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  • Summary: N++ is a fast-paced, physics-based platformer starring a ninja.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 47
  2. Negative: 0 out of 47
  1. Jul 28, 2015
    95
    It's been a long time coming, but Metanet Software have delivered on stylish platforming greatness. This is a must buy for anyone who likes the genre.
  2. Aug 3, 2015
    90
    Simple in concept and masterful in execution. A++ for N++.
  3. Aug 9, 2015
    89
    N ++ is simple, fun and addictive, it has all the elements of a good and challenging platform game with a lot of content carefully crafted. N++ is the definitive edition of the series with a clean presentation and a great soundtrack.
  4. Aug 4, 2015
    80
    The purity of N++ is still its greatest appeal, a stripped-down representation of the skills that many gamers have come to know as innate, given free reign in some of the best level design ideas in the industry.
  5. Aug 30, 2015
    80
    I[f] you can get past the cold aesthetic and general lack of character, you will be treated to one of the most addictive and content rich platformers to grace, well, any console...ever.
  6. Aug 11, 2015
    80
    Despite its apparent simplicity, N ++ hides an elaborate set of levels that will make things difficult. In addition, once they have frustrated us with their high difficulty level, it can rile others with its level editor.
  7. Sep 1, 2015
    60
    N++ is a strange game. You'll love it or you'll hate it and it all depends on whether you are fond of its minimalistic, retro-like very hard puzzles or not.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 21
  2. Negative: 6 out of 21
  1. Aug 22, 2015
    10
    This game is platforming boiled down till its minimalist essence and then perfected to the Nth (heh) degree. You are given a single screenThis game is platforming boiled down till its minimalist essence and then perfected to the Nth (heh) degree. You are given a single screen with the goal in plain view and its down to you to navigate the landscape while avoiding the enemies that inhabit this world using nothing more than a jump button and the movement keys. And while I feel that the vast vast majority of people will never fully 'complete' this game, there is still more than enough content at an assessable, more casual level that anyone with an interest in platformers will get their $20 dollars worth out of. Personally speaking, at the time of this writing I have over 40 hours invested into this game and I'm still no where near full completion of this game.

    The only downside to this game is a lack of online multiplayer (couch only) which is honestly not a huge deal given that as this game is a game that relies on precision, I could only imagine that even the smallest amounts of lag on the best network connections available in this world would still render this game a frustrating experience. If you can get a friend together in the same house the multiplayer stuff that is there just adds to the already extraordinary amount of content that there is.

    Are there better platformers available? Possibly, depending on your tastes. But if you are looking for a game that strips away the genre to its bare essentials I find it difficult to imagine there will ever be a game better at that then N++.
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  2. Jul 28, 2015
    10
    Masterful level design, ultra clean and ultra smooth graphics and a brilliant soundtrack. Oodles of levels, 4 player coop, level editor.Masterful level design, ultra clean and ultra smooth graphics and a brilliant soundtrack. Oodles of levels, 4 player coop, level editor.
    Great all round. Equal parts frustration and fun. The best platformer you can get for the Ps4.
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  3. Jul 28, 2015
    10
    The king of all platformers has returned to provide the most butt-clenching experience we'll ever have. An awesome soundtrack, stylish design,The king of all platformers has returned to provide the most butt-clenching experience we'll ever have. An awesome soundtrack, stylish design, fan-made levels and, of course, the ninja himself form a game of a great value, with tons of replayability and fun. It's not like Dark Souls, Ninja Gaiden or Ghosts and Goblins - it's much, much harder, so if you dare to challenge the impossible, you should be prepared. I recommend N++ for everyone struggling for difficult and challenging games. Also, if you have some friends near you, a 4-player party is something you don't want to miss. An absolute must-have, perfectly crafted. Expand
  4. Aug 4, 2015
    9
    It was a long wait for those of us that enjoyed the old N, for PC. The gameplay is no different but everything else has improved. On the oneIt was a long wait for those of us that enjoyed the old N, for PC. The gameplay is no different but everything else has improved. On the one hand, you feel that you know this game and on the other, it is completely new. It is a fantastic achievement, full of colour and new levels that are both challenging and fun. 9/10 Expand
  5. Sep 11, 2015
    8
    N++ is a fast-paced, physics-based platformer starring a ninja.N++ is a fast-paced, physics-based platformer starring a ninja. It is a veryN++ is a fast-paced, physics-based platformer starring a ninja.N++ is a fast-paced, physics-based platformer starring a ninja. It is a very good game to get. Expand
  6. Jan 14, 2017
    5
    I'm close to the platinum trophy in Super Meat Boy. I love a challenge (that's why I picked this up.) But too often, you're being punished forI'm close to the platinum trophy in Super Meat Boy. I love a challenge (that's why I picked this up.) But too often, you're being punished for the game's crappy physics engine. Your ninja moves like he's gliding on ice or floating in water, by which I mean you have very little control over him. This isn't twitch. You react, then much, much later, he reacts. It's beyond frustrating. Good level design tho. Just don't do what I did and go from a masterpiece like Meat Boy to this. Expand
  7. Aug 19, 2015
    0
    No multiplayer.... The last one did but this didn't? No wonder the game didn't sell very well. I was looking forward to this but apparentlyNo multiplayer.... The last one did but this didn't? No wonder the game didn't sell very well. I was looking forward to this but apparently the devs don't want to implement a crucial feature of the game which is very disappointing. 20$ price tag is too high. Expand

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