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Lil Gator Game

Developer: MegaWobble Publisher: Playtonic Friends
10 October 2023
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Digital LARPing
A Short Hike + Sword = Lil' Gator Game

That's basically what this one comes down to. What's interesting to me is that I definitely enjoyed this more than A Short Hike. Why? It all comes down to expectations.

By the time I got around to playing A Short Hike, it was already a bonafide indie darling -- one that, juding from its review scores, could be considered one of the greatest indie games of all time. So when I played it and found that it was just a short, pleasant (albeit well-executed) platformer, I couldn't help but feel a bit disappointed.

Before playing Lil Gator Game, on the other hand, I had zero expectations. And because of this it was a lot easier for me to just accept it for what it is -- a pleasant, short game inspired by A Short Hike, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker [ゼルダの伝説 風のタクト], and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild [ゼルダの伝説 ブレス オブ ザ ワイルド].

Running around an island and slashing cardboard enemies is mindless, yes, but not every game needs to be Battletoads or Mega Man 2 [Rockman 2 Dr.ワイリーの謎]. The writing is a bit too self-aware and the story didn't hit me in the feels like I suspect it hoped to, but the gameplay was engaging enough to keep me invested until the end. Is it a masterpiece? Not by any means. But if you subscribe to Game Pass and three hours to kill, you could do a lot worse than spending them on this game.
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atticus_ Lil Gator Game 2024-05-15T14:35:47Z
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toadhjo Lil Gator Game 2024-04-08T06:43:04Z
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DJSuleiman Lil Gator Game 2023-12-18T03:34:38Z
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  • kalts 2023-04-25 10:50:40.962094+00
    cute vibes
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  • hugo6849 2023-08-14 02:05:28.756094+00
    this game is for babies
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    • SongityBoy 2023-09-19 12:11:11.756087+00
      fucking goo goo gaa gaa then
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  • Drawdler 2023-10-27 09:29:31.936132+00
    Strong art style but not sure if I actually wanna play it
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  • postbop2099 2023-11-29 12:42:54.66515+00
    whimsical and adorable idk idk love everything about it
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  • Cease_ 2024-01-17 00:44:20.366893+00
    Simply a precious time. A must-play for fans of A Short Hike
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  • Matty_G 2024-04-20 07:01:47.352104+00
    very sweet! nice to just play around. wish the draw distance was a litlleeeeee longer and the map was just a tiny bit smaller, but those are such small complaints in a such a wonderful game
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