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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: 32 out of 33
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 33
  3. Negative: 1 out of 33
  1. Jan 19, 2017
    10
    This game is like playing a 90s cartoon. The voice acting is great (although the recorded quality is low), the soundtrack is fantastic, theThis game is like playing a 90s cartoon. The voice acting is great (although the recorded quality is low), the soundtrack is fantastic, the boss fights are excellent (if a tad on the hard side), and the general feeling I get from this game is joy. It's reminds me of sonic, only it's a really great game. Will buy it again if it comes to a mobile game console. Will buy the sequel. Expand
  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. Jul 19, 2015
    10
    It's very rare to see a game made with so much love that came from Kickstarter as Freedom Planet. The level design is amazing, the gameIt's very rare to see a game made with so much love that came from Kickstarter as Freedom Planet. The level design is amazing, the game mechanics are used well. The voice acting seems amateur (despite having Dawn Bennett from Fairy Tail), but pulls through with the delivery of every line. This game certainly deserves a fourth critic review for a final Metacritic score. Anyone who has played games made by Treasure will enjoy this game immensely. My final verdict: YOU MUST BUY THIS GAME! Expand
  4. Jul 31, 2014
    10
    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 goodThis 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
  5. Jul 24, 2014
    10
    A fantastic game that started from a Sonic template but has grown into something much, much more. Huge in design, perfect in execution,A fantastic game that started from a Sonic template but has grown into something much, much more. Huge in design, perfect in execution, multiple characters, dazzling soundtrack, a suprisingly deep story that's fully voiced, don't listen to the haters, this is the hero that platformers deserve, and the one they need right now. Expand
  6. Oct 22, 2018
    9
    This game is excellent! It combines the good old sonic style platform with a dose of new things to refresh the formula.

    The game is smooth,
    This game is excellent! It combines the good old sonic style platform with a dose of new things to refresh the formula.

    The game is smooth, pretty in his nostalgia pixel art style, well animated and the gameplay is precise, responsive and damn fun!
    The level design is also really well made even if the levels seems a bit smaller than other games (which isn't always a bad thing).

    If like me you like sonic but think the old school "one hit lose everything, one more hit die" formula is really outdated, and taking a hit every time you barely touch an enemy is annoying, this game is for you!!
    I basically takes what's good about Sonic and makes it better, way better.

    For the price it's totally worth it, don't hesitate one second to buy it!
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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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