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  • Summary: Join Kao on his biggest adventure yet! This time the brave kangaroo has to find his missing sister and solve the mystery of what happened to his long-gone father. He will need to travel the world and confront the famous fighting masters, who are influenced by the mysterious, dark power. OnJoin Kao on his biggest adventure yet! This time the brave kangaroo has to find his missing sister and solve the mystery of what happened to his long-gone father. He will need to travel the world and confront the famous fighting masters, who are influenced by the mysterious, dark power. On the course of his journey, Kao will learn under the guidance of his master - Walt, how to become not only an awesome fighter but also a clever one who uses his head as much as his fists. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. May 27, 2022
    80
    Kao the Kangaroo is a solid and colorful platformer that unmistakably harks back to the PSX and PS2 years.
  2. May 27, 2022
    76
    Kao The Kangaroo is an enjoyable and fun platformer, whose low difficulty level combined with its short duration is a hindrance to its potential to be placed alongside top titles like Crash Bandicoot and Ratchet & Clank. However, its overall quality is high enough to make it undoubtedly a worthy recommendation for platformer fans.
  3. Jun 6, 2022
    75
    The return of the traditional 3D arcade was successful and kangaroo Kao gave us a real nostalgic blow. But there could be more worlds and content.
  4. May 27, 2022
    70
    Short and extremely easy, Kao the Kangaroo won't win over anyone that isn't itching for a new 3D platformer. But it's still fairly enjoyable and a solid way to spend a few hours for anyone looking for a collection-based throwback.
  5. Jun 7, 2022
    70
    Kao the Kangaroo might be a solid reboot that walks you down the memory lane for a few hours, but it won't be an experience that stays with you for a long time, just like any other game in this franchise.
  6. May 27, 2022
    70
    Kao the Kangaroo is a solid reboot, but not in the league of Crash Bandicoot. The game is pretty, runs smoothly, offers great level design and fun combat system, and overall has a strong base, but also contains many elements that fail to reach the level we expect from a platformer today.
  7. May 27, 2022
    50
    Kao the Kangaroo is a nice 3D platformer for getting your feet wet. The gameplay from previous entries is the same and it is easy for beginners to pick up. The graphics look good and keeping it simple fits with the game’s theme. Unfortunately, the game feels too short, ending just as it picks up momentum. Collectibles feel like unnecessary game padding, the story feels like an excuse plot, and the voice acting leaves a lot to be desired. This may satisfy fans who were looking forward to Kao the Kangaroo’s return, but there isn’t much for players who were hoping for a great, modern 3D platformer.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. May 30, 2022
    10
    the return to childhood in a well-made platformer game, please note that the game is mainly aimed at children
  2. May 30, 2022
    10
    If you are a fan of the original game , U will love this.The graphics are awesome.Also if u like Spyro or Crash Bandicoot this game isIf you are a fan of the original game , U will love this.The graphics are awesome.Also if u like Spyro or Crash Bandicoot this game is definitely for you Expand
  3. Jun 3, 2022
    10
    A good game for the youngest, interesting plot, great gameplay and graphics I think is interesting not one person for this it is worth tryingA good game for the youngest, interesting plot, great gameplay and graphics I think is interesting not one person for this it is worth trying this game as for me gave a lot of positive joy and energy. Expand
  4. May 29, 2022
    7
    (2-hours review)

    A simple, unpretentious platformer that once tried to ride on the success of "Crash Bandicoot", but now has acquired its
    (2-hours review)

    A simple, unpretentious platformer that once tried to ride on the success of "Crash Bandicoot", but now has acquired its own unique visual style, coupled with a small, and, good, "bitemap" component, the game can be called quite original with which I can congratulate the authors.
    Conceptually, everything here is "old-school", there is a semi-open hub, or hubs, in which you collect the necessary pebbles/coins, talk to someone, buy something, for enough "collectibles" you open the next level, also you can find bonus levels that give extra diamonds. Boss battles are also separate full levels.

    The game doesn't have a big budget, the animations are cheap, the plot is .. purely formal, the music is average. A funny detail .. When you pass by secondary characters, they don’t have voice acting, they just get text over their heads, no, I do not demand from such a game the voice acting of all the characters, but it looks somehow poor.. well, they could probably come up with something else.
    In general, a good, but average game, if you are a fan of platformers - take it! Although, are there bad platformers exists?) Crash's recent remake, Psychonauts 2, there is no shortage in this genre. But nevertheless, it’s also nice to jump here, well, for a 7/10) at least it’s even interesting to just admire the visuals, good designers did their job here.. of the enemy characters, I managed to see only toads, but they look pretty good, like chubby “battle toads”)

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    Простенький, ни на какие высоты не претендующий платформер, когда-то пытающийся выехать на успехе "Креша Бандикута", но теперь обрётший свой собственный уникальный визуальный стиль, в купе с небольшой, и, хорошей, "битемап" составляющей, игру можно назвать достаточно самобытной, с чем авторов я могу поздравить.
    Концептуально тут всё по олд-скуллу, есть полу-открытый хаб, или хабы, в них вы собираете нужные камешки/монетки, с кем-то говорите, что-то покупаете, за достаточное количество "коллектиблсов" вы открываете следующий уровень, на самих уровнях можно найти бонусные уровни, дающие дополнительные алмазы. Битвы с боссами также являются отдельными полноценными уровнями.

    Главная проблема игры, наверное, её цена в снг регионах, прям почти "AAA", но тут бюджетом и не пахнет, анимации дешёвые, сюжет.. чисто формальный, музыка средняя. Забавная деталь.. Когда проходишь мимо второстепенных персонажей, у них без голосовой озвучки, просто реплики вылезают над головой, не, я не требую озвучивание прямо всех персонажей от такой игры, но вот уже это выглядит как-то бедно.. ну можно же было как-то по-другому придумать, мне кажется.
    В общем, хорошая, но средняя игра, если вы любитель платформеров - берите! Хотя, а вообще бывают хорошие платформеры?) Недавний ремейк Креша, Психонавты 2, не то чтобы в жанре был дефицит. Но тем не менее здесь тоже прыгать приятно, ну так, на семёрочку) В игре как минимум интересно даже просто любоваться визуалом, тут хорошие дизайнеры постарались, из вражеских персонажей я успел увидеть только жаб, но они выглядят достаточно неплохо, такие типо "батл тоадсы" толстенькие)
    Оптимизация норм. И, кстати, разрабы, где демоверсия игры? Она же была раньше, почему все отказываются от демоверсий, это очень полезная вещь для индустрии была.
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  5. Jun 1, 2022
    5
    Not bad but not good. Just a funny platformer without more than do than search trash and hit stupid mobs.
  6. May 30, 2022
    4
    Kao isn't quite up to the task of bringing classic 3D platforming into the modern area. It's rather thinly designed (not much to do, not veryKao isn't quite up to the task of bringing classic 3D platforming into the modern area. It's rather thinly designed (not much to do, not very interesting while doing it) and seems to prioritize creating a BIG game over a polished game. For example, the story is very rote yet takes an outsized portion of the player's time. There are swooping, neatly choreographed camera which don't communicate any narrative information. The exposition isn't in the gameplay, which is a pity because if it were it might have made either the gameplay or the story somewhat interesting. There is a story, but it's so basic that it might have been better cut entirely and told without any words or dialogue. The writing may have been too bland for any voice actors to salvage; it's certainly too big of a challenge for these voice actors. To put it mildly, Kao the Kangaroo is a classic 3D platforming game in which the 3D platforming gameplay isn't satisfying. Expand