In Landflix Odyssey, you play as a beer-chugging, pizza-eating layabout who spends his time binge watching all the largest TV reveals on streaming service Landflix. If you use some bizarre glowing batteries within the distant, you get sucked into the TV. It’s as much as you to journey by way of all the most well-liked collection on TV to retrieve your batteries and get again dwelling.
The premise is straight away foolish, and the sense of humour is carried over into the sorts of programmes you get drawn into. Landflix Odyssey doesn’t use actual copyrighted reveals within the sport. As an alternative, the worlds you encounter bear sufficient of a resemblance to precise collection that anybody with a passing information of popular culture ought to get a chuckle out of it. You’ll encounter metropolis gangsters in BlindDevil, bounce between demon worlds in Peculiar Stuff and increase your expertise with hallucinogenic medicine in Going Mad.
Other than the settings, the premise doesn’t have an excessive amount of of an affect on the gameplay. The sport as a complete typically appears completely happy having fun with its passing references. It doesn’t go deep sufficient into the element of any of the reveals to be thought-about parody or satire. Nonetheless, the cutscenes firstly of every stage have some good jokes that work effectively with the silliness of the idea.
The gameplay takes the type of a 2D side-scrolling platformer, with a cute 8-bit artwork model. The controls are pretty primary, in order that they’re simple sufficient to choose up. You run, bounce and burp as a ranged weapon to stun any enemies you may encounter. You even have one other weapon or talent that adjustments with every world you go to that’s tied to the present you might be visiting.
In every stage, there are 100 gold cash to seek out and acquire. You’ll want a few of these to unlock the following episode of every collection, with later episodes getting dearer. You don’t want to gather all 100 cash each time so long as you attain the top of the extent, which can unlock the following. However these supply a pleasant incentive to return and problem your self to succeed in 100% if you wish to.
The motion isn’t particularly complicated or obscure. This makes it very easy to choose up and play at any time when, whether or not you’re planning on powering by way of the entire thing or simply a few fast ranges. At instances it might probably get a bit of bit repetitive, however that’s widespread with any such sport. There are sufficient ranges all through Landflix Odyssey that require one thing a bit completely different to maintain it pretty recent.
All issues thought-about, Landflix Odyssey is a good little platformer. There are areas the place the premise may have been higher built-in with the gameplay, however that doesn’t take away from the laughs it does supply.