Anyone who’s been on my streams knows I am a HUGE fan of cracking good eggs puns, I love poaching them off the internet to scramble Shineyduckys soft boiled brain, so this game was an obvious choice to apply for when it came up on keymailer.
You can see the full game played through here, but massive warning – its infuriating as fuck.
Infuriating is this games thing, it is the single worst game we have played in 2021.
I didn’t get to enjoy my egg puns because there is no fucking enjoyment in this game.
The game boasted you could complete this in 1 to 2 hours in the press kit, and yeah they were right we did, it has now been uninstalled never to been loaded or looked at again.
Basically the ‘plot’ is that the old King was a wanker, dragon offs him so you go and look for the crown so you can be the new King (because obviously all one has to do to be ruler is wear a crown, right?)
You travel through 5 ‘areas’ I say areas and not levels because they are just fucking monotonous repetitions of the same artwork with varying obstacles of differing levels of fucking infuriation with new things thrown in without warning the minute you think you have finally the game nailed.
There is just so much that doesn’t make sense to game play – how do you descend a castle to then find yourself in tree tops, slide down snowy mountains only to be at the top of volcano and then casually walk into a dragonless dragons den, with other eggs that are asleep WHICH YOU CAN BOUNCE ON.
I hated this game.
The volcano areas stones were so repetitive it literally made my eyes HURT. YES MY EYES HURT – much like they do after you have played 16 hours of the same game, but no it was less than two hours and that is time I will never get back.
If you do decide (but fucking don’t) to play this game, play on normal, with guide. I can’t see how else it would be tolerable. Checkpoints are so badly spaced, artwork is beyond receptive (2 types of trees seriously, TWO TYPES OF FUCKING TREES) and the music was also, shockingly… you guessed it REPETITIVE. The crack mechanism was unnecessary and just added to the arbitrary difficulty. There is no fun here, this is where fun came to die.
In terms of what it is like to stream this game:
Your audience can make the egg puns for you – if they stick around
You can all hate it together
Everyone will be glad when it ends
Huge hit to viewing stats (my average was well & truly fucked by the game)
Drop off rate in chat because what can anyone say?
Infuriating to watch
I suppose you could try and get a speed run out of it if you wanted to make it competitive or more ‘interesting’ but I think this is secretly going to be one of those games that gets used in the type of torture where your eyes are held open and you can’t look away. The only reason we made it through the game was because ShineyDucky took over for me. I couldn’t take anymore after the shitting volcano. Duck is a hero and needs to be paid for this valiant efforts. Devs, you should pay him.
I get everyone has to start somewhere but this feels like a project turned in by a Year 11 for their GCSE assessment and as someone who used to mark those, I have seen 12 year olds make better games using Scratch.
0 paws out of 5.
If I could give it minus paws I would. Its the worst game of 2021. The fact that when its released on the 10th of December it wants $4.99 is an honest to god shocking piss take. You should be paying anyone who manages not to rage quit descending the fucking castle.