Video Game Review: Summer Light

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Video Game Review: Summer Light

Sometimes you just have to go old school to relax.

Sometimes you just have to go old school to relax.

Sometimes you just have to go old school to relax.

Sometimes you just have to go old school to relax.

Andrew Lowe, From June 2015’s The Armijo Signal

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Cloudberry Kingdom is a platforming game that was created by Pawnee Studios on July 30, 2013. It is a game that I bought a couple years back and I can say with all honesty that it is not your average, run-of-the-mill, Mario-hopping video game. This game can get very intense as illustrated explicitly during the preview of the game’s final levels that players are shown just before pressing start.

This game embodies many things: focus, intensity, action, adventure, quick-thinking, and constant diligence. The game begins as a basic platforming game but goes to complete insanity with its additional traps and weapons. It can get so crazy later, in the hundreds levels, that the game has been considered to be completely impossible to complete. It seems to have an infinite number of levels to play and each one is more difficult and nerve-racking then the last.

Players are going to get very frustrated as the screen begins to pile more and more with hazardous materials that, if touched even slightly, will result in a fiery explosion, killing the players instantly. One thing I learned from experience in this mind-bender is that no matter how good you get the AI, of the game will only catch up to you in skill. No matter how good one gets at the game the computer will always be not one but ten steps ahead, ready to give the players a new challenge whenever they thirst for more.

The game is a local co-op and can have up to four players. It is a game where you can sit back, relax with your friends, and enjoy an extremely fun and equally challenging platforming game together.

Although it’s possible to go solo, I highly recommend playing it with a group to capture the full experience. Together you and your friends will enter a world full of swinging buzz saws, dancing flamethrowers, falling spiky balls of death, poisonous insects, and destructive beams of light. Throughout the levels players will be introduced to new ways of beating them starting with being able to double jump, roll on a ball, shrink yourselves, grow yourselves, man space ships, hop on pogo-sticks and eventually grow wings and fly.

The game is available on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, and Steam. I had a blast with this game and highly recommend it for all ages.

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