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  • Summary: Randall wakes up in a dystopian world in which people are content living under constant surveillance and absolute control. Players take on the part of Randall, a powerful telepath with a touch of schizophrenia. His abilities allow him to control and play as every single character on screen,Randall wakes up in a dystopian world in which people are content living under constant surveillance and absolute control. Players take on the part of Randall, a powerful telepath with a touch of schizophrenia. His abilities allow him to control and play as every single character on screen, seamlessly swapping between them, exploiting the power that they have. [Playstation.com] Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 8 out of 10
  1. Jun 9, 2017
    52
    Randall has the markings of a decent game, especially when it comes to platforming but the bad dialogue, bizarre design choices, dull combat, and overall glitchiness make it hard for me to recommend in its current state.
  2. Jun 8, 2017
    50
    Whether it was the shoddy writing, non-existent character development, the floaty platforming physics or the combat mechanics that are often at odds with themselves, Randall is the kind of game that is no more than the sum of its parts. Unfortunately, that sum does not add up to a memorable experience.
  3. Jul 11, 2017
    49
    Randall's gameplay comes up short, but offers a distinct style. However, the controls and repetitve combat prevent this title from ever feeling gelled together. Although the art and music are the standout portion of this game, it's not enough to distract from a flawed experience.
  4. Jun 29, 2017
    35
    Overall I was left feeling empty whilst playing Randall. A game that tried very hard to shine with its varying gameplay styles, but ends up failing on all fronts; and totally messes up the platforming elements, making it frustrating to play.
  5. Jun 22, 2017
    34
    The metroidvania-lover in me wished Randall turned out to be more enjoyable. There are some interesting ideas here, like the use of mind control, but the good of that is buried under a litany of technical problems and just general sloppy design. Like the titular hero, I found myself frequently battling headaches during my time with the game.
  6. Aug 2, 2017
    30
    This is the freshman effort for developer We the Force Studios and it is certainly noticeable throughout the entirety of Randall. The Mexico based developer has crafted a game that obviously pays homage to a style of gameplay that they are fond of. However, the end result is little more than just that: an homage without any of the hooks that make other games of this variety so great. There is certainly potential for a great game within Randall and I hope this fledgling developer is able to learn from its mistakes to craft a more cohesive game in its next attempt.
  7. Jun 19, 2017
    20
    Randall is buggy, loose, and unresponsive, but worst of all a completely boring platformer that isn’t worth your time.

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  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. Aug 10, 2019
    3
    Randall seemingly disappointed me in different ways each time I booted up the game. I want to like metroidvania games, because the genre canRandall seemingly disappointed me in different ways each time I booted up the game. I want to like metroidvania games, because the genre can be so malleable and interesting. And yet, here’s this game, which is a sloppy, dull mess. The plot is clumsily told, the gameplay varies between hair-ripping frustrating and sleep-inducing generic, and the technical hiccups are constantly flaring up. I hope We The Force continues to move forward in game development, because there’s a lot that can be learned from their debut effort. Unfortunately, that can’t fix the problems that plague their project now. Expand

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