Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Sep 23, 2018
    70
    Beautiful, serene, and joyous, Planet Alpha is a 2D puzzle-platformer that's optimistic outlook on space travel won't fail to keep pushing you forward.
  2. Sep 23, 2018
    70
    The game looks absolutely gorgeous and the variety of backdrops and fauna only adds to its charms. Planet Alpha could do more when it comes to the game's length and difficulty level, as it feels like the experience can end rather quickly but its accessible gameplay will easily win fans of different tastes and experiences.
  3. Sep 4, 2018
    70
    Planet Alpha is a beautiful and fun fast-paced puzzle platformer. It was fun working my way across the lush yet dangerous world. There’s a few annoying bits and pieces, but the good far outweighs those moments. If games of this genre usually feel a bit short, then the good news is that Planet Alpha lasts over 5 hours. If you’re into side-scrolling platformers with puzzles added in you should check it out.
  4. Sep 4, 2018
    70
    While it never emotionally enticed me quite as much as games like Journey or Embers of Mirrim did, I still found Planet Alpha’s Pandora-inspired world a mesmerising and interesting place to explore.
  5. Sep 4, 2018
    70
    While there are moments of frustration in its platforming, and the puzzles are relatively unsophisticated, the locations of Planet Alpha will most certainly stick with you. It doesn't matter why you're there, or what it is you're looking for. There's great pleasure in just existing on this planet, in navigating its harsh terrain and admiring its vistas, and the sheer beauty of it all makes the game's shortcomings easy to bear.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. Dec 2, 2018
    3
    When I first saw a trailler of this game, i was Hyped like a Zelda game!!! The visuals in the traillers looks amazing, but when I played it onWhen I first saw a trailler of this game, i was Hyped like a Zelda game!!! The visuals in the traillers looks amazing, but when I played it on Swicht, something doenst works, the visuals in handheld mode, looks too pixelated, the gameplay is the sadest thing, I think it is the worst gameplay that I ever played in my life, everything happens in slowmotion. The games looks unfinished, lot of of bugs and troubles, and its not fun run left to right while try to avoid robot lasers. The great art and atmosphere, could be much more cool in a metroidvania like, with tight controls and good level design. Unfortunatelly, I try with all my life to love this game, but it is impossible for me. This game is not for me, unfortunately. I hope that in the next PLANET ALPHA, the developers care more about gameplay. More tight and responsive controls, will make this game good as CELESTE and HOLLOW NIGHT

    Level Design = 0
    Gameplay = 0
    Grafico = 4
    Art, Sound and Atmosfere = 8
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