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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. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Sep 29, 2017
    100
    The most impressive thing about Freedom Planet is just how good it feels. It feels great to find the correct sequence of actions to send Lilac rocketing through a level at warp speed. It feels great hearing each song on the excellent soundtrack for the first time. It feels great to nail the perfect spin dash on an enemy and absolutely shred it. That type of exhilaration is rare and worthy of praise. There’s no shortage of retro-style games that will charm one’s socks off with beautiful sprites and catchy tunes, but to combine all of that with such a deep mechanical understanding of those old Genesis platformers is a remarkable feat. GalaxyTrail, please take a bow.
  2. Nov 11, 2014
    90
    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.
  3. Aug 3, 2014
    85
    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.
  4. Oct 27, 2015
    85
    If Shovel Knight was a great homage to the NES era, this is an amazing homage to the Genesis and Master System era. It's what Sonic should be in this day and age, and it's quite funny that its developer wasn't SEGA, but an indie team with a lot of passion for the blue hedgehog. It has brilliant level design, great and tight gameplay, various playable characters, and good pixel graphics. What more do you want? A good storyline? Not there of course, but we don't really care considering the rest.
  5. Aug 31, 2014
    80
    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.
  6. Sep 3, 2015
    80
    Whether it’s the engrossing gameplay, endearing character designs or light-hearted plot, Freedom Planet will likely offer something that puts a smile on your face. Plus, it’s probably the best Sonic game we’re likely to receive for the foreseeable future, even without the presence of the blue-haired hedgehog himself.
  7. Jan 4, 2016
    70
    While Freedom Planet isn't a perfect experience, it is still a very enjoyable and easily one of the best Sonic the Hedgehog-esque games I've played in years. If you were looking for something to scratch that 16-bit Sonic itch this might be it. Just don't say I didn't warn you about the questionable story, voice acting, and late game bosses.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 31
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 31
  3. Negative: 1 out of 31
  1. Apr 4, 2018
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This is my favorite game of all time, it has good characters and a fantastic story.

    Milla is a better waifu than Lilac and Carol
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  2. Jul 23, 2014
    10
    There is good games, and then there is great games. Freedom Planet turns out to be latter, thanks to developers paying attention to detailThere 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!
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  3. Sep 1, 2015
    10
    From the music, to the gameplay, to the imagined universe in this series. This game is a great buy, and shows a very bright and promisingFrom the music, to the gameplay, to the imagined universe in this series. This game is a great buy, and shows a very bright and promising future for Galaxytrail. This is a rare gem in the Indie game world that must not be ignored, and is a nod to the great 2D games of the 90's.
    I highly recommend buying this game, most especially If you are into the
    Classic 2D Action Platforming Genre.
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  4. Jul 24, 2014
    10
    this game is beeyond good its fantastic! if not better if your scrolling through these reviews thinking about getting the game stop go onthis 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!!!
    PROS
    -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

    CONS
    noooooone :P

    haha just play it!! like now.. or later your choice
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  5. Jul 23, 2014
    10
    Freedom Planet is detail-rich, has a superb soundtrack, great controls, very like-able characters, interesting story and is actually veryFreedom Planet is detail-rich, has a superb soundtrack, great controls, very like-able characters, interesting story and is actually very challenging without making you rage-quit (much).

    There's collectibles, achievements, mini-games and planned (FREE) DLC, so this game won't be forgotten on game libraries so soon.

    There's someone creating a lot of fake accounts and rating this game poorly, probably because this game has furries in it. Every game that has furries in it and isn't Sonic gets this treatment, sadly.
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  6. Aug 28, 2014
    9
    Finally an indie game that is actually fun and enjoyable. It feels like too many games coming out of Steam's GreenLights are crap, but FreedomFinally an indie game that is actually fun and enjoyable. It feels like too many games coming out of Steam's GreenLights are crap, but Freedom Planet takes me back to the days where I played Sonic as a child.

    The story is simple, but it makes up for the amazing game play.
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  7. Jan 31, 2015
    4
    Solid if flawed platformer with great visuals (some of the best pixel art I've ever seen), fantastic voice acting, and a surprisinglySolid if flawed platformer with great visuals (some of the best pixel art I've ever seen), fantastic voice acting, and a surprisingly interesting story brought down by some of the worst boss fights that I've ever had the displeasure of running into. Deus Ex: Human Revolution level of badly designed boss fights. With those omitted, this would be an solid 8, as it stands its a 4.5. One of the first things the developers did post launch was to nerf the difficulty of the bosses due to overwhelmingly negative feedback but even without that overbearing level of raw challenge they're just badly designed which makes them frustrating rather than fun and brings the entire game down. Get it on sale if your a die hard fan of Genesis era platformers or when it hits bundles if you aren't. Expand

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