There wasn’t as big a turn out for Puppeteer as I’d hoped. Only four of you had something to say about the charming platformer, and surprisingly there were some rather mixed accounts.
Bunimomike played through half of Puppeteer in co-op with Hannypoppie. He said that the opening hour was “so damned charming” and a “master-class in how to lower someone into a game”. However, he said the game currently left him with the “‘going through the motions’ feeling which repetition can often bring in”.
TSBonyman took time out from GTA V to play Puppeteer. And while it was “charming and gorgeous”, with a “nice challenge to the gameplay”. The “constant banter of the characters could be a bit off-putting for some” but completing only a few levels at a time made it “wonderfully entertaining”.
Puppeteer was Wozman23’s most anticipated game for 2013, and thankfully for them it “didn’t disapoint”. Although the game wasn’t without a few flaws – Wozman was quick to point out how the “head swapping could have been better implemented”, and also criticised the slow pacing.
However, everything from the “art direction, level design and bosses proved an insane amount of variety”. They even described the game as having a “vaudevillian charm” that was “reminiscent of Disneyland or The Muppets”.
Lastly was Lieutenant Fatman, who I can assume wasn’t the biggest fan of Puppeteer. Although LittleBigPlanet was preferred, they found Puppeteer to have some “very nice story telling”, which was “very amusing” at times, but accused the cut scenes for being overly long and said that challenge was also “quite frustrating at times”.
Now it’s down to the votes. With only three cast there was a single vote for Bargain Bin It, and two for Buy It. Hopefully that is all the convincing you need if you’re on the fence about giving Puppeteer a go.
There’s no poll this week, because you all decided it would be a good idea to make the top two games draw. Those were The Stanley Parable and Rayman Legends, so to avoid having two platforming games in a row, we’ve went for The Stanley Parable, with Rayman up next week. Then you’ll get to vote again for the week after, don’t worry!