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  • Summary: GoNNER is a tough as hell procedurally-generated 2D platformer with roguelike elements, following the largely misunderstood and altruistic Ikk on a journey to cheer up his only friend in this world—a giant landbound whale named Sally—by searching for just the right trinket in the deep andGoNNER is a tough as hell procedurally-generated 2D platformer with roguelike elements, following the largely misunderstood and altruistic Ikk on a journey to cheer up his only friend in this world—a giant landbound whale named Sally—by searching for just the right trinket in the deep and dark places nearby. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. NF Magazine
    Aug 24, 2017
    90
    GoNNER has more than enough going for it to make it worth getting, so go and get it while the getting's good. [Issue #29, p. 20]
  2. Jun 29, 2017
    90
    GoNNER isn't a roguelike revolution, but a celebration of the best the genre has to offer in a neat little package.
  3. Aug 1, 2017
    88
    While GoNNER may be brutally hard, there’s plenty to find rewarding if you’re someone who doesn’t get frustrated too easily, or who can appreciate the diverseness that the randomly generated roguelike can exhibit. Underneath the game's pastels of bright and intense coloring, there’s great gameplay systems waiting to be explored. If you’re the type of person who loves tight 2D platforming and shooting in your games, then GoNNER isn’t something to be slept on.
  4. 80
    Gonner presents a stiff challenge that might not be for everyone, but if the potential oddities of this disquieting adventure seem up your alley, it’s well worth trying to figure out; just be prepared to maybe look up a few things for clarification. It’s not quite the tops of this take on the roguelike genre, but Gonner definitely earns its spot at the table.
  5. Jul 12, 2017
    80
    You will die a lot in GoNNER. It’s part of the process, and the game doesn’t punish you for trying out new things, as a death usually just means you get to try again with new experience to take with you. I recommend GoNNER for anyone who appreciates a fun challenge, where the sense of progression is your own knowledge of the game.
  6. Jul 5, 2017
    80
    Just a little bit of handholding wouldn’t have gone amiss, but spend some time working out what GoNNER is about and you’ll find a dark yet warm hearted bullet ballet.
  7. Jul 10, 2017
    70
    The roguelike elements drag it down a touch, but this is a memorable action platformer whose surreal visuals work in tandem with some fun 2D combat.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 4 out of 11
  1. Jul 14, 2017
    10
    First Has Been Heroes, now Gonner. Both ultra-hard. And what I experience is a constant down-reviewing of hard games by most of the dedicatedFirst Has Been Heroes, now Gonner. Both ultra-hard. And what I experience is a constant down-reviewing of hard games by most of the dedicated websites. Don't let fool you by impatient reviewers. Gonner deserves a 10 (for the sound design alone)! Expand
  2. Jul 8, 2017
    10
    Highly addictive game with a deep gameplay. Ok it's hard but also really rewarding.
    To me GoNNER is way better than any rogue-like i've ever
    Highly addictive game with a deep gameplay. Ok it's hard but also really rewarding.
    To me GoNNER is way better than any rogue-like i've ever played.
    The Music and sound design are ridiculously good and the art direction IS actually art.
    I've hesitated 2 days before buying this game. i Should have bought it sooner.
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  3. Jun 30, 2017
    8
    "Art in Heart" hasn't attempted to reinvent the wheel with this rogue-like, 2D platformer - "Gonner" - but what they have done is take some of"Art in Heart" hasn't attempted to reinvent the wheel with this rogue-like, 2D platformer - "Gonner" - but what they have done is take some of the best features from this genre, coat it in visually stunning aesthetic, and put it in on a platform that seems perfectly constructed for this sort of title.

    The stark art style does have a tendency to detract from the core experience from time to time ... for example, when you are first hit by a projectile or enemy, your character disintegrates into its core elements (head, body, gun, and trinket). You then have a brief window of time to recover your items, and this can be somewhat frustrating to do. Whether its due to the small size of the sprites, or something else, I cannot be sure, but it has lead to a few frustrating moments. I should add, I have spent all my time so far in "handheld mode". I would hazard a guess that this issue may be reduced in TV mode.

    Ultimately, this is an enjoyable experience, with a vast amount of replayability. Gonner on the go ... yup, sign me up for that :)
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  4. Feb 11, 2018
    7
    Este indie es muy divertido, la estética es cautivante y la jugabilidad se va volviendo más compleja según más te adentras en la historia,Este indie es muy divertido, la estética es cautivante y la jugabilidad se va volviendo más compleja según más te adentras en la historia, aunque requiere de un tiempo de juego hasta que el juego gane todas sus cualidades.
    El juego es un juego de disparos y plataforma al estilo de Megaman, pero menos vertiginoso. Al inicio es bastante sencillo y lento, pero conforme se obtienen cráneos, mochilas y armas nuevas la dificultad avanza según la equipación.
    Un indie muy adictivo que da gusto tenerlo en la Nintendo Switch, ideal para jugarlo en modo portátil cuando uno esta más relajado.
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  5. Aug 4, 2018
    7
    Love the art style and the music of the game, but feels a little small and repetitive when playing, extra body part items some variety, butLove the art style and the music of the game, but feels a little small and repetitive when playing, extra body part items some variety, but not enough for me. Still an enjoyable game, but could have been much more. Expand
  6. Jul 18, 2017
    4
    My big deception. The game is very boring. Not a lot variety here, no fun. Always the same run again and again Not enough weapons andMy big deception. The game is very boring. Not a lot variety here, no fun. Always the same run again and again Not enough weapons and ennemies. I prefer enter the gungeon or binding of isaac rebirth. Expand
  7. Jul 18, 2017
    2
    I really wanted to like this game, interesting art style, procedurally creates levels, etc., but it is impossible. Imagine a game that takesI really wanted to like this game, interesting art style, procedurally creates levels, etc., but it is impossible. Imagine a game that takes no effort to give you any guidance, not even the absolute minimal instructions, controls that are clumsy and such a poor variety of enemies (or actually even things to do) that it wouldn’t be out of place being free-to-play. Imagine how annoying and frustrating that would be. This game is poor, it’s a low level attempt to do something greater; an aspiration that it does not achieve at all. Your money and time are much better spent elsewhere. Expand

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