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  • Summary: Her name is Jack. She has an axe. She is Jack Axe. Join the Jack sisters in a single or multiplayer, 2D open world adventure! Take on a variety of platforming challenges and utilize your axe tossing ability to explore Jack's unique world. Witness the saga of a young woman breaking taboo byHer name is Jack. She has an axe. She is Jack Axe. Join the Jack sisters in a single or multiplayer, 2D open world adventure! Take on a variety of platforming challenges and utilize your axe tossing ability to explore Jack's unique world. Witness the saga of a young woman breaking taboo by arming herself and taking on a "man's job," despite the protestations of an irate god in this Norse/Filipino fusion. Expand
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  1. Oct 20, 2021
    50
    I really was hoping I’d love Jack Axe. And while it’s still a good game, the issues I mentioned earlier held it back substantially. That said, if you’re up for a sometimes unfair challenge, the game does let you play with up to 3 friends. Honestly, what Jack Axe does right, it does quite well, glitches and all. Here’s hoping the next game from Keybol Games is a bit more polished and balanced out of the gate. Because I think there’s the potential for something really special next time around.
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  1. Nov 22, 2021
    8
    Although there are a few issues, Jack Axe overall was a really enjoyable collect-a-thon platformer with some challenging sections and bossAlthough there are a few issues, Jack Axe overall was a really enjoyable collect-a-thon platformer with some challenging sections and boss fights that were satisfying to overcome. Very excited to see what Keybol Games will make in the future Expand
  2. Dec 17, 2021
    7
    Tough-as-nails platformers have legitimately become a thing over the years, and in my experience with a few exceptions that break through toTough-as-nails platformers have legitimately become a thing over the years, and in my experience with a few exceptions that break through to more mainstream success (looking at you Celeste and Super Meat Boy, in particular) people’s appreciation of them tends to vary pretty wildly. Jack Axe is sort of a no-frills take on things, locking things in pretty quickly with your somewhat limited jumping abilities mixed with a capable axe that you can throw and then dash to grab. Basically everything in the game then leans on how well you’re able to execute on those abilities, making tough jumps and surviving a gauntlet of consecutive sections as you try to reach the next checkpoint to save. What’s really odd about it though, aside from not really having any story to speak of, is that once you get started there’s really very little giving you direction, you’ll just sort of wander around to find new areas in search of gems and coins that you can then use to unlock other new areas, sometimes encountering a boss fight to conquer as well. It isn’t bad, though getting to the point where you “master” the diagonal throw consistently can be troublesome, it just feels weirdly incomplete somehow, bringing the ideas and action together in some way to give it a sense of direction, or at least personality, to take it to the next level.

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