Hop legs review
Have you ever been responsible for delivering the most important news in the world, but because of your magical inexperience, you have accidentally thrown a spell, and you have turned into a 2D square box? Same. Hop legs has the most ridiculous premise that gave me addicted during the first five minutes, and the hilarity that follows especially during the cooperative game makes it an excellent game of society (if you are looking to laugh at the desperate attempts of Your friends to cross a deadly pit).
It can be really, really frustrating, but it s incredible how bad you can be, to the point where I m not sure if it s even possible to do well. Whether you re looking to finish a solo adventure or watching your friends sucking this game too, Hopley has a fashion that everyone can enjoy (or not appreciate) that even the most boring levels can be fun.
Over the story, you are a magical apprentice that had usable arms and legs. With your mentor who faints and loads you from the most important mission, you always manage to fail at the very first scene despite your master stupidly in your abilities. Because of your carelessness and vacating mind in the middle of the spell, you become a box with legs that grow from all four sides of your body to your order. Unfortunately, your trip has become much longer and hectic than necessary, but with a strong determination, you decide to do the job. This extremely stupid story made me creak teeth like the most desperate journey I have ever attended because it s actually really difficult!
Orders are super easy to learn but honestly, I do not know if I would say it s intuitive or not. The directional buttons essentially control the upper, lower, left and right sides of the box, and when you press the button, your corresponding foot will come out of the box. The joystick movement will be the direction in which the box turns, but the more you keep the direction long, the more the box turns. Obstacles and random tips will block your progression, with deadly pits that will bring you back to a strange control point and ceilings that will push you back if you hit the wrong angle. It can become really hilarious and frustrating when you accidentally push the wrong leg because you have too much or under-rotating, but even more hilarious if your friend is wrong.
The game is suitable for multiplayer, but there is also a story mode for solo adventurers (this is where the story is presented). The solo adventure is for those who want to give a goal to madness while unlocking goodies to use at any time. There is a short tutorial at first, although there is really not much to learn because the orders are quite basic and depend on your understanding of the physics of the game and the reaction time. If you go directly to multiplayer mode, there will be no tutorial to teach your friends, but everyone can certainly start the game in no time.
Although there are cooperative modes and versus for multiplayer, cooperation was certainly the most enjoyable one. In versus mode, one of the challenges was going up and down the platforms to reach a yellow box and stay in the box the longest. The delicate part is that this yellow box moves, so you are encouraged to browse different areas of the map to gain more time in the box. At least, that s how it should be; If you are lucky, a yellow box will appear where you are, allowing you to recover this time without having to move an inch. The yellow boxes will appear about several random locations on the map, and I think it would be more right and harder if you had to recover your time by going in different boxes and areas of the playground.
There is not much to criticize on the game, except that makes me question my ability to play video games. If you and your friends do not have the patience to play a level for 30 minutes while the normal time is 3 minutes (yes, we were so bad at some point), then hop legs may not be not for you. One of the charming aspects of the game is the way you can tease yourself to be extremely horrible, which, in my opinion, makes the multiplayer modes more enjoyable than to suffer alone in solo mode. Without multiplayer mode and without people who can make fun, the game may seem repetitive when you play alone.
Hop legs is really a masterpiece in his own kind of ridicule, even if it may not be for everyone. The nominal time is difficult to reach, at the point where I think the numbers are invented because there is no way that everyone can reach the checkpoint in less than 3 minutes. Although solo mode can be easier to reach the desired moment, playing with other people and end the levels together in the expected time is an almost impossible task. Despite this, however, the multiplayer is the way to follow if you want to enjoy hop leg. This simple and creative game spoiled two hours of my precious appointment evening, I hate the time it took, but I also like the way it took us two hours to make the strict minimum.