What I liked:
- Whilst the visuals weren’t up to much I thoroughly enjoyed the musical score because it never seemed to get on my nerves and it always remained relaxing.
- The controls didn’t cause me any problems throughout my time with the game and instead they remained fluid and responsive at all times.
- I liked the added parchments that are available in some of the levels because they give the story more depth and make it more interesting.
- There are a decent number of stages for you to work through and the inclusion of a new mechanic in each season keeps things a little more fresh and interesting.
What I didn’t like:
- I never felt truly challenged which meant completing a level didn’t feel as rewarding as it should’ve been.
- Once all of the levels are completed the game doesn’t give you any reason to return back to it which means there’s no replayability whatsoever.
- The gameplay doesn’t have much depth to it and whilst the added mechanics have been done well it still doesn’t stop the gameplay from being repetetive.
Does I and Me do enough to get a recommendation from me?
All in all over the last few months Ratalaika Games have churned out a number of different games, and whilst none of these games are going to win any awards anytime soon most of them have been pretty good. Their new game then that’s made its way to the Xbox One is called I and Me and at its core this game is a platformer with puzzle elements thrown in for good measure. Thankfully it’s not too bad either even though it would’ve been nice to have been challenged more every now and then. This however didn’t stop me from enjoying the levels that are on offer and there’s a decent amount for you to get to grips with. Accompanying these levels then is a nice story and throughout the different stages you have the chance to collect different parchments which was a nice touch because it gives the story more depth. Technically the game held up really well for the most part and I didn’t bump into any problems when it came to the controls which is always nice. Instead the problems the game has revolve around the lack of replaybilty and lack of depth within the gameplay so expect things to get a little repetetive quite quickly. That being said I and Me still has more things going for it than against it and if you’re looking for a nice relaxing experience that can be enjoyed by the whole family then you can do much worse than this game.
I rate I and Me 7/10.
Written by: gerrardnum8 (Dean Martin)
Developer: Wish Fang
Publisher: Ratalaika Games S.L.
Release Date (Xbox One): March 6, 2019