What I liked:
- There’s a lot of humour present in both the visuals and sound design and the best thing is that the humour that’s available to you is actually funny.
- In terms of content there is a decent amount for you to get to grips with and the variety present in the content means it stays fun for quite a while.
- Whilst the game can be fun when played on your own it’s definitely best played with a friend because it makes the gameplay even more enjoyable.
- The game features a few interesting mechanics and in my opinion they’ve got the perfect balance of being fun and challenging at the same time.
What I didn’t like:
- I found traversing to be a little on the slow side and getting to a place can be a little tedious because of this.
- If played on your own the gameplay can become repetetive quite quickly so I would recommend that you play the game in short bursts.
- Technically the game suffers with a few issues every now and then which can be a little off-putting.
Does ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove do enough to get a recommendation from me?
All in all I remember the original game back in 1991 because it was one of my favourite games on the Sega Genesis. Remembering the original though makes me feel very old because almost 30 years have past since then but I quickly got over my old age after playing ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove. I remember back in the day the laughs the original game used to give me and thankfully I once again laughed here thanks to the wacky visuals and sound design. There are a few technichal issues you have to contend with every now and then though, but thankfully most of these issues were minor. I quickly forgot about these issues as well thanks to the very fun gameplay which when played with a friend truly shines. Don’t get me wrong it’s also fun when played on your own as well and there’s more than enough content to keep you going I just preferred playing it with a friend because it can get a little repetetive when played alone. One thing that’s profound though whether you play alone or with a friend is that they’ve got the perfect balance of being fun and challenging at the same time which meant my only frustration came from the slow and plodding traversing. At the end of the day then if like me you’re a fan of this franchise then you’ll thoroughly enjoy what ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove brings to the table because it stays true to the original formula and it offers you a ton of fun and enjoyable moments throughout.
I rate ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove 7.5/10.
Written by: gerrardnum8 (Dean Martin)
Developer: HumaNature Studios Inc
Publisher: HumaNature Studios Inc
Genre: Action Adventure
Release Date (Xbox One): March 1, 2019