What I liked:
- I found the ink art style to contain a lot of charm within it and the accompanying sound design did a good job of creating an immersive atmosphere.
- The bosses in the game have a lot of creativity within them and they are challenging enough to make you get a rewarding feeling when defeating them.
- Technically the game doesn’t suffer with any problems at all and the controls that have been implemented held up really well from start to finish.
- Even though there isn’t many levels present I really enjoyed each of the levels because every aspect of each level feels like it has had a lot of thought and effort placed into them.
What I didn’t like:
- Whilst I enjoyed the boss battles in the game it would’ve been nice if they would’ve explained what you had to do in order to defeat them.
- In terms of content the game has very little and it won’t keep you occupied for very long because of this.
- The gameplay doesn’t have much in terms of depth and it’s a little on the simple side so expect it to get repetitive quite quickly.
Does Bird Game + do enough to get a recommendation from me?
All in all Bird Game + is one of them games that introduces a simple core idea for you to undertake whilst also being effective and immersive at the same time and this in turn made its short length to be pretty enjoyable. If however you’re looking for a game with a ton of depth to its gameplay then this game probably won’t be for you because the main aim of the game is to fly your bird through various obstacles defeating different bosses along the way. This then means that the content within the game is pretty lightweight but in my opinion you still get good value for your money due to the game’s low price. You also get a decent amount of creativity within the content and to say I enjoyed both the visuals and sound design the game delivers to you would be a massive understatement because there’s definitely a uniqueness present in the ink art style and soothing sound design. This isn’t it when it comes to the creativity either because I found the level design to be very well done and each different boss feels like a lot of effort has gone into them which in turn makes defeating them a rewarding experience. On the technical side of things the game pretty much gets everything spot on and you won’t find any problems in the controls that are present because they remain tight and responsive at all times. At the end of the day then whilst Bird Game + isn’t going to win any awards anytime soon it still does what it sets out to do in a very good way and that is to take you on an immersive adventure whilst also keeping things simple and challenging at the same time. This then means that in the end this game does enough to get a thumbs up from me.
I rate Bird Game + 7/10.
Written by: gerrardnum8 (Dean Martin)
Developer: Bryan Tabor
Publisher: Ratalaika Games S.L.
Genre: Action Adventure
Release Date (Xbox One): May 1, 2019