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Old 01-28-21, 11:25 AM
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Re: Balan Wonderworld (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox, Switch) - 3/26/21

demo up... https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/ba...ot:overviewtab
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Re: Balan Wonderworld (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox, Switch) - 3/26/21

The near-universal response seems to range from "indifferent shrug" to "this is terrible". I haven't fired up the demo yet. Part of me is stupid enough to stick with my full price preorder just to support a game like this existing.
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Re: Balan Wonderworld (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox, Switch) - 3/26/21

It does seem like a game that would have come out during the peak Sega/Michael Jackson era.
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Re: Balan Wonderworld (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox, Switch) - 3/26/21

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The near-universal response seems to range from "indifferent shrug" to "this is terrible". I haven't fired up the demo yet. Part of me is stupid enough to stick with my full price preorder just to support a game like this existing.
I was about excited for this as one could be and yeah it's not great. The gameplay is uninteresting and the controls are sluggish. Also very poor level design. Disappointing.
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Re: Balan Wonderworld (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox, Switch) - 3/26/21

^ they still have 2 months. could get better, no?
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^ they still have 2 months. could get better, no?
These are fundamental problems with the game so no. It's not like the framerate is bad or needs polish.
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Re: Balan Wonderworld (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox, Switch) - 3/26/21

I finally got around to playing the demo, and...errrr, promptly cancelled my preorder. I didn't hate it the way most people seemed to, but I can't say that I liked it either. Movement is sluggish. Jumping doesn't feel right, which is more than a little bit critical for a platformer. Disliked the camera. Costume management seems kind of annoying; one hit and your current one is gone, and you can only have 3 at a time. Some of the things it seems to want me to do aren't explained very well. If it improves with updates, I'm still open to buying it at the right price, but...yeah. I wonder if Square Enix regrets releasing this demo. It's succeeding at getting the word out, but...
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Re: Balan Wonderworld (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox, Switch) - 3/26/21

Maybe they will postpone it a few months and make some needed changes. I'm interested in the game but not for full price and not in the current state. The one hit and losing the costume sounds dumb. A potentially cool platformer that will turn into frustration for kids that want to play it.

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