Story - 80%
Graphics - 69%
Audio - 68%
Gameplay - 72%
Replayability - 59%
Super Lucky’s Tale is the newest IP of Microsoft to try and get more exclusive game titles on their platform. Given its release in November, right in the middle of when all the giant titles release, will this new IP survive or be forgotten by Christmas?
You play as Lucky a little fox that dreams to become a guardian and it just so happens that this dream is coming true. As the story starts Lucky’s Sister, who is an actual guardian, crash lands with her plain and send Lucky a message; telling him that it is up to him now to rescue the Book of Ages from Jinx. The book is the doorway to other worlds and in the wrong hands can create havoc.
So off you go on your adventure, learning how to be a guardian and confronting new enemies like Kitty Litter which he needs to battle to get to Jinx and save all the worlds. He will also meet some friends on his journey and some colourful different worlds.
The game style is like a classic platformer with some challenges and puzzles to complete, most ages will be able to play the game, but the view and controls might be challenging for some younger players. The controls work well but at times it does feel a bit jerky, especially when jumping and trying to land on small platforms or trying to reach that ledge.
The game looks colourful and the cartoony theme is vibrant, but the controls and view angles can cause this to be lost. The different worlds are unique and there are definitely some interesting characters to meet as well. The most important thing it to collect some lucky clovers and with every stage there are different ways to collect them.
Super Lucky’s Tale is not a bad game and there is definitely a need for more platformer games but I think the game will be over looked by many gamers because of the release timeline and there are also about 3 other platformers that were released about a month or so apart from this game. It will be sad to see this game not doing well but I think they should’ve made better plans on the release date.
Reviewed on: Xbox One
Available on: Xbox One
Age Rating: 3+
Estimated RRP: R399
Release Date: 7 November 2017
- New IP
- Some cool characters and ideas
- Wrong release date
- Controls can be clunky