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  • Summary: The indie-developed rebirth of platform games.

    A joyous platformer frequently compared to Jak and Daxter, The Last Tinker is a colorful adventure set in Colortown, a world built upon creativity, emotion and collaboration. A dark force named The Bleakness has emerged and seeks to tear the
    The indie-developed rebirth of platform games.

    A joyous platformer frequently compared to Jak and Daxter, The Last Tinker is a colorful adventure set in Colortown, a world built upon creativity, emotion and collaboration. A dark force named The Bleakness has emerged and seeks to tear the colors apart, draining all joy and life from the world. Koru, a young boy from the slums of Colortown, is forced to act. He embarks on an epic and one of a kind adventure to combat the Bleakness and to restore joy and color to his home.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Aug 19, 2014
    83
    It may not stray very far from its influences, but considering how well it borrows from them, it hardly needs to. This is an adorable, easy-to-love game, and it's well worth a play.
  2. Aug 22, 2014
    80
    A safe game that does a lot by the numbers, but still an enjoyable experience for anyone willing to give it the time.
  3. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Oct 29, 2014
    80
    Nothing groundbreaking, but it's a sweet and tasty slice of nostalgia that delivers a welcome warm, fuzzy feeling to new-gen. [Nov 2014, p.94]
  4. 70
    The Last Tinker: City of Colors if a throw back game that provides gamers with a simple approach to fun and it works.
  5. Sep 7, 2014
    65
    It’s not amazing, but it’s definitely not awful. While it functions well enough as a platformer, performance issues keep it from being a stand out in the genre.
  6. 60
    Parents looking for an age appropriate adventure for their young gamer should give The Last Tinker a look, others will find it forgettable.
  7. Aug 19, 2014
    50
    The Last Tinker tries to ape the best platformers out there, but with boring combat and unchallenging gameplay, it's just a dull one.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Aug 23, 2014
    10
    Love this game. Characters are so cute and the game looks really beautiful. I'm amazed at how much is in this game and how great the colorsLove this game. Characters are so cute and the game looks really beautiful. I'm amazed at how much is in this game and how great the colors look and so smooth. Played earlier with my kid and he loved it too. It had a real Jak and Daxter feel to it. So glad I didn't miss it. Also this game is a lot longer and has way more gameplay in it than i thought I would see. So good. : ) Expand
  2. Aug 27, 2014
    9
    Very charming and colourful game. Great for kids (apart from the fact that the "for kids" setting has some irritating difficulty spikes - IVery charming and colourful game. Great for kids (apart from the fact that the "for kids" setting has some irritating difficulty spikes - I had to help my daughter a few times later in the game).

    We still had really great time playing the game, though. Given its price (a lot of professional reviews do not seem to take into account this little gem only costs about 10 Euros with PS Plus), it is an absolute must-buy for people looking for a fun platformer to play with their kids. If they added some more game play depth, non-linear story/quest elements and spoken/synchronized dialogue for the sequel, it could absolutely turn into a great full-price platformer for younger audiences. In its current form, "Tinker" already is an absolutely outstanding budget-price-platformer.
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  3. Aug 27, 2014
    9
    This game made me feel like an 8 year old playing Spyro on the PS1 for the first time, all over again. The Last Tinker absolutely oozesThis game made me feel like an 8 year old playing Spyro on the PS1 for the first time, all over again. The Last Tinker absolutely oozes classic Sony platformer charm in a way that I haven't seen for a long time. Yes, the game is easy and the puzzles are simple but that's not a bad thing, it makes it a relaxing and purely enjoyable game to play through. The low difficulty level also means it's accessible to kids which is great because this is exactly the type of game I would want my kids to be playing. The only reason I haven't given this game a 10/10 is because the current version suffers from framerate drops (slowdown) - If you aren't the type to notice that kind of thing then you'll be fine. Remember that this game is a debut title from a small developer which makes this all the more exciting and absolutely worthy of supporting. Expand
  4. Aug 23, 2014
    9
    Finally!!! A good colorful game. So sick of all these gritty games. Glad to see some personality and such a pretty game. Also greatFinally!!! A good colorful game. So sick of all these gritty games. Glad to see some personality and such a pretty game. Also great playthrough. Feels right at home on PS4. GO INDIES!!! Expand
  5. Aug 21, 2014
    7
    How is this a platformer when you can't evenHow is this a platformer when you can't even jump?------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Expand
  6. Feb 2, 2017
    4
    Very slow and boring, I've bought it based on one site's suggestion for a good platform game (I've asked for something similar to Ratchet andVery slow and boring, I've bought it based on one site's suggestion for a good platform game (I've asked for something similar to Ratchet and Clank), turned out a very bad advice.

    The concept, graphics and art style are OK, but levels design and game mechanics is very under-developed, come on, what platform-er that you can't jump-around freely. Sound and voice were horrible and very very annoying.
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  7. Nov 11, 2014
    4
    Don't buy the Last Tinkerer: The City of Colors. I haven't played a platformer this boring since the De Blob. No framerate junkie but thisDon't buy the Last Tinkerer: The City of Colors. I haven't played a platformer this boring since the De Blob. No framerate junkie but this hard to look at. Boring task after boring task. Combat is just press square. Not really a platformer since it "auto jumps". Expand