Your intrepid heroes change colour, stick to walls, and take care of business. On Rusty Trails faces the CHAIRQUISITION!
Game: On Rusty Trails
Devel: Black Pants Studio
Engine: Scape Engine
Price: €/$ 12.99 | CDN$ 13.99
Wazzat: You are Elvis! Your home is gone! Blast through this fast-paced platformer and instantly shift from rusty red to hairy blue. Don’t stick to one side or it will turn on you…
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Makes with the working
- These lot have been making Linux games before Steam on Linux was a thing.
- The performance shows.
- You nerfed my save.
- They noped errybody’s saves.
Shiny / Sounds
- No mistaking that this is from the creators of Tiny & Big.
- Wicked strange artstyle, and that’s a good thing.
- Little Elvis, why U so small?
- Eat some fried peanut butter and banana sammiches!
- Elvis gets lost in the background sometimes.
- Beautiful, detailed, (albeit slightly dark) backgrounds.
- It has sounds but that’s not how I platform.
- The character design is pretty good.
- I love the visual storytelling in this game
- The soundtrack was kind of forgettable. Every once in a while, I’d start to notice it and wonder where the noise was coming from. THen in dawned on me and the sound faded away
- I actually very much enjoyed the sound design.
- From the background music to the always satisfying “twang” when you make a leap of faith and hit one of the metal platforms at high speed.
- I guess that’s a good thing because, if you’ve been paying attention, you’ll know I have little love left for platformers.
- Venn brought up an interesting point.
- Your character tends to get lost in the middle of all the crap that’s going on in the level.
- Especially in those crap-heavy sections of levels, where the camera zooms out and your tiny little red pyramid gets lost in the lasers, showers, and red platforms.
- But it’s not just your character!
- In fact, more than once I made a leap of faith because I couldn’t for the life of me see where the next set of platforms were.
- The blue platforms (when they recoil) are basically the exact dark shade of brown as the rest of the sky box.
- I have these Asus VX239H-W IPS 80M:1 contrast ratio monitors with said contrast jacked all the way up.
- And I still can only see those if I stop and take stock of what’s what.
- In a game which is very clearly aiming for a faster pace and outright grades you on your speed, that’s bad!
- But more on that in the Fun.
- Tight controls are tight.
- We’re talking Super Meat [cis] Gendered Male tight.
- And they have to be, since Elvis is in the business of taking care of the business… and business is good.
- Keyboard controls function but I was unable to summon the self-hate required to test them further.
- Games like these basically require tight controls
- If it were any other way, it’d get one chair
- No complaints from me here.
- You push a button and there’s no noticeable delay.
- If you cock up and miss a jump, it’s your own damn fault!
- Short levels and minimum ragequit.
- Mechanics: Colour, bombs, wind, jump pads
- WAR, good god.
- I don’t normally like games like this, but On Rusty Trails is actually pretty fun
- The character designs are fun to look at, and what little story it has unfolds in a matter reasonably paced with the game play
- All the puzzles are tough but fair. At some point I had to walk away, but then you start going over how you done fucked up.
- I’d recommend picking it up.
- Remember that world switching mechanic from Guacamelee?
- Remember how they only really start fucking with you and the precise timing of said mechanic when you were 2 or 3 hours in?
- This game will expect you to have mastered it in less than 3 minutes after acquiring it.
- And they grade you at the end of the level.
- That’s… That’s just rubbing it in!
- “What’s that? you picked up the little currency thing but used it on a checkpoint? Bitch!”
- “Oh! You finished the level in like 10 seconds, that’s cute! 57th place.”
- Well then, fuck you too game! I’m gonna go play something that isn’t a freakin’ 2D platformer.
- I don’t suck at platformers. I don’t even inherently hate them. I’m just tired of the genre.
- I spent the entirety of the 90’s decade playing platformers day in and day out. (With some Doom, Duke Nukem, Quake and Fallout in between)
- On Rusty Trails is a good platformer. Hell, it’s an awesome Rage Platformer which manages not to be completely cynical.
- You know the type! The ones those screechy “let’s players” often feature.
- But I’m just so goddamn burnt out on the genre.