Midnight Deluxe – Xbox One Review
Our Xbox One Review of Midnight Deluxe
In my time as a reviewer, I have found myself enjoying ID titles and games more and more as time goes on. A few years back, I`d have never touched any ID titles and always stuck to the AAA side of things, but ID games offer something completely different – and I would argue is a entire new world away from the major releases. Some ID titles I`ve played have been fantastic – and some of them have been disappointing. Over the past few days, I`ve had the chance to get my hand on a new ID title, and it comes in the form of Midnight Deluxe, which is developed by Petite Games. How was it going to fare? Well, the answer to that question is very well – I`m really enjoying it.
Midnight Deluxe is developed by Petite Games and published by Ratalaika Games and is described as a golf-like game where the aim is quite simple. Across multiple levels, you`ll need to direct your character, a square shaped character who goes by the name of Midnight (Fittingly) to get to the objective point which will progress the level. But of course, it`s not as easy as it sounds. You`ll need to avoid obstacles and work out how you`re going to get Midnight to the point as quickly as possible and in many shoots as possible (Not the correct terminology but a shoot is where you aim where you`re going to shoot Midnight, and then hold the A button down to power-up – very similar to a golf style control game) – the game works on a star system, and for the less amount of shoots you have to do to complete the level, the more stars you`ll earn – so effectively the quicker the better.
There isn`t anything in terms of a story within the game, but merely what I`d call a pick up and play game, meaning that you`re not going to have to spend ages on a story, but more you can play through the levels and pick up as of when you want to. Some of the levels are going to be tough, and some of them are going to be challenging – very challenging (There were multiple levels that did take me a few attempts to get it right and done – as you have to work out how to avoid the obstacles and not die) but the more you play the more you find yourself getting slightly addicted and involved into completing the level and moving onto the next one. They do offer a good challenge throughout, so it`s not a game that will perhaps get you bored easily.
If you`re an achievement hunter who likes an easy achievement, then you`ll love this, as you`ll complete the 1000g element of the game within an hour and half, and merely by playing through the game. There may be a few that you may miss whilst going through but checking before-hand and you`ll probably be okay.
Midnight Deluxe is a game that isn`t going to offer you anything in terms of a story and is very much a pick up and play arcade style ID game, but it is a game that I found myself really enjoying throughout. Challenging levels, and the desire to complete them in the shortest way possible and 3 starring them, makes it a great game to pick up, and it`s also incredibly cheap to buy too, at £3.99. The concept of the game may sound basic and boring, but it also is addictive and fun to play.
Review code supplied by Ratalaika Games