Action Henk PC

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  • Summary: Become a master of momentum and defy physics as you race against a band of ragged 90s action figures to once and for all prove that Action Henk is the fastest of them all.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. CD-Action
    Jul 27, 2015
    80
    A charming, addictive game that’s easy to learn but hard to master and therefore appeals both to those who seek some simple fun and those who play games to set records and climb the leaderboards. [08/2015, p.58]
  2. May 12, 2015
    80
    Action Henk is easily one of the best speed-runners in years.
  3. Jun 22, 2015
    78
    It's pure fun, and it's an original mix between an endless runner and a Sonic-styled platform. Definitely worth a try.
  4. May 31, 2015
    73
    Action Henk is fast, super fluid, and it never gets cheaply frustrating. If it would challenge the player with more different goals beside beating the best time, it could last forever.
  5. May 11, 2015
    70
    Completing Action Henk will set you back only several hours, but you will be at the edge of your seat for most of that time.
  6. May 13, 2015
    70
    Action Henk is a fun speedrunner that constantly challenges you to improve your own runs. The game offers more depth than you would expect, but it is not really a game to play hours in a row.
  7. May 13, 2015
    70
    Although the game doesn't outstay its welcome, that can be difficult to appreciate. I was left wanting more, particularly in terms of level variety, but the essence of the game is great.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. May 22, 2015
    10
    I have to admit I created an account on Metacritic merely to review this game, mostly because I worried that people would come in here andI have to admit I created an account on Metacritic merely to review this game, mostly because I worried that people would come in here and think that it's a terrible game due to the single other review on here. Fear not, gamers, for Action Henk is one of the best games I've played yet. It's perfect for the perfectionists who will not stop until they get the best time they possibly can, and makes a wonderful party game to play with friends. The controls of this game can be summed up as a run button, a jump button, a slide button, and a "hook" button for certain levels. As simple as these controls may be, they play smoothly and enjoyably, and are fine-tuned in such a way that even a millisecond delay in pressing a button can greatly impact your run. I will warn you, however, that this game is a challenge; sure, you could easily pass most of the levels, but achieving all the medals takes 100% of your concentration. And if going for the gold isn't enough for you, you can reach for the rainbow medals. which can only be obtained by the community's most elite. The graphics are the perfect blend of quality and aesthetics, and the game almost always performs at a lovely 60 FPS. The art style reminds me a lot of Toy Story (though some of the figurines look absolutely horrifying), and the environments welcome players (or frighten them, as the game gets more difficult). Even if a difficult speedrunner isn't the game for you, you should still consider buying the soundtrack. The music is high-speed and energetic, and is always a pleasure to. Overall, Action Henk is one of those gems that might not be that popular, but are still worth the buy. I am absolutely certain that Ragesquid has a future in the gaming industry. Expand
  2. Jun 23, 2015
    8
    I am revising my original review after doing a full playthrough of the game. Admittedly, I was put off by the low level of difficulty for theI am revising my original review after doing a full playthrough of the game. Admittedly, I was put off by the low level of difficulty for the first several worlds and a lack of player mechanics. My experience in endless runner games could contribute to that, but the difficulty curve accelerates sharply in the last couple worlds--maybe a bit too much. Honestly the curve could have been a bit more steady but I've considered the fact that the developers may have done this intentionally to get players more invested in finishing the game.

    The level creator is really nice but for those playing it well past launch, they might find the online multiplayer feature useless since I have checked multiple times and never seen anyone queued. The local co-op is still a lot of fun and there's definite replay value if you decide to start cracking through the ranks. Every fraction of a second counts and can increase your standing several hundred spots.
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