Released: 6 May, 2016
Genres: Action, Adventure, Indie
Developer: Egidijus Bachur, Alexey Davydov
Scrap Garden is a charming puzzle platformer about the adventures of Canny, a lonely robot, who awakens in a post-apocalyptic world to find all other robots shut down and seized up. What happened to the City? Why did all robots stop moving? Did anyone survive except him? Little rusty Canny has to do all he can to find answers to these questions... and try to fix it all.
Completion: Game completed once
Playtime at Review: 2.4 hours
Total Playtime: 2.4 hours
Achievements at Review: 34/42 (81%)
My rating: 6.0/10
Well-told story with lovable characters
Took me back to my childhood with the style of gameplay
The music and environment were really nice
Suitable for children and adults alike (I'm an "adult" and loved it)
Some nice humour in the story
Simple gameplay (but not boring)
Voice of a particular character got me off guard and didn't seem fitting for the character or the game (but did add a little surprise and humour)
Mouse and keyboard controls aren't great (probably why they recommend a controller)
I received this game for free from a friend who likely wouldn't have played the game and, well, it's his loss. This is an adorable 3D platformer and adventure, with a great little story. It takes me back to my childhood with it's style (that's a good thing!).
You are Canny, a little robot who's woken up to find the world he once knew gone, and all the other robots shut down. As you work your way through the story you come across various living creatures that tend to charge at you and will do you harm. You can jump on them, using your metallic body to crush them, or pick up objects around you to throw at them. Or in most cases you could simply avoid them, but you might be missing out on the gem they're hiding.
You'll come across some other lovable characters on your journey, along with a variety of boss fights and puzzles that you'll have to overcome. There's nothing too difficult, but simply rushing the bosses isn't likely to get you very far. It would be a perfect starting game for a child, or even and adult. I may have to get my girlfriend give it a try in the hopes it'll charm her into the world of gaming!
The music is a perfect fit for the different environments and situations throughout the game. I even had a couple of pulse-raising moments with some unexpected jumps that really added an extra love to the game.
Overall, I didn't start the game expecting much, but with it's great story-telling, adorable characters, and somewhat nostalgic gameplay, I ended up loving it!
Posted on 21-04-2019
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