When we purchased the rarely used Playstation 4 video game home
console, there was a ten dollar card to be redeemed on the Playstation
Store. We are really big into the physical copy movement which is why we
never buy downloadable only video games. At least not with our own
money. Since we had this ten dollar credit on the account I asked my dad
if we could download Q*Bert Rebooted.
That is how Family Friendly Gaming is reviewing Q*Bert Rebooted on the Playstation 4. If you played the original Q*Bert, then you know what to expect. He is at the top of a pyramid, and we have to jump on each of the spaces. That changes the colors. We can also jump on discs that take us back up to the top. Falling off the pyramid (one triangle side) is an instant death.
Q*Bert Rebooted suffers from one major flaw. What is this major flaw? Glitchy controls. It is really easy to die multiple times in a row thanks to the less than helpful controls in this downloadable only video game. Also changing directions in the rebooted levels can be problematic. Finally figuring out where the enemies are, and are going is a huge pain. I wish this game had been better in this arena.
If you want a retro experience then you can play the old version of Q*Bert, in Q*Bert Rebooted. If you want a more modern look then you can play the Rebooted levels. Which bring this franchise all the way up to the 32-bit era. Maybe the 64-bit era. Q*Bert Rebooted has a ways to go to catch up with modern day video games. Which makes that high price tag very hard to swallow.
If you like Q*Bert, then you will enjoy the music in Q*Bert Rebooted. The graphics do an okay job of representing the franchise. The level design is mundane at best. Unless Q*Bert Rebooted comes down to around two dollars, I say pass on it. There are plenty of better games in bargain bins and clearance racks. I hope this review for Q*Bert Rebooted will help you avoid a costly mistake.
- Teen Gamer
Family Friendly Factor: 70%
System: PS Vita/PS3/PS4(tested)
Publisher: Gonzo Games
Developer: Sideline Amusements
Rating: 'E' - Everyone SIX and OLDER ONLY
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