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  • Summary: Fight your way across the celestial world of Avalice where cats are green, motorcycles drive up walls and monster girls do most of the buttkicking! Freedom Planet is a cartoony, combat-based platform adventure that pits a spunky dragonoid and her friends against an alien attack force.
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  1. Nov 11, 2014
    Freedom Planet is a love letter to SEGA fans, and newcomers are in store for a special gaming experience that they won’t experience elsewhere in this modern age.
  2. Aug 3, 2014
    Freedom Planet is like a missing jewel from the Sega Saturn catalog, an amazing action game that can be described a (good) Sonic 2D game developed by the Treasure. Don't miss it-- along with Shovel Knight, it's the retro-indie game of the year.
  3. Aug 31, 2014
    It feels like a classic Sega games, with a solid Sonic based mixed up with its own features. It has some issues, but it's a great game worth considering.
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  1. Aug 2, 2014
    this year we had the great of shovel knight , but this does not end here but this does not end here because Galaxy Trail brings another exquisite wonder. if you are a Retrogamer like me he asked , I will have an experience like I lived with sonic the hedgehog simply go to steam! and buy this 10/10

    CONTROL 10
    FUN 10

    only $ 14.99
  2. Jul 31, 2014
    This game is nothing short of awesome! We need more games like this! The pixel art is gorgeous, the music is catchy, the story is pretty good and, for an indie dev, the voice acting is actually pretty good. It's like playing a Saturday morning cartoon. And I mean that in a good way! Expand
  3. Jul 23, 2014
    There is good games, and then there is great games. Freedom Planet turns out to be latter, thanks to developers paying attention to detail more than i remember seeing in quite long time.

    Story is not exactly Shakespeare, and voice acting isn't too good, but atmosphere is still both exciting and charming. Partly thanks to visuals that actually looked slightly better in-game than elsewhere. Music and sound effects turn out to be top notch as well.

    The most important thing, however, is gameplay, which is mix of various classics, without ever using retro-style-indie-game cliches, and it works incredibly fine as long you adjust sensitivity settings to fit your taste. But what is game without it's meat? Level design here is surprisingly varied and detailed, with lot of interactivity put into worlds. Enemies and Bosses are the main challenge, though, but even on their worst they seem decent. Game even occasionally has some clever tricks and strategies to use against them.

    Extra stuff includes collectible cards in levels to unlock stuff in gallery, mahjong and Shang Mu academy, series of mini-challenges so fun that it must be illegal. And the best thing about this already content packed game is... there is still more to come!
  4. Jul 24, 2014
    this game is beeyond good its fantastic! if not better if your scrolling through these reviews thinking about getting the game stop go on steam and buy it, its more than worth it!!!
    -the gameplay is brilliant with a 2d sonic feel with really fun characters to play as!
    lilac who is a fast sonic type character with a boost
    carol who plays like zero from megaman zero
    and another character who you unlock who i wont spoil who plays like mario 2 or even mr gimmick
    -free dlc
    -amaaaaazing music!!!!!!
    -great voice acting
    -a good story
    -and amazing level design

    noooooone :P

    haha just play it!! like now.. or later your choice
  5. Jul 24, 2014
    Absolutely fabulous game, i came here just to post and warn people about this guy giving negative review while everyone absolutely love the game.

    The game really feels like a gem from the genesis era that was just recently discovered.
    I feel like we really got spoiled with freedom planet and shovelknight coming so close to each other ^^, both rate really high in my book. Heck i can't even remember when was the last time i had this much fun with platformers.

    The playable characters each bring something different to the table and the replayability is really high.
    The difficulty is really well done, the curb being a little too steep at times, specially at the last boss, but it gives a sense of achievment right ^^
  6. Jul 26, 2014
    This game came as a surprise to me. I heard nothing of it prior to launch but I was interested right away. Freedom Planet is a throwback to the old school Sega Genesis days of mascots like Ristar and Sonic The Hedgehog and it pulls it off fantastically while still being able to stand on it's own. I can safely say this game is every bit as fun as the trailers made it seem (even more)! The levels are really diverse with different pathways, the physics are great, boss battles are creative and fun, the voice acting is really good and the sound track is top notch!

    Besides the story, the game packs a Classic Mode that strips away all the cutscenes and plays all the levels in order, and a Time Trial mode. More features will be added and free so it won't get dull. It's a highly replayable game with huge levels and a lot of collectables. It also comes packed with achievements that let you look at the game a bit differently, for example there might be a different way of taking down a boss so experimenting and going through the levels more than once is highly recommended.

    The controls can be configured to your liking so the button layout is never a chore to learn. The characters are easy and fun to control and it's a blast to play through each level. Everything pops out and is beautifully colorful, the sprites and character designs are amazing to look at, and every level still feels fresh after continuous playthroughs. I honestly can't think of anything wrong with this game, it's the perfect example of an Indie game done right! Do yourself a favor and buy this game! If you're an old school gamer you'll love it. It's highly inspired by the old genesis games but there's so much to love. It has a compelling and interesting story and it should not be missed!

    I give it a 10/10!
  7. Oct 22, 2014
    Great voice acting, humor inducing cut scenes, cute cuddly furry characters, solid action speed platforming, remarkable retro soundtrack, best boss battles I've ever seen in an old-school game & I've played a lot of old school games.

    The game has Adventure mode, Classic Mode, & Time Attack. Adventure is the main game, lots of story & such. The voice acting is top notch & sounds great. Classic mode is the main game without the cut scenes, but these cut scenes are worth watching. Time attack is pretty much what it sounds like. Beat each level as fast as you can.

    You can play as 2 starting characters & you unlock a 3rd character through the games Story Mode. Each character plays differently.

    The main character Lilac is a Dragon Speedster who can attack with her hair like a whip & charge a dash in several directions. While dashing she is immune to damage for about 1 second, but it takes a few seconds for it to recharge. She also has an aerial spin that gives her a slight hover double jump & also does damage but can be hard to control & hit with in certain situations so this move is best used on flying enemies.

    The second, Carol, is a Feline that can jump up walls & relies on quick attacks which can take out enemies very fast. She also has a motorbike which you can use after finding gas tanks scattered throughout the levels. This bike enables her to climb any wall & gives her increased mobility & a double jump that also deals damage. Carol is also the easiest to play out of the three characters available.

    The third is Milla, a Puppy who has less health than the other 2 but can fly & charge to create blocks to then throw at enemies or use them to fire a beam & sheild herself from damage. You have to unlock Milla by playing the first 2 levels in the Adventure mode & she's currently only available in Classic Mode after unlocking. Milla will get her own Story Mode later on from what I've heard.

    There are other characters that will be added later to the game as DLC.

    The boss fights are fun & challenging. If playing on the hard difficulty (or even on normal) you will have a rough time. Every boss feels unique in how they attack you & has a strategy to figure out in order to beat them. Some bosses have a chain attack & if you get caught in it you can expect nearly certain death. During the tougher boss fights your friends will show up & throw health pickups your way or help deal damage to the boss with you.

    The only negative thing I can say about this game is the FPS will randomly drop from it's normal 60 down to 30 at times & it will lock to 30 until you find a level transition. This problem only occurs when running the game at higher resolutions or in 3x Size mode. That and the game can get pretty hard, especially near the end where the difficulty spikes massively.

    In short, this is the epitome of what games were in the early 90's & anyone who wants a good old school platformer, action game shouldn't miss out on this one. 8/10

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