Review: Snake Pass

Kariana doesn’t review games, she plays them and then tells everyone around her about them. The thing is, Kariana has so much to say that sometimes, it’s best that she doesn’t write it down so that her thoughts flow smoother. So, Natalie writes it all down for her, but the reviews are all Kariana’s.

“Okay, so, let me start off by saying that Snake Pass is really great. It reminds me a lot of Crash Bandicoot or even Banjo and Kazooie, but there are flaws in this game like there are in those. The puzzles are all really fun, they can be pretty challenging, but more than anything, you always learn something new after each level you play. The real objective is to pass all the levels by slithering around and collecting all of the little orbs, and that’s hard as shit to do sometimes.”

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“You constantly have to go back to older levels that you’ve already completed because you’ve learned something new and while that’s great and all, just teach it to me the first time. I want to go through the game figuring things out as I go, not be told about it later. But the game is super cute. If you leave it alone for a while, your little bird friend flies to the screen and tries to get you to move around and the snake also will do little things, kind of like when Mario would fall asleep in Super Mario 64 if you left it for too long.

I also really like how smooth it is. It’s necessary for this kind of game since you’re slithering around and wrapping around different objects and trying to do things without falling. Sure, it gets stupid hard sometimes, but you’re a snake and we aren’t normally snakes in the real world. Since it’s so smooth, I don’t have to constantly worry about lag or framerate issues that could stop me from getting to a certain point. I’m just really good at being a snake.”

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“I also liked how every part of you is completely usable. You’re a snake; you only have your body and in most games, you’re only using your hands to do things and your eyes to look. You never have to meticulously climb things or watch out for your tail. It’s really fun and for the first time in a while, I’m moving my camera around like an idiot so that I can be a proper snake instead of jut hoping I can slide on everything.”

CLOSER:

Snake Pass is super fun and I’m so glad that it came out on the Nintendo Switch because it gives people a simple game to play to pass the time that is both really fun and really engaging. Sometimes, I just want to unwind and solve some puzzles without fighting anyone and this game definitely delivers that.”

You can pick up the game on the Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and Steam for $19.99.

Released on March 29, 2017

Developed and Published by Sumo Digital

Reviewed on the Nintendo Switch

(3.5/5)

3

A review copy was provided for the purpose of this review.

Check out the trailer for Snake Pass below:

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