Skylar & Plux: Adventure on Clover Island

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Skylar & Plux: Adventure on Clover Island
Skylar and Plux Cover.jpg
Developer(s) Right Nice Games
Grip Digital[1][2]
Publisher(s) Grip Digital
Engine Unreal Engine[3]
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Xbox One
PlayStation 4
Release 19 May 2017
Genre(s) 3D platformer
Mode(s) Single-player

Skylar & Plux: Adventure on Clover Island is a 3D platform video game by Right Nice Games and Grip Digital. It is inspired by games like Jak & Daxter and Ratchet & Clank.[4] It was scheduled for January 2017[5] but released on 19 May 2017.[6][7]

Gameplay[edit]

Player controls the titular character of Skylar in Third-person perspective. The game is set on eponymous Clover Island. There are various environments on the island. It includes tropical beaches, volcanic caverns, snowy mountain tops and merciless desert. Player can collect orange crystals that heals her health. Inhabitants of the island are Lo'a. They were captured by evil CRT and player can free them. When player finds a cage with Lo'a she can free it for required amount of orange crystals. There are multiple gadgets scattered across the world. She gets Mechanical arm in the beginning. It is used to fight CRT's minions and also for grappling hook. There is Jet-pack that allows her to get to higher places. Later she finds Time Orb that can slow time for a short period. In the end she finds Electromagnetic glove that can move metal objects which includes enemies and rockets.[8][9][10] Player's main task is to find 3 fuse cores that are scattered across the island.[11][10]

Plot[edit]

CRT, an artificial intelligence that wants to dominate the world created Skylar, a warrior cat with mechanical arm but Skylar decides to turn on him and escapes. She gets to Clover Island, where she meets an Owl named Plux who accompanies her on her journey. Together they try to prevent CRT from conquering Clover Island and turning it ito wasteland. They must find 3 fuse cores before CRT. Cores power the Siphon, an ancient Progenitor machine.[12]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
AggregatorScore
GameRankings(PC) 75%[13]
(PS4) 59.7%[14]
(XONE) 59.4%[15]
Metacritic(PC) 69/100[16]
(PS4) 59/100[17]
(XONE) 59/100[18]

Zing.cz published a review made by 2 journalists. Ondřej Zeman received the game positively, praising the storytelling and gameplay. He also praised the design of the levels and technical execution of the game, but criticized lack of diverse enemies. Filip Němec was more critical. He criticised lack of innovation, and also noted some technical problems with the game. Another critical point was unutilized potential of main characters. Overall the game was scored at 6/10. The review concluded that Skylar and Plux is an above average 3D platformer that will take younger players by its gameplay and story.[19]

Andrew Duncan of GameGrin gave 7.5/10. He praised the game's setting and remarked that it is reminiscent of Crash Bandicoot. He also praised the gameplay, but on the other hand noted the short gameplay will most likely discourage many players.[12]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marsh, Stewart (17 June 2016). "Skylar & Plux: Adventure on Clover Island Interview | Senshudo". Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Rezzed 2016 – Skylar & Plux and Furi". The Mental Attic. 12 April 2016. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Skylar & Plux Is E3's Hidden Gem". Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Skylar And Plux: Adventure On Clover Island Will Be Coming To PS4 - CINEMABLEND". 16 March 2016. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  5. ^ "The Solus Project Developer Announces Platform Game Skylar & Plux: Adventure on Clover Island". 18 March 2016. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  6. ^ "3D platformer Skylar & Plux: Adventure on Clover Island launches May 19". Gematsu. 29 March 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  7. ^ "Diamond In The Rough: Skylar & Plux: Adventure on Clover Island". Play Some Video Games. 16 May 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  8. ^ Schwartz, Terri (22 June 2016). "E3 2016: Skylar & Plux: Adventure on Clover Island Pays Homage to Classic Platformers". IGN. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  9. ^ Sliva, Marty (14 March 2016). "GDC 2016: Skylar and Plux: Adventure on Clover Island Captures that 64-bit Spirit". IGN. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  10. ^ a b "Skylar & Plux: Adventure on Clover Island - Review". Sirus Gaming. 19 May 2017. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  11. ^ "Skylar & Plux: Adventure on Clover Island Review". TheXboxHub. 19 May 2017. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  12. ^ a b Duncan, Andrew (19 May 2017). "Skylar & Plux: Adventure on Clover Island Review". GameGrin. Retrieved 19 May 2017. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Skylar & Plux: Adventure on Clover Island Review | GameGrin" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  13. ^ "Skylar & Plux: Adventure on Clover Island for PC - GameRankings". www.gamerankings.com. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  14. ^ "Skylar & Plux: Adventure on Clover Island for PlayStation 4 - GameRankings". www.gamerankings.com. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  15. ^ "Skylar & Plux: Adventure on Clover Island for Xbox One - GameRankings". www.gamerankings.com. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  16. ^ "Skylar & Plux: Adventure on Clover Island". Metacritic. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  17. ^ "Skylar & Plux: Adventure on Clover Island". Metacritic. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  18. ^ "Skylar & Plux: Adventure on Clover Island". Metacritic. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  19. ^ "Recenze: Skylar & Plux: Adventure On Clover Island – odladěný start". www.zing.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 19 May 2017.