Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy Image
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  • Summary: A game I made for a certain kind of person. To hurt them.
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  1. CD-Action
    Feb 8, 2018
    85
    The climbing mechanics are satisfying, the frustration you’ll have to endure on your road to mastery is sweet, and Foddy’s commentary is intelligent, but mouse controls are physically tiring and need getting used to. [01/2018, p.65]
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 24
  2. Negative: 13 out of 24
  1. Dec 18, 2017
    10
    This is a game that plays on one of the worst emotions for playing video games. It plays on your frustration. In this game you are a man in aThis is a game that plays on one of the worst emotions for playing video games. It plays on your frustration. In this game you are a man in a cauldron with a sledgehammer. Your only objective is to climb a mountain. There will be many reviews that give this game a horrible score, but that is because they gave up. I suppose there are two things someone should know when coming into this game. One is that the creator purposefully put a input lag on the hammer to make the game harder, and two is that this game's only objective is to cause you pain. There are several places throughout the mountain that will lead you back to the beginning. Taking these two things into consideration, I still believe that you should try this game. Be warned this game is a challenge, and to overcome it is to feel bliss. Expand
  2. Feb 28, 2019
    10
    This game is a masterpiece for the intended audience. It is definitely terrible for everybody else, but for the almost stubborn people thatThis game is a masterpiece for the intended audience. It is definitely terrible for everybody else, but for the almost stubborn people that won't give up this game is perfect.

    The controls are strange to get used to, but once you do they are razor tight. Most of the reviews complaining about the game's controls must not have played long enough, which is a shame.
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  3. Jan 23, 2018
    8
    Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy is an emotional journey that is a little too hard. I loved when Bennett Foddy talked to me about gettingGetting Over It with Bennett Foddy is an emotional journey that is a little too hard. I loved when Bennett Foddy talked to me about getting over harder things in life and actually appreciated his commentary a lot. I felt a bit defeated around the cave part and despite trying for half an hour, I could not do it possibly because I'm playing on a mac. Overall, I loved the experience but unfortunately it got a bit too hard. I wish there were ways to bypass places after a given amount of time or it was just a bit easier. Overall, I would give it a 8.4. Expand
  4. Mar 14, 2019
    4
    This game broke me, and I will probably never be fixed. At least the game succeeded at it's goal.
  5. Dec 11, 2017
    2
    I went into this title expecting a video game about climbing a mountain with a sledgehammer, and using that sledgehammer in many differentI went into this title expecting a video game about climbing a mountain with a sledgehammer, and using that sledgehammer in many different ways to get over the obstacles. After a couple of hours and completing the game i found myself frustrated, thinking to myself for what reason did i just put myself through all that, that's when i realised - this isn't a video game, but a visual novel.

    I say this because scaling the "mountain" in the novel is comparable to simply clicking through lines of text in others. Some may say that an avenue of skill is required to be able to use the hammer, and to that i don't disagree - if you are able to manoeuvre the hammer properly you will progress faster than others, however the game has almost retarded controls in the fact that doing the same action with the mouse twice in the same area will almost never produce the same results, coupled with the less than sensible physics makes a "game" in which most of your progress won't be of autonomous movement but simply doing the same circle motion until you get to the next obstacle. Much like a visual novel one is able to progress faster simply by clicking text faster, and similarly may be limited in progress by unskippable text.

    The story of this novel annoys me - man in pot climbing mountain with sledgehammer aside the main (and only) character Bennett Foddy cuts from musing about making his "game", how the internet is evolving both how games and media is created and the nature of these evolving mediums, as well as reciting some fantastic poetry about the above. What annoys me is that Bennett's "intellectual" (for lack of a better word) speaking is the minority of all the speech in the game - Most of the monologue (dialogue if you like to swear at the game like i did) comes from Bennett lamenting over your (eventual) loss of progress, which is quite disappointing because i kept slaving through the novel hoping to hear more of his thoughts rather than to experience the "gameplay". In the end the story left me bored as it devolved into "am i willing to do more circle motions to hear more Bennett".

    Overall this "game" is a mess, and that leads me to the final question; Would i spend money on this game? no.
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  6. Jan 13, 2019
    1
    This is not a hard game like Dark Souls or Cuphead. You do not get better at the game, you randomly get a burst of luck. You do not feelThis is not a hard game like Dark Souls or Cuphead. You do not get better at the game, you randomly get a burst of luck. You do not feel satisfied when overcoming a challenge, you dread having to do it again do to inconsistent physics. You do not have fun, you do not have joy, you are angry and only learn to hate all the ‘inspiring’ quotes and songs. When people say this game is satisfyingly hard, I remind them you can fall from the end of the game to the start. Expand
  7. Feb 2, 2020
    0
    This game is so bad, i would rather eat **** than play this game. this game made me kill myself, come back alive, kill myself, come backThis game is so bad, i would rather eat **** than play this game. this game made me kill myself, come back alive, kill myself, come back alive, and then right this review. This game is the worst thing ive played since fortnite. I hope the creator of this game has a lovely 2020. If god told me i had to play this game or go to hell I would say "send me away" i want to go to this guys house and hug him so hard he cries and feels the pain i felt by playing his terrible game Expand

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