Soooo I did end up buying Freedom Planet…
… and damn. Hot damn.
It might be a little early for me to try and formulate a more fleshed out and concrete opinion and stuff. But all I’ll say is this: if you have any sort of nostalgia for 90’s platformers and/or the Genesis/Mega Drive Sonic games, buy this. Seriously, don’t hesitate, just buy Freedom Planet. It’s basically a big ball of colorful 90’s 16-bit-era platforming goodness. Seriously, it’s just fantastic. A wonderful graphical style and aesthetic, an enjoyable story, great gameplay and levels, a lovely soundtrack… yeah, I can’t praise this game enough.
If there’s one thing I’d have to criticize, it’s the difficulty. Which is to be expected from this kind of game, but it can get a bit brutal at points. Although luckily it’s mostly “brutal but fair” with only a few little bits here and there I’d say were a bit unfair. But so far it’s not so difficult I want to throw my controller on the floor and ragequit in disgust. Or, well, at least, everything else makes up for it.
So yeah! Silky approves of this game. Highly. Go. Buy it. Now.