Hello everyone, after that last disappoint that I played called Tachyon Project, I played this little gem! It’s Klaus!
Plot Synopsis: A man in a business suit wakes up in a building basement with absolutely no memory at all and only the words Klaus written on his arm.
Plot: I won’t spoil anything about the plot, but I’ll say that it was very, very clever and well done. I wasn’t expecting much from an Indie game, especially after playing that piece of crap called Tachyon Project, so Klaus was a very welcome surprise.
Characters: There are a couple main characters, Klaus and You. Yes “You” as in the player. Klaus constantly talks to you throughout the game and it’s wonderful! He’s snarky and funny and is a joy to play with. I really did enjoy the character of Klaus and how he interacts with the player in such a personal way that it makes me wish that Mario games played similarly.
Gameplay: A classic 2D Platformer brought into the current generation of consoles with amazing controls and clever puzzles to solve. I loved this game’s use of respawn mechanics, making it a painless and very quick process that you will be using often and frequently. I imagine that this is going to be one of those games that will speed run during AGDQ in the future and will get tons of viewers.
Klaus was a joy to play and I keep thinking about it even after having finished playing it. That being said I don’t like being rushed and the levels where you died if the screen moved on without you were my least favorite of them all.
Art: The art is great. It’s beautiful in a simple way that makes me remember playing various platformers on handhelds in my childhood.
Music: Perfect, it suits the game perfectly, and the only sounds we get out of Klaus himself is onomatopoeic which is perfect for this game.
Overall: An amazing piece of work that is sure to become a classic, a must play for those of all ages.
For those who like: Brainy Games, Clever Plots, Platformers, Excellent Gameplay, Fantastic Puzzles, Stupendous Characters, Amazing Musical Scores, Great Artwork.
Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.
Platforms: PlayStation 4