Adventures of Chris is an journey platformer developed by Guin Leisure. You play as Chris, a husky middle-schooler who’s thrown into being a hero, which no one believes him to be. This platformer wasn’t what I assumed it will be, so I used to be shocked after I began taking part in the precise sport. Let’s see if it was a nice shock.
The sport begins with a decently lengthy tutorial, which additionally acts as the start of the story. Chris is strolling dwelling from faculty when he will get sucked right into a vortex transporting him to an unknown place. You are taking management as the sport explains to you how you can play. In fact, the sport will let you know to leap, and Chris can’t bounce excessive as a result of his dimension. You possibly can pull your self up on ledges, however he doesn’t have the higher physique energy to take action as a result of his dimension once more.
In different phrases, this exhibits all of the belongings you may do if Chris have been in higher form, which I assumed was a bizarre message to offer.
Then the story formally begins when Chris enters the home of a teenage model of Rely Dracula, Rely Junior. It’s his party, and he invited his associates and different youngsters that he changed into toys for social gathering favors. He turns Chris right into a balloon, once more, making enjoyable of his dimension, and Chris by accident blows away the place he’s dropped at the Balloon Kingdom.
Now the sport formally begins with Chris having to journey the world to seek out the six youngsters and save them from being toys for the opposite villains. Apart from these six locations on the map, there have been two totally different areas to obtain hearth and crystal powers.
Chris makes use of these powers to struggle enemies. His balloon powers enable him to leap greater, and he also can inflate and deflate at will. Though he solely has a specific amount of helium, you possibly can go to the store within the Balloon Kingdom and spend cookies. Cookies are the sport’s forex to purchase sweets that can enhance your helium consumption, magic, and total well being. You can even purchase shirts that can enhance his protection a bit. That’s about it, although.
Adventures of Chris is a brief sport. Every stage lasts solely a minute or two. However right here’s the catch: all the things is a hazard. If Chris is floating like a balloon, you wager there shall be spikes lining the ceilings and partitions with solely a marginal protected spot. Enemies will lower your HP, nevertheless it doesn’t matter how a lot HP you may have for those who pop as a balloon. You’re performed.
Fortunately, retying is fast and simple. You’ll restart at the start of the world in that stage as if nothing occurred. The sport expects you to die 1000’s of instances, so it forgives in that sense. What’s not forgiving is the issue of the particular gameplay.
There are 4 totally different issue modes: Chris takes half harm and the opposite the place Chris takes no harm and can’t die. You possibly can change the issue everytime you need all through the sport. I’ll admit, I had to do that a few instances. There have been some components of the extent that I simply couldn’t get by means of. For instance, in Japan, there are ninja cats that throw shurikens at you. They throw these at rapid-fire, and you’ve got a break up second to get out of the best way. In the event you don’t, you’re toast as a result of they throw about six or seven shurikens at a time, and 6 is the max HP you should buy from the shop within the Balloon Kingdom. To not point out that when they end throwing stuff at you, they instantly “see” you once more and begin throughout.
The one approach to defeat these cats was to make use of a particular sword to deflect the shurikens again at them. However you don’t get this sword till about midway by means of the extent. So, it was tremendous irritating.
With all this in thoughts, you possibly can solely think about what the boss battles are like. The enemies within the ranges mirror the world’s boss from shuriken-throwing ninja cat to penguins wielding lasers and bombs or big mosquitoes that latch onto you and suck your blood.
You should have absolute precision when going by means of these ranges. The controls have been easy, and I by no means encountered any glitches or delays, which was nice. However the issue with the controls felt unbalanced to me. I like a superb problem, however this was too arduous. I shouldn’t have had to make use of the simplest issue mode to get by means of any stage for the primary time. I ought to have solely had to make use of it if going again to a selected space to gather one thing quick.
Sure, there are collectibles right here. You possibly can acquire flags of the locations you go to and misplaced library books from the Balloon Kingdom library. These appear to do nothing, and the degrees are so cramped with enemies that it’s not value it to return and acquire all of them for those who missed them the primary time going by means of the extent.
There’s additionally one thing new to study at each single stage of the sport, whether or not Chris will get a brand new power-up or a villain curses him with one thing. Proper whenever you suppose you bought the hold of the earlier controls. It was like they’d too many concepts, and as a substitute of increasing the sport or considering of a sequel, they threw all their concepts into the pot and stirred it up.
General, Adventures of Chris is a lackluster sport. The areas are tremendous quick, however the gameplay is unforgiving. The frustration shortly overpowers the enjoyable, and there’s an excessive amount of taking place without delay. It’s solely saving grace was that the controls have been easy.