Patreon button  Steam curated reviews  Discord button  Facebook button  Twitter button 
3DS | AND | IOS | PC | PS4 | SWITCH | VITA | XB1 | All

Forums > Submission Feedback > Suskie's Strider review

This thread is in response to a review for Strider on the Xbox One. You are encouraged to view the review in a new window before reading this thread.

Add a new post within this thread...

board icon
Author: -
Posted: April 21, 2014 (05:52 AM)
Actions: Register for a free user account to post on the forums...

I played an hour of this (jumped in about 10% into someone else's game), and the review basically confirms most of my own feelings. I thought the controls could and should have been a whole lot tighter, and visually it looked pretty bland, but I did enjoy my brief time spent with the game. Except, I couldn't tell you a lot about it.

Actually, there was one other thing I did remember. A good Metroidvania game in my books compels you to seek out collectibles by yourself. Usually, I like to be rewarded with upgrades, making my character tougher and more badass. I don't know too much about how this Strider works, but I came across a number of artwork and pointless rewards, and that kind of put me off seeking out collectibles by the end of the hour.

Anyway, great review. Seems like overall it's competent but not really worth your time. I don't think I'll ever go back to it.

board icon
Author: Suskie
Posted: April 21, 2014 (10:52 AM)
Actions: Register for a free user account to post on the forums...

That's a good point. Helpfully, Hiryu's upgrades are actually shown on the map, which kind of pulled my attention straight to those, whereas I naturally missed a lot of the artwork and such and don't really care that I did.

Thanks for reading! Have you played Guacamelee yet, Ben? If you want a good Metroidvania, that one's absolutely top-of-the-line.

board icon
Author: -
Posted: April 23, 2014 (11:47 PM)
Actions: Register for a free user account to post on the forums...

I've not played Guacamelee!, no. But I do own it on two platforms (Vita and Steam), so I really have no excuse! I think I bought it at a time when I had so much other stuff in my immediate backlog. Hopefully, I'll get around to the game at some point.

User Help | Contact | Ethics | Sponsor Guide | Links

eXTReMe Tracker
© 1998-2019 HonestGamers
None of the material contained within this site may be reproduced in any conceivable fashion without permission from the author(s) of said material. This site is not sponsored or endorsed by Nintendo, Sega, Sony, Microsoft, or any other such party. Strider is a registered trademark of its copyright holder. This site makes no claim to Strider, its characters, screenshots, artwork, music, or any intellectual property contained within. Opinions expressed on this site do not necessarily represent the opinion of site staff or sponsors. Staff and freelance reviews are typically written based on time spent with a retail review copy or review key for the game that is provided by its publisher.