Story - 85%
Graphics - 87%
Audio - 83%
Gameplay - 88%
Replayability - 86%
Fun Platformer for Young(and Old)
Almost everybody loves platformers and most people love remastered games, put those two loves together and LocoRoco Remastered!
LocoRoco originally came out in 2006 exclusively for the Sony PSP and was a massive hit for Sony. Fast forward to 2017 and it looks like Sony might have the same effect on the PS4. With the remastered version, you get 1080p/4K visuals (that’s if you have a 4k TV and a PS4 Pro) and you get to use your Dualshock4 controllers 6 axis motion to control your LocoRoco’s. This for me is a big improvement from using the shoulder buttons to control the world! For the LocoRoco purist, you can still use the shoulder buttons.
I must confess, that I never played the original PSP version and I must say that I am really impressed with the Puzzles. The Puzzles are challenging and fun at the same time. I also found that I wanted to go back and retry the level to get better scores and unlock more secrets in the game. As you get secrets you get more material/building blocks for your own LocoRoco house, where you can make your own puzzles to play. The one thing that I personally didn’t love too much is the singing/music, after a few hours it had a bit of a kids tune (but this game is mainly for kids so….). But the easy solution for this is just to turn down the sound!
I would really recommend this to any parent that want to get their kids started in Platformer games or games in general. Its fun and you need a bit of coordination to play the game (with the Dualshock4 controller), you might also find that you will be playing it more than your kids. This is your local mad scientist signing out….
Reviewed on: PS4
Available on: PS4
Age Rating: 3
Publisher/Developer: Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
Estimated RRP: R239
Release Date: 9 May 2017
- The levels are challenging and fun at the same time, it wants you to go back and try and get all the LocoRoco’s
- You can build your own small Puzzle home!
- Wasn’t to big a fan of the music of the LocoRoco’s, but that it just me