Captain Sabertooth and the Magic Diamond is an okay sport that may be a lot better if it knew the viewers it was aiming for.
Whereas I had by no means heard of this franchise earlier than, evidently, it’s fairly standard in Norway. The collection encompasses a broad vary of media. I do hope the opposite installments have higher plots. Looking for a magic diamond that “grants its holder a single want” is cliched. It’s additionally odd how you purchase issues from the very pirates you might be working with to search out the treasure. Oh properly, an underdeveloped plot comes second to the gameplay, which targets youngsters.
As a part of a youngsters franchise, is Captain Sabertooth and the Magic Diamond kid-friendly? Sure and no. First, I’ll share some methods it’s. Almost each enemy you defeat provides you a coronary heart, so well being is barely a fear. Even in case you fail, save factors are beneficiant, and the gems and gold you lose on defeat stay the place you dropped them. So, you’ll be able to merely return and choose them up. Whereas opening a treasure chest sends valuables each which means (not unusual for a sport like this), they by no means disappear from the display. Lastly, your character can really swim within the water, so no extra instantaneous drowning.
Regardless of these positives, in my estimation, this sport isn’t for all ages. There’s some difficult platforming, and the controls will not be as fluid as they need to be. A part of me respects the sport for not softening up excessively. However leaping throughout ropes, timing slingshot hearth, and using transferring platforms are just some issues I might see irritating kids. Heck, I grew annoyed with a wall kick half about midway by, seeing my character nearly freeze solely to do slow-motion slides from the platform’s edge and tumble!
A minimum of the battling is simple, even along with your swords quick vary. Once more, hearts are ample. It’s only a disgrace that the enemies are uninspired. There’s a number of native fauna that I felt responsible about killing, so I ran previous many. Different baddies are cliched, identical to the plot.
All this mentioned, I genuinely preferred exploring these island ranges. Effectively, for essentially the most half. The map quickly hundreds with tiny icons, and you’ll’t zoom into it. I might see youngsters in need of a extra user-friendly map, particularly for a sport that matches underneath my least favourite catch-all phrases, “Metroidvania”. Captain Sabertooth and the Magic Diamond is best than many on this crowded style. However as I’ve realized within the Swap period, it’s robust to tug off a nice one.
This sport, whereas colourful, seems in decrease decision. I observed this each in docked and handheld mode. A disgrace as there appears to be some good element. Maybe take a look at the Steam model if graphics are a precedence. I do just like the measure of vocals, even when they repeat. I believe they match the demographic properly and chime in irregularly sufficient to not break your prepare of thought. There are quite a few audio settings. It’s price noting that vocals appear to be the one distinction between the 2 playable characters.
Captain Sabertooth and the Magic Diamond has its moments. Nonetheless, the problem fluctuates an excessive amount of to present it a broad suggestion to kids. With none issue settings or perhaps a two-player mode the place mother and pa might assist out, I might see youngsters rising uninterested in this one after some time. For a $34.99 sport, you’d want to have one the place they’d see the top credit roll. So I’d look forward to a sale (and attainable replace) earlier than happening this platform journey.