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Review: Ageless – Not Quite The Next Celeste, But Worth A Look All The Same

Another hidden gem?

Though it still certainly occupies a niche, it’s been fascinating to see how 2018’s seminal Celeste has begun to influence the design of platformers in the time since its release. That unique blend of approachable but punishing gameplay and a surprisingly emotional story was something that had never really been done before, and it’s no surprise that other developers have taken notes and ideas to use in games of their own.

Enter Ageless, a new puzzle platformer that looks like it borrows a little too heavily on first look. And while, yes, it is clear that Celeste had a major influence on the design of Ageless, dismissing it as merely a clone would be missing out on a mostly enjoyable and distinct puzzle platformer that rightfully earns its own identity.

Read the full article on nintendolife.com

Another hidden gem?

Though it still certainly occupies a niche, it’s been fascinating to see how 2018’s seminal Celeste has begun to influence the design of platformers in the time since its release. That unique blend of approachable but punishing gameplay and a surprisingly emotional story was something that had never really been done before, and it’s no surprise that other developers have taken notes and ideas to use in games of their own.

Enter Ageless, a new puzzle platformer that looks like it borrows a little too heavily on first look. And while, yes, it is clear that Celeste had a major influence on the design of Ageless, dismissing it as merely a clone would be missing out on a mostly enjoyable and distinct puzzle platformer that rightfully earns its own identity.

Read the full article on nintendolife.com

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