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Felix The Reaper review
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Felix the Reaper was one of my most anticipating games of its year, however, it failed to make an impact. With crappy cut-scenes, repetitive tasks during missions, and a restrictive path to take really made me question whether or not this game was actually worth it. 

The story is simple, it's about a reaper who dances his way to his target, while trying to kill the targeted victim, while you, the player, has to help guide his way through a pathway puzzle, and help reach to his target. You see, Felix can only walk on shadow tiles in this platform game, so it's up to you, to change the sun's direction and help him reach his target. Now don't get me wrong, through the first couple of missions I actually enjoyed playing the game, however, as I progressed through, everything just lost its charm.

First of, we were introduced to this crappy story that was supposed to have a comedic effect on Felix's victims, however, I didn't feel that at all. Each victim was just so out of place with their story, it felt more sad than funny. We were introduced to farmers, and nuns along the way, but even considering their story, they were just so out of place in the story. Different characters all had crappy animation and character design to begin with, and also they weren't able to talk. So all the player could've done was rely on their facial expressions, which was 90% sad. And even when they tried to add this comedic effect, it just ruined the whole point in having cut scenes, since we couldn't tell what the npcs where thinking.

Secondly, the puzzle game. In the first few missions, the game was pretty fun, until it got boring. During mid game, it was all the same task, move this barrel or object to enter here and do this. The character didn't have any freedom whatsoever. We were restricted to one path that we had to take, and what also seemed like a stimulus reaction. Once you finish one part of the path, it was so easy to just know the second one. Maybe if they just stuck to the animated cut-scenes, that might've cured my boredom.

All in all, this game really disappointed me, as it is clearly what I have not expected. Not all missions were that bad, some were good which actually gives this game a spark of hope for a better sequel. But who knows, for know it's a 5/10.
«Disappointment of the year»
«I could make it better»