On Stream:https://store.steampowered.com/app/822130/Flynn_and_Freckles/

About This Game



Flynn & Freckles is a third-person view, single player game with a great amount of exploration and thrilling platforming. As Flynn we’ll need to deal with a series of puzzles, fight against loads of enemies and basically jump our way out most dangers in order to escape a mysterious and cursed island.

F&F gives us the opportunity to enjoy, once again a 3D platformer game, oldschool 90’s style with a renewed artistic approach and all of it revolved around a fantastic pirate setting.




Flynn, a young pirate, decides to begin a perilous quest in search for the most valuable of treasures: Captain Freckles’ Sword. But, to his surprise, the sword is possessed by the old captain’s spirit. Now both of them will have to face the dangers of an island full of secrets and the curse that rests upon the treasure.




  • Wide amount of platforming action, puzzles, combat and exploring.
  • Collectibles and other secrets that await for you to discover them.
  • Meet charming characters and fend off dangerous enemies!
  • Fun and casual story with a key component of humor.


    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 (64bit)
    • Processor: Intel i5-2500 3.3GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GTS450 / AMD Radeon 6850HD
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows Compatible Card
    • Additional Notes: A Controller is STRONGLY recommended to play this game.
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Bad Body Double

Posted: October 21, 2018
Byte-sized review
A platform adventure best left marooned on a deep sea ocean island
Review
I adore 2D/3D colourful platformers (next to RPG’s it’s my second favorite genre). In fact some of my favorite gaming memories consist of myself huddling around the NES, SEGA Mega Drive, Playstation 1 and 2 playing through each systems latest colourful platformer, often staying up into the wee hours of the morning getting lost in each ones world. While the genre has fallen out of favor somewhat unfortunately with the big publishers thankfully we have indie game studios trying to rekindle the flame and through that we have seen a popular resurgence with 2D 8/16 bit adventures such as Shovel Knight and The Messenger and in the 3D realm with the brilliant A Hat in Time to the mediocre and somewhat disappointing Yooka-Laylee (disappointing considering the talent behind this one) to even Crash Bandicoot making an appearance on modern systems with the well received Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy. The moment I saw Flynn and Freckles pop up on the Steam store I knew I immediately had to give it a try. Sadly, and really it pains me to do this because I can see the developers clearly have the same love for the genre as I do even citing Spyro, Guybrush and Crash in the credits as inspiration for the game, I just can’t recommend this game. While the PS2 aesthetics didn’t bother me in the slightest (I found the graphics quite charming in a simple way) what is unfortunate is how bland and unremarkable the adventure is. Had this released in the early noughties it would probably have gone completely unnoticed as well and while it tries to pay homage to the era it does nothing to make it stand out. Coupled with terrible animations (Flynn walks like he has a carrot stuck up his backside) and a dull-as-dishwater plot (young pirate searches for the treasure of one fabled pirate), I could have probably gotten over those issues and simply given the game a "meh" rating if it were not for the one mechanic that simply ruins it all, a mechanic you need to absolutely nail in a platform adventure, you know – the jumping bits. Jumping bits that require precision but that are totally broken. I spend more time dying and getting frustrated with the jumping, especially since the game is quite puzzle heavy (nothing taxing), but often requires that the jumping mechanic actually works, which it doesn’t. Lots of trial and error ensured much to my chagrin. The second major issue I have with this game is that it only saves periodically but not enough (mostly only when you enter a new area) and should you die (and you will thanks to the broken jumping mechanic) you are often forced to replay through large sections, having to resolve puzzles you just solved (and often struggled to solve because of the jumping mechanic working against you). This ultimately ends up sinking this adventure.
One word to sum up the experience
Broken
Performance/Bug related incidents
I did come across a few bugs, especially where Flynn has to pick up pots to depress certain switches where I could not pick up the pot at all or I would put the pot on the switch and it would end up getting stuck in the geometry resulting in me not being able to use the switch or pick up the pot.
Similar to games
Jak and Daxter; Crash Bandicoot; Spyro the Dragon; Yooka-Laylee
Suitable for
People who enjoy colourful platformers although you are better off giving this one a wide-berth
Current position in my games of 2018 cleared list
33rd position.

Xerges

Posted: September 10, 2018
If you like old school 3D platformers you’re going to like Flynn & Freckles.
It has the vive of a late 90s game with modern graphics. Controls are good and camera behaves well.
I love the begining of the game, there are some parts of level design through the game that I would change, but the overall feeling is good.

It has charm characters and enough back story to keep you interested about the world.
Some elements remember to Zelda on N64 or GameCube, some to 3D Mario’s games, somes to Spyro or Ratchet & Clank…
It’s quite linear but with enough exploration, some figthing and variety on the gameplay mechanics. It’s just about having a fun time, as simple as that.

I totally recommend the game.

Roxasotter

Posted: October 11, 2018
I couldn’t finish the 1st level, because of the horrible jumping mechanics. You jump higher if you stand still, but to reach the first cave, you’ll have to run and jump… well good luck with that!!

Alan

Posted: December 15, 2018
Unfortunately bought this game a while before trying it so may not be able to refund it.
Even in the first area it was unplayably buggy. Imagine Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, but now imagine you have to constantly manually adjust the camera angle and that you have a 50-50 chance the platform you’re jumping to will glitch out from under you and you’ll pass through the solid rock.
Running through the village Flynn would randomly drop through the ground and drown. It is unplayable in this state.