tokubetsu's Splosion Man (Xbox 360 Games Store) review

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The splode beneath your splosion...

There are a few things that make up a great platformer. Good humor, smart level design and a memorable lead character. Splosion-Man easily succeeds at all three, a shining example of the genre and that it's far from dead. I don't know what God Twisted Pixel prays to (The Maw) but humor is something that rarely succeeds in games yet here it works perfectly. It's somewhere between crass/immature while still easilly enjoyed by adults and I feel a big part of this is because it's never serious. From the boss designs to the way scientists explode into bacon and other glorious meats to the amazing donut song, it's all perfect. Well balanced difficulty that rises on a great curve ensures that you're not pulling out your hair from the very beginning either. Splosion-Man has secured my interest in any and all games by Twisted Pixel and any other content/sequel available in the series. Feed the world.


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