GSY Review PC Switch

Since davton has left the door open, I'm taking this opportunity to slip in a little summer review. Because I'm on vacation away from home at the moment, I can't capture ant footage, which is why you're only getting some text and a few screenshots (taken in handheld mode). Now if you'll allow me, I'd like to take a few seconds to remind some of you that it is quite annoying to see them complain of the Xbox only coverage these days, when most of you here generally never show any kind of gratitude for our efforts all year long. To begin with, I shouldn't need to remind you that this is not our day job and that we make no money for ourselves doing it. Secondly, davton has been on his own for several weeks now, posting regular content even when he doesn't have to, just to make sure you get something to watch. To make matters worse, his DualSense broke down for the second time in eight months and Sony's support is just as bad as it has always been, so there is nothing he can do to record any PS5 videos at the moment (I remind you that PS5 games cannot be played with a PS4 controller). Sure you didn't know about that, but it's not like we usually offer no PS5 coverage. Last but not least, we don't own all the versions of the games we cover and davton and I have no access to the little money the website has to purchase anything (not that it would make sense to do so for games that were released years ago). Now that things have been cleared up, back to the main topic: Ayo the Clown ships on Nintendo Switch and on PC today and I'm very happy to share my thoughts about it now. Enjoy!

Verdict


Ayo the Clown is clearly not intended to revolutionize the platform genre, but it is undeniably paying tribute to 2D games like Donkey Kong Country. Some will also see some similarities with LittleBigPlanet, mainly because of its use of 3D, but the movements being done only on a single plane, it is still much closer to the 1994 cult classic developed by Rare. The universe is obviously designed for the youngest, who will undoubtedly be more sensitive to it than adults, but the handling is pleasant enough to please all age groups. Unlike DKC, the little hero acquires his different abilities over time (jumping, using a balloon to climb higher, triggering a dive attack, being able to slide down slopes, etc.) and can sometimes use the weapons that he finds on his way. On the other hand, just like in the cult Super Nintendo game, Ayo can also ride various mounts (a helicopter, a tank, etc.). Depending on whether or not you try to recover the six collectibles (three teddy bears and three lollipops) present in each level, the different sections will be completed more or less quickly. The difficulty curve is rather well balanced and even when you lose all the lives you have managed to get, all you have to do is start over the current level while the game grants you four new lives to try it again. You can of course get more of them by playing well, by collecting a certain number of gems or by finding little clown heads in the levels. And since we are talking about those colorful gems, you should know that you can use them to get upgrades in town. For example, you can increase your number of ❤️, or invest in a larger 🎈. In the end, Ayo the Clown offers a nice experience in the genre. Even though it's not trying to do anything new, it is actually on par with what Nintendo has been doing in the 2D platformer genre over the past few years. That being said, its game world, though just as childish as those of the iconic Japanese publisher, will undoubtedly be less impactful to those who have played Nintendo games for decades. Remember that the game is also released on PC, so if you have children who can get by with a controller, this may be the opportunity to introduce them to the platform genre with a particularly cute and fun game.
  • On the upside
  • Graphics looks very nice
  • Smooth framerate even in handheld mode
  • Plays very well
  • Evolving gameplay mechanics
  • Perfect for children...
  • ... but as a parent you can easily enjoy it too
  • Fast loading screens
  • On the downside
  • Not very original
  • The childish game world might not be for everyone

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  • We reviewed Ayo the Clown on Nintendo Switch - Gamersyde images (Switch - Portable mode)
  • We reviewed Ayo the Clown on Nintendo Switch - Gamersyde images (Switch - Portable mode)
  • We reviewed Ayo the Clown on Nintendo Switch - Gamersyde images (Switch - Portable mode)
  • We reviewed Ayo the Clown on Nintendo Switch - Gamersyde images (Switch - Portable mode)
  • We reviewed Ayo the Clown on Nintendo Switch - Gamersyde images (Switch - Portable mode)
  • We reviewed Ayo the Clown on Nintendo Switch - Gamersyde images (Switch - Portable mode)
  • We reviewed Ayo the Clown on Nintendo Switch - Gamersyde images (Switch - Portable mode)
  • We reviewed Ayo the Clown on Nintendo Switch - Gamersyde images (Switch - Portable mode)
  • We reviewed Ayo the Clown on Nintendo Switch - Gamersyde images (Switch - Portable mode)
  • We reviewed Ayo the Clown on Nintendo Switch - Gamersyde images (Switch - Portable mode)
  • We reviewed Ayo the Clown on Nintendo Switch - Gamersyde images (Switch - Portable mode)
  • We reviewed Ayo the Clown on Nintendo Switch - Gamersyde images (Switch - Portable mode)
  • We reviewed Ayo the Clown on Nintendo Switch - Gamersyde images (Switch - Portable mode)
  • We reviewed Ayo the Clown on Nintendo Switch - Gamersyde images (Switch - Portable mode)
  • We reviewed Ayo the Clown on Nintendo Switch - Gamersyde images (Switch - Portable mode)
  • We reviewed Ayo the Clown on Nintendo Switch - Gamersyde images (Switch - Portable mode)
  • We reviewed Ayo the Clown on Nintendo Switch - Gamersyde images (Switch - Portable mode)
lilbega
lilbega
Commented on 2021-07-28 23:42:58
this game looks almost like a nintendo game it looks awesome and i didn't heard about ii be4 thanks 4 the review . btw i always visiting this site 4 the awesome content with gr8 quality but i don't comment very often but there were alot of ppl there where are they what happend 
and again thanks 4 ur hard work
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