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7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 24
  2. Negative: 3 out of 24

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  1. Nov 4, 2020
    7
    pumpkin jack is a cool indie game that is an awesome spooktober addition

    story you play as the great jack sent by the devil to defeat the human wizard so that the devil can finally rule earth and that's kinda it pros: -the music and art style is very cool -the platforming and the puzzles are a cool addition -really charming characters although cringy at some points -the
    pumpkin jack is a cool indie game that is an awesome spooktober addition

    story you play as the great jack sent by the devil to defeat the human wizard so that the devil can finally rule earth and that's kinda it

    pros:

    -the music and art style is very cool

    -the platforming and the puzzles are a cool addition

    -really charming characters although cringy at some points

    -the amount of weapons you get actually surprised me i didn't expect so many to be honest

    -really funny jokes and a lot of pop culture references and a lot of Easter eggs to find

    -cool skins that don't reacquire in game purchases *ahem ahem*

    cons:

    -the combat is very clunky and weird

    -the movement and platforming is very bad most of my deaths were only because i was struggling with it

    -game felt way to short i finished it in like 4 hours

    -no skill tree what so ever so that vest arsenal of weapons felt kinda pointless because i could just spam the shotgun and that's that

    in conclusion pumpkin jack is a very cute indie game for the spooktober vibe yet it is a little pricey at the moment but i would still recommend it however only for a lower price
    so my final score to pumpkin jack is a 7.5 out of 10
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  2. Oct 25, 2020
    9
    Pumpkin Jack
    The jack of all trades
    Im just gonna start by saying go play this game, stop watching this review and just go buy it.. im that confident that you will absolutely love pumpkin jack. Pumkin jack is a 3d platformer pretty similar to the likes of medivel, but I actually like pumpkin jack much more as this feels like medivel meets uncharted to an extent.. sadly not necessarily
    Pumpkin Jack
    The jack of all trades
    Im just gonna start by saying go play this game, stop watching this review and just go buy it.. im that confident that you will absolutely love pumpkin jack.
    Pumkin jack is a 3d platformer pretty similar to the likes of medivel, but I actually like pumpkin jack much more as this feels like medivel meets uncharted to an extent.. sadly not necessarily in the story as this is the weakest part of pumpkin jack… a story of good and evil except youre on the evil side this time.. you’ve been hired by the devil to stop a wizard from saving all of humanity from the monster running around terrorizing them… sadly no voice acting or what id consider real cutscenes.. which isn’t necesrily a big deal, but I would’ve loved to hear the wise cracks my crow companion was making as id play rather than try to stop and read whoich is near impossible in more than handful or situations.. but this is pumkin jacks biggest sore thumb, the rest of this 5 hour journey is an absolute blast, linear 3d platforming style with secret bird skulls for you to collect and unlock other literal skins for jack, for example you can be a lumber jack, or samurai jack, bashing monsters with what starts as a shovel, but as you beat the games bosses youll unlock more weapons and each of these weapons getting progressively powerful and more fun to use, and this is what I feel makes pumpkin jack so special, it doesn’t allow thing to get stale and it doe so with fun, not over complicating progression, the game progressively gets harder while you get closer and close to god like power, but it always remains fun with great checkpoints, satisfying combat, an little set pieces here and there such as a mining kart roller coaster or riding a ghost horse.. mini games where youll be matching the rhythm of the mushrooms, or matching tomb stones, these are an appreciated break from the main game, however these are also where any frustration can set in.. I died a little over 30 times throughout me 5 hour journey, and id say that probably over 20 of thise deaths came at the hand of not tilting the right direction on the carts, getting smacking with too many boxes as I feel through a portal… and these didn’t feel like fun quick time frustrations, these moments felt cheap and annoying, I dreading the moments I had to jump and dodge on a cart.. mostly be casue these are decently lengthy sections with no checkpoints… but after they were done it was back to the fun.. Pumpkin Jack is such a pleasant surprise and is officially one of my favorite Halloween games. So full of character charm and whit, wonderful music, great cast of characters, I want a sequel like right now.
    I give Pumpkin Jack
    an 8.5/10
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  3. Oct 25, 2020
    8
    Pros:
    + great music and artstyle
    + bite-sized puzzles and on-rails sections
    + charming characters

