, I'm impressed enough with it that I'll probably hang around for a month or two. It has a pretty strong library of games, and quite a few send me recent ones that I haven't gotten around to trying like God of war and Mafia 3. Dancing

Anyway, I saw that A Boy and His Blob was in the library, and I got really excited. I played it briefly on the Wii, but I never got really far in it. It was one of the games lost in the great ice skating massacre of 2009.

Now that I was able to devote some actual time to it, I very quickly figured out why it bombed saleswise. Despite the beautiful graphics and the loving bond between the boy and the blob, this was a game that was designed for no one. It really has a look and feel meant for younger children, but the difficulty is right up there with some of the toughest puzzle games I've ever played. I hadn't gotten past the first zone before I was already swearing at the screen.

Plus the controls are some of the worst I've ever come across. I know this is a port of a Wii game, so WayForward was just making due with what they could, but Jesus tap dancing Christ trying to select one jelly bean after another to transform the blob is just painful.

For the sake of my own sanity and blood pressure I've already put this one away, and I'm going to move on to something else.
Posted by robio Sat, 26 Oct 2019 15:21:25 (comments: 8)
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