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Parents' Guide to

N++

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Challenging, minimalist platformer with stylized violence.

Game PlayStation 4 2015
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

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age 6+

Based on 1 parent review

age 6+

More to it that the reviewer didn't catch

I've been playing the trilogy (yes, this is the final part of a trilogy) since it came out in 2005. In terms of story, the reviewer got it right. What the reviewer did NOT get right is the multiplayer modes. There is a race mode, and once you enter the exit you can deploy a rocket and steer it in such a way as to kill rival players. The game can get frustrating the farther into it you go as levels start to get harder. Minimalist graphics make this tame for an E10+ rating compared to some E10+ rated games I've played (they should consider reviewing Enter the Gungeon, that started at E10+ and graduated t ok a T rating.)

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (2 ):

There's no small amount of pressure involved in making a sequel to a platformer as beloved as N+, which is probably why it took about seven years to arrive. But the wait was worth it. With somewhere around 1,500 levels scattered across all modes -- plus an essentially limitless supply of user-created levels -- N++ ought to sate even its most ravenous fans. And developer Metanet Software didn't fix anything that wasn't broken. The controls, which allow players to control the height and speed of leaps mid-jump, remain just as intuitive, precise, and empowering as ever. After a while, you'll feel like there's nothing you can't make your ninja do -- which is what will keep you trying and retrying some of the game's most difficult stages.

The co-op and race levels make for terrific social gaming. The former require patience and communication, while the latter sees players trying to use enemy robots and hazardous elements to their advantage, timing their activation to cause trouble for rivals. Add in dozens of new color schemes that let players customize the game's minimalist design to their liking and a driving electronic soundtrack that will get you tapping your toes and you have a recipe for a modern indie platforming classic. N++ is a treat.

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