    Cons:
    - clunky combat
    - bad hitboxes
  4. Nov 5, 2020
    10
    Otimo jogo, eu simplesmente adorei é um Medievil no PC , a arte a trilha sonora a jogatina em geral tudo muito bom, valeu a compra , estou na 4 fase e cada fase é mais bonita que a outra, está legendado em PT-BR
  5. Dec 14, 2020
    1
    Can you make more boring game than this? I think you can't!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. Oct 28, 2020
    9
    This game is worth your time. I still have a hard time believing this game was mainly made by one person, the quality is amazing!

    Pros: -Halloween Atmosphere (always a plus) -Decent Combat (it can sometimes feel like you aren't doing enough damage to enemies, but its still satisfying) -Great Soundtrack -Well laid out platforming -Amazing Visuals -Awesome Bosses -Generous
    This game is worth your time. I still have a hard time believing this game was mainly made by one person, the quality is amazing!

    Pros:
    -Halloween Atmosphere (always a plus)
    -Decent Combat (it can sometimes feel like you aren't doing enough damage to enemies, but its still satisfying)
    -Great Soundtrack
    -Well laid out platforming
    -Amazing Visuals
    -Awesome Bosses
    -Generous Achievements
    -Consistent difficulty scaling
    -Levels feel full and filled with content
    -Gonna mention the bosses again because I LOVE them

    Cons:
    -It's a little too short for the price point, but I think its still worth your time (took me 4 hours to beat, 5 total to 100% it)
    -There's a maze in one of the levels that is really confusing and it kills you every time you go a wrong direction. I died a total of 51 times (the game isn't hard) and 35 of those deaths came from the damn maze.
    -The vehicle sections feel a little repetitive, but they're still fun

    My score: 9/10. This game is now added to my list of games to play every October. If you like games with a Halloween atmosphere and good 3D platforming, this game is perfect for you.
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  7. Jan 13, 2021
    8
    Хорошая инди игра получилась хоть и её делал всего 1 человек. Атмосфера Хэллоуина, отличный саундтрек красивая графика.
  8. Dec 14, 2020
    9
    I wanted this game on the Ps4 but it is delayed on there so i decided to buy it on Pc instead. Everything in this game is amazing, the music, the combat and the maps! The only thing i don't like in this game is the movement. I think the movement is a bit to hard to control. Its at its worst when you have to jump/double jump, i feel like a cant control Jack like i want to and i just hopeI wanted this game on the Ps4 but it is delayed on there so i decided to buy it on Pc instead. Everything in this game is amazing, the music, the combat and the maps! The only thing i don't like in this game is the movement. I think the movement is a bit to hard to control. Its at its worst when you have to jump/double jump, i feel like a cant control Jack like i want to and i just hope that i land where i want to land. Overall its a great game and i recommend it to everyone. Expand
  9. Dec 12, 2020
    0
    Another "i'm indie game, i'm so cool". I'm so tired of these. Indie games are only cool when actually interesting and well made like DiscoElysum.
Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Jan 15, 2021
    68
    In the end, Pumpkin Jack is a game that is flawed but still enjoyable. The platforming is solid if you don't mind the unsteady camera and loads of objects blurring your view. The sections where you can only control your head and the chase sequences add some variety to the adventure, but they feel overused. The combat is basic enough to get the job done. If these things aren't enough to drive you away from the title, and with the game running roughly six hours or so if you're thorough, it is easily digestible for a weekend and worth checking out for those who don't want something too deep.
  2. Nov 15, 2020
    75
    Without wanting to offer a truly innovative experience, Pumpkin Jack is a tribute to old 3D platform games. Nicolas Meysonnier's title is inspired by the greatest and offers a satisfactory experience although marred by a limited lifespan and a somewhat repetitive aspect.
  3. Nov 13, 2020
    80
    A fun old-school platform game, full of fresh ideas and hilarious references, which if not suffering from a lack of resources, it would easily stand among its genre’s big heads.