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Reed Remastered

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Fast Facts

Title: Reed Remastered
Developer: PXLink
Publisher: Ratalaika Games S.L.
Website: http://www.ratalaikagames.com/games/reed.php
Genre: Action & Adventure
Platform: Xbox One
Age Rating: PEGI 3
Release Date: 12.02.2020
Price: £4.99 – Rapid Reviews was very kindly provided with a review code for this title.

When an old-fashioned supercomputer creates a digital world that starts breaking down, there is only one way to stop the end of the world from happening. You play as a small, cute, pixelated creature called Reed who is the world’s only hope.

You will play in a pixelated, temple themed world full of enemies and traps. Your aim is to go through each level collecting the cubes and opening the next level’s door. But be warned, this game can be very difficult and sometimes extremely frustrating; you will die a lot of times trying to proceed.

Reed Remastered uses the one hit and you’re dead mechanic, which will cause you to get annoyed especially on the harder levels. It also features a screen shake effect that will cause the entire screen and world to shake, so I would recommend turning this off as it causes the game to be a lot harder.

During your playthrough, you will meet many different obstacles, from enemies like the chicken which cannot be defeated and will kill you if you touch them. You can bounce on their heads, which can help you from meeting your peril.

You will also encounter traps from saw blades to cannons, and even spikes. There are many different hazards to watch out for, so good luck.

There are a total of 50 levels in this remastered classic, and although it feels short these levels are not easy. You will also find secret levels hidden behind cute, creature-like bunnies, so keep an eye out for the secrets.

The map is temple themed, with glowing torches, cracked walls and more. The world is based on it breaking down, so the way it’s glitching is well done and the music is all the same, just a pixelated tune through the entire game. The creature-like bunnies around the map are a nice little detail.

It is a good game for achievement hunters as it comes with 16 achievements that are easy to acquire if you are good at the game.

Personally, I would have preferred a much longer game, which is more story orientated, but other than that I enjoyed my playthrough.

Rapid Reviews Rating

You can buy Reed Remastered from the following store.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/p/reed-remastered/9nkg0fm9rx9j?activetab=pivot:overviewtab

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