a wonderful collection of two incredibly good platformers, way worth the price of entry.
klonoa 1 is a genuine masterpiece, and i can't overstate that enough. of course after playing the psx version, i prefer that more but this is still great. the difficulty is fine-tuned, the score is great, the physics feel just right. i fell in love with that game, one of the best platformers of all time for sure
klonoa 2 is a bit of a mixed bag but still incredibly strong. the level design ranges from a bit bland to INCREDIBLY COOL, it fluctuates but the highs are pretty high. the story is deeper this time, but honestly i think i prefer the more subdued narrative 1 had. 2's story doesn't have as impactful conclusion. especially not when it comes to boss fights. 2's boss fights are a huge step back, but mainly the final boss. i think including the new hoverboard mechanic was cool, but the phase afterwards is uhhhh terrible.
either way, go buy this and maybe we'll get another one of these in 20 years. maybe.
12 days ago