- Summary: Puppeteer is a brand new franchise developed exclusively for PlayStation 3 by SCE JAPAN Studio. Set in a magical puppeteer's theatre, this title introduces you to a strange and fantastic world, where the environment is constantly changing. Players experience a rich, dark fairytale where surprises lurk around every corner.… Expand
Sep 12, 2013This game is pure magic. From the characters to the set changes, the platforming to the levels, the humor to the charm, you cant disagree this game is beautiful in every way. Its more then just the graphics, which are a downright marvel. The music is a magnificent opus of cellos and violins, tubas and trumpets..... ...it makes you smile like a young child. This game has so much going for it and its been a joy to play from beginning to where I am at. Sometimes I just want a game to get lost in and have a complete joy playing from start to finish and not worry about leaderboards and difficulty levels....Puppeteer is that game. Its a masterpiece.… Expand
Nov 13, 2013Loved this game. It is truely a unique must play experience. Plus it has co-op and 3d and move. There are some issues like not enough challenge and some you miss the fun dialogue because you move forward too fast but this game is nothing short of a wonderful spectacle and devilishly entertaining. And has a good length along with good replay. It is very fun and has strong mechanics but my favorite it the art and style characters and dialogue as well as uniqueness that is rare in budgets this large and are only ever found in indie title.… Expand
Jan 15, 2014Amazing game. Don't pay any attention to Puckman's review... this game is not like LBP at all (both this game and LBP are amazing though).
The quick time events are not lazy. Play Kingdom Hearts 2... that game has lazy quick time (the only button you push is Triangle). This game mixes it up and brings a different element of gameplay to the game.....See what I mean about Puckman? He doesn't know what he's talking about.....
further proof he doesn't know what he is talking about......
He mentions how the game gives the wrong head when you need it..... that's because you need to FIND the head first before the game gives it you (you'll know what I mean if you play the game). Puckman never understood that concept... that is why he is confused.
The writing, jokes, and voice acting are very well done. Game play it great, hardly ever missed a jump or attack... and if I did, it was my fault, not the games fault.
The level designs are unique and fun. There is one type of level design (in several levels) I didn't care for... but I must admit it brought variety to the game and a great element of fun, and I know other people probably love it.
Very rarely does a game prompt me to leave a review on metacritic.... I've left 9 reviews (before this).... usually I have to hate a game or love it. I have a couple of yellow reviews I think. Anyway, my point is I've played well over 200 video games and Puppeteer was so good that I just had to leave a review for it.
If you watch the trailers, and think you'll like it... then you'll love it. I had really big hopes for this game...and I was worried I was over hyping it for myself. I did that with GTA V Online... I over hyped that and it was a disappointment..... well Puppeteer lived up to my expectations..... it's that good.… Expand
Oct 24, 20148/10? 9/10? What these numbers mean cannot prepare you for how full of wonder Puppeteer is. It's like a box of magic and color, puns and memorable friends and foes. It is, in my opinion, one of the BEST kid games for PS3 (along with Ni No Kuni and Littlebigplanet 2), but Puppeteer has an ongoing, multifaceted commentary by fairies, witches and much more, that especially adults will enjoy because we recognize the craziness and human comedy of their mentalities. The Western references and the Japanese risk-taking come together marvelously, and the result is such a rare platform fairytale that an 8/10 score would seem ignorant of just how much drama and wonder the journey is packed with. Some games give you 40 hours with bursts of intensity and long stretches of preparations. Puppeteer throws an entire series of 'acts' into one compressed 12-hour pot and mixes it in ways I haven't seen before and don't expect to ever be made like this in other games. It does have weaknesses, though. The difficulty level is narrow throughout the game, comfortably challenging and never super-hard or 'set-your-own-goals hard'. The core 2d setup feels a bit like Littlebigplanet 2's, to a degree where I'd hesitate in owning both games. But then again Puppeteer does much more new with the 2d setup than you can possibly expect, and just the story and characters alone make the game worthwhile. I'd say the voice-acting alone makes the game sufficiently enjoyable, and all the ideas and surprises can be considered icing on the cake.
I haven't even mentioned that it's set up like a puppet theater performance, and feels 100% as one. The developers have gone to great lengths to make classic game elements into "mechanic tree pieces" and dozens of times it had me smiling at how an element I usually take for granted was re-designed for the puppet context. Absolutely wonderful.… Expand
Oct 10, 2014Portata a termine l’avventura, che si compone di 21 livelli per una durata complessiva che si aggira attorno alle 9 ore, avrete ben pochi motivi per riprendere in mano il gioco se non siete in cerca dei collezionabili. Dal menu principale potrete dare un’occhiata ai sei libri illustrati che vi racconteranno ulteriori dettagli sulla storia. Unico “difetto” che mi sento di attribuire a Puppeteer è il livello di sfida. Vedere il “game over” è impossibile e questo potrebbe far annoiare i giocatori che da un platform si aspettano una maggiore difficoltà. Il mio consiglio è comunque quello di giocarlo in due. Gestire in solitaria sia Kutaro che il suo compagno potrebbe risultare scomodo nelle scene più veloci. Con l’avvento della next-gen il mio timore è quello che titoli come questo vengano lasciati sugli scaffali e ingiustamente dimenticati. Onore a Japan Studio che non solo ha voluto cercare di proporre un qualcosa di nuovo ma lo ha fatto in modo sublime, creando una nuova IP dal valore indubbio, in esclusiva e alla fine del ciclo vitale di PlayStation 3.
E attenzione a non sottovalutarlo, non è “solo” un gioco per bambini…… Expand
Nov 2, 2013Nice idea and trailers made me look forward for this game. Unfortunately, stiff controls, low framerate, and most of all the terrible writing (the narration and dialogs are really stupid) make this game annoying and boring. If that wasn't enough, the mentioned narration is even more boring by being toooo daaaamn sloooow! And it tries way too hard to be funny (did I mention it's stupid?) and most of the voice acting is ridiculous and annoying too (like the Sheep, but that's just one of many!). What the hell, how could they have such a beautiful idea for a game and make such crap? I want my money back!… Expand