48 Chambers (Second Chance with the Chick)
April 17, 2012 6 Comments
48 Chambers hasn’t even had a chance to fall off the first page of my site and it’s been updated to include more backgrounds. Oh, and a casual mode with no limit on lives for the crybaby population among us, specifically me. Well, at least now I can see what chambers 21 through 48 look like. And they look swell. Most of them at least. Some of them are just reskinned previous chambers with extra traps added, but that’s fine. At least 48 Chambers is now a game that can be played (and finished) by anyone, and that’s good enough for me to recommend it.
48 Chambers was deve-
HEY, wait, I still had some stuff to say. Damn jumpy Microsoft Points joke. Just wait your turn. You’re not even funny this time around.
So I did enjoy playing 48 Chambers in casual mode, mostly because I was able to escape the sense of dread that it would take me weeks of getting good at this just to see the inevitably lame “Thanks for Playing” screen. You see, just because I like something doesn’t mean I can’t nit pick it to shreds. In the case of 48 Chambers, I don’t think the developer went far enough with it. It feels more like a concept than a fully realized game. Do you know what would have killed in this? A multiplayer race mode. Local or online, doesn’t matter. Just racing the mazes would have beefed up the content. Level select once you’ve cleared a stage or a time trial mode would have been swell as well. I’m told level select is on the way. Time Trial following that should be a no-brainer.
For you sadomasochists out there, Discord also added a hardcore mode where you get exactly one life to finish the game. Yea, fuck that. I was told by the developer that some people actually did manage to finish the game in its original incarnation. Psssh, whatever. Freaks. Either way, I’m just glad that my suggestions thus far have been realized, so I figured I would chime in with a few others. It’s nice to have the developer’s ear in a strictly metaphorical sense for a change. I mean, like, it’s always a metaphor! It’s not like I cut off ears and wear them as a necklace or anything. I swear. Quit staring at me!
80 Microsoft Points watched a snail crawl along the edge of a straight razor. That’s my dream. It’s my nightmare. Crawling, slithering, along the edge of a straight razor, and surviving in the making of this review.
I told you it wasn’t worth it.