After our impressions of the game and our interview a few days ago, today we bring you our review of Curse of the Sea Rats, the new game from Petoons, a Spanish studio also in charge of bringing us the Peppa Pig games. Next we will talk about what we think it is his game with more hearta pirate rat adventure!
The real “ratoidvania”
As you well know by now, the history of Curse of the Sea Rats takes place in the context of the century XVIII. At that time, the wicked pirate witch Flora Burn uses the magic of an ancient amulet to transform all the crew of a ship loaded with pirates and British officers into mice, while kidnapping the son of the almirante Blacksmith to wreak even more havoc. Consequently, the English high office decides to spare the life of a bunch of thugs on board in exchange for them returning the little boy safe and sound and giving the witch a good beating.
As soon as they begin their journey, these four mice will have in their possession one of the two halves of the amulet, from which it will come Wu Yunan ancestral spirit that will serve as a guide in the adventure and that also wants to collect his revenge against Flora Burn to fully regain his powers. Being a simple but functional story, the truth is that it is quite entertaining In its development.
To the weapons!
The reason why the game is named a “ratoidvania” It is because, as you can imagine, we are facing a fairly well resolved metroidvania. Being able to play either alone (choosing one of the four characters) or with up to three other friends in local mode, we have explored the labyrinthine coasts of Ireland, facing fierce enemies and opening treasures in every corner we have explored.
In general terms, the progression system of the game is quite satisfying, with a well-defined skill tree for each character and a level system that makes them more powerful. However, we have noticed somewhat irregular difficulty peaks, especially at the beginning, with some bosses who have choked us. The game does not have any kind of difficulty selector, but it does provide us with tools to correct these mishaps, such as play with more friends (which makes everything easier, as long as… we have someone to play the game with) or level up little by little.
Throughout the game we will find both save points to which we will return after dying (here we can also improve our skill tree or change characters) as well as portals, which serve as a fast travel point in the adventure. As criticism, we have felt that save points are somewhat spread out from each other around the map, which makes dying somewhat frustrating as all enemies respawn on every attempt. However, it is about a good challenge for lovers of the genre They don’t mess with little girls, an adventure for true pirates!
A great audiovisual section
If there is a section Curse of the Sea Rats What has really dazzled us is its great artistic style and its successful soundtrack. Throughout the game we have come across animated scenes and illustrations like the one you have here above that are really impressive and give the game quite mature touches. Additionally, as far as its gameplay is concerned, the traditional animation mix in the style of Don Bluth With three-dimensional environments it fits like a glove, giving the whole a lot of personality.
The soundtrack He also knows how to accompany adventure very well, with very beautiful and inspired themes that we liked. The same can be said of a pretty decent english dub and from one First class Spanish localization, very well carved. As for the technical section of the game, we have found quite a few loading screens between sections of the map. However, they do not cloud the experience too much as they are not too extensive.
Without a doubt, Curse of the Sea Rats is a good metroidvania game. Playing solo is quite a challenging challenge, and doing it with up to three other friends locally is fun. Although it is not a perfect game, it has left a good taste in our mouths thanks to a very original art style which is complemented by a somewhat basic but more than decent experience.
Curse of the Sea Rats this same one arrives 6 of April to Nintendo Switch and other platforms in Physical formatcounting on texts in perfect Spanish and voices in English. If yours is adventure, don’t let him escape!
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