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  • Summary: A Hat in Time is a 3D collect-a-thon platformer featuring a little girl with a lot of heart! Travel the universe with Hat Kid as you rival the evil Mustache Girl in order to save the world! Unlock new platforming abilities, more combat moves and spice up your attacks with badges attached toA Hat in Time is a 3D collect-a-thon platformer featuring a little girl with a lot of heart! Travel the universe with Hat Kid as you rival the evil Mustache Girl in order to save the world! Unlock new platforming abilities, more combat moves and spice up your attacks with badges attached to your hat! Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 39
  2. Negative: 1 out of 39
  1. Dec 20, 2017
    100
    Suffice to say, A Hat in Time won’t waste your time. It has put you in the paint program for the same reason it does everything else: because whereas most games are content to occupy your time, A Hat in Time has something it wants to show you. Now get busy with the virtual crayons. It’ll be worth it.
  2. Nov 8, 2017
    90
    A Hat in Time is that rare Kickstarted game that had a lofty goal and succeeded. Not only does the game live up to the 64-bit collectathon nostalgia that so many of us have been craving, but it also revamps the standard formula. Every level feels completely different from the last, and a diverse mission structure keeps the adventure from growing stale. It’s a wholly charming experience that made me smile silly. Hat Kid controls like a dream and is also a ridiculously cute mascot whom I’d like to see more of, along with more adorable hats. Anyone who has fond memories of the 3D platforming genre would do well to check out A Hat in Time.
  3. Jan 24, 2018
    85
    In the end, A Hat In Time features enough charm to overcome its shortcomings. If you can live with the unreliable camera, then you'll find a game that offers a pleasant platforming experience, tons of secrets to uncover, and a good amount of abilities to experiment with. The variety of environments and activities is appreciated, as are some of the breaks from platforming norms. The characters may be the main reason for playing the gamefrom beginning to end, just to see what they'll say or do next. For fans of platformers, A Hat In Time is well worth your time.
  4. 80
    This is a game with undeniable soul and an incredible amount of shine considering its budget. There’s very little that A Hat in Time can’t do as a classic platformer, and it really throws itself into creating a cute and cohesive universe for you to explore.
  5. Nov 17, 2017
    80
    A Hat in Time has certainly been well worth the wait, and is easily recommended to platformer fans across all formats. It sits nicely alongside Yooka-Laylee and offers a different take on the N64 nostalgia that both titles share. It’s unlikely to knock Mario off his perch as king of the 3D platformers, but it is a more than acceptable pretender to the crown. It also has a central antagonist called Moustache Girl who is a girl with a bushy moustache. A Hat in Time opens up to be a real standout in the recent renaissance of the 3D platform game.
  6. Oct 13, 2017
    80
    A Hat in Time is more interested in looking around than staring backward. This is a challenging exercise for a 3D platformer, and yet A Hat in Time keeps its perspective balanced between careful devotion and sensible progression. Being responsive to your environment, as it turns out, makes it easier to see where you should be going.
  7. Oct 27, 2017
    44
    The origins as a hobby project are too visible from the get-go. Clumsy controls and problematic camera are not up to par - but unfortunately these are the cornerstone of any decent platformer.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 7 out of 132
  1. Oct 7, 2017
    10
    Mithaldu is an idiot... now that that is out of the way,
    I don't generally review steam games... but I felt I had to do my part in getting
    Mithaldu is an idiot... now that that is out of the way,
    I don't generally review steam games... but I felt I had to do my part in getting the word out. This game is a love letter to the GameCube era and all of the unique games that came with it.
    Paper Mario? It's got some of that!
    Super Mario Sunshine? It's got a lot of that!
    Windwaker? It looks good enough to be it's twin!
    If you're like me and you grew up on super Mario sunshine and other GameCube classics, this game is a STEAL for $30.
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  2. Nov 17, 2021
    10
    Great game
  3. Oct 11, 2017
    10
    Amazing! Me and the wife have not been able to stop playing it! We didn't expect it to hook us as much as it has and I didn't expect it toAmazing! Me and the wife have not been able to stop playing it! We didn't expect it to hook us as much as it has and I didn't expect it to have such variety of levels and worlds. Each world is way different than the next and soon as you think this world is your favorite then the next one blows you away. My favorite is the Halloween themed one so far but the viking one is very cool too.

    Think Mario galaxy but with a special hat and the levels are not globe shaped. Way more special moves than mario though for sure and lots of replay value. It makes you want to go back and explore for the hidden orbs that it shows you pictures of.

    We Love it.
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  4. Feb 22, 2019
    9
    One of the greatest games I have ever played. It has great controls, a good story, pretty good voice acting, great sountrack, but it does haveOne of the greatest games I have ever played. It has great controls, a good story, pretty good voice acting, great sountrack, but it does have some cons.
    The game is very short, that's a con, BUT there are a lot of mods on the Steam workshop to make it longer.
    The ending felt very incomplete. We have no idea what happens next. But hopefully there'll be DLC to add onto the story, or maybe another game.
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  5. May 19, 2019
    9
    This is one of the best games I have ever played!

    It's funny, charming, Infinitely replayable, and most of all, it's cute as heck! The
    This is one of the best games I have ever played!

    It's funny, charming, Infinitely replayable, and most of all, it's cute as heck!
    The controls are tight and reponsive, it's fun to just run around in circles with the sprint cap. The hat and badge mechanic is very creative and funtional. Missions in the game are always different, like switching from a miniboss to a survival horror. The characters are rememberable and unique with great voiceactors, especially the Conductor and Empress.
    My only problems are the minor bugs, small problems with wallrunning and the very disappointing and rushed ending cutscene.
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  6. Jan 3, 2020
    8
    yeah awesome game right. but if you play it over 50 hours it's getting to be boring
    and... this game created without main missions? really,
    yeah awesome game right. but if you play it over 50 hours it's getting to be boring
    and... this game created without main missions? really, too many side missions.
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  7. Aug 9, 2022
    0
    So many weird design choices with this game. Gameplay sucks and the camera is annoying as all hell. Makes me think they don't reallySo many weird design choices with this game. Gameplay sucks and the camera is annoying as all hell. Makes me think they don't really understand what made 3D platformers popular in the first place and just think its all about nostalgia with cute characters, pretty graphics and music, although even the graphics in this game are kind of glitchy and ugly to look at. Level design is sparse, controls are downright awful, there's this weird thing where you press shift and the whole screen goes black to show a small circle of where to go so you can't see anything which you will constantly press trying to roll. There's automatic wall climbing and she wants to grab onto anything and everything in sight then the camera locks onto this girl you are supposed to chase with no warning whatsoever. Its like you being pulled in a million different directions. I honestly lasted a grand total of 30 seconds after the first level loaded before I quit. Terrible game. Just from a technical standpoint needs much longer in the oven before it is really even playable. Then they can work out everything else like the level design, game-play mechanics and graphics. Expand

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