I admit, when I first saw this game, I was a little bit sketchy. I mean, the character is a puny little fancy man, and the controls were so simple, but since it got such rave reviews I thought I would give it a try. The first thing I noticed were the amazing details on the characters and backgrounds. Every little detail was drawn to the fullest extent. The graphics are truly amazing, and truly different. Next comes the sound. The sound varies, although it is mostly classical music. The music provides a soothing feeling through out the game. It is very well done. The plot is amazing too. It is the basic saving the princess fairytale, but it has a twist that makes it great. Here is the big one: Gameplay. Now this is what truly is amazing and innovative. First off all, this game is very challenging. It will require skill along side intellectual thinking. Some parts can get frustrating but it is highly addictive. The controls are very simple, it is mostly move and jump. The innovative part is instead of having a life system, which if it did I would get a game over every two seconds, you can go back in time. Yes, that is right, go back in time. Die? No big deal, press X and redo what was a mistake and make it work. Also, the gameplay uses going back in time to make it even more challenging. And there is also having a shadow do things for you, which is hard to explain so when you get this game you will figure it out. But overall, this game is truly amazing and can be played by anyone of any age and they will find it fun. It is worth the extra cost because of the sheer enjoyment you can get out of this game.
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