Is Hoodlum's Revenge worth playing?

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Is Hoodlum's Revenge worth playing?

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I've been thinking of trying it but I've heard it has very bad control issues?

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Re: Is Hoodlum's Revenge worth playing?

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Yes, it does have issues. You can read my rather negative review:
https://www.raymanpc.com/forum/viewtopi ... 13&t=25312

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Re: Is Hoodlum's Revenge worth playing?

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I own the game, but I've only played a few levels. It's made by Digital Eclipse, the same company that make the GBA Spyro games, and it plays very like it. I'm not a fan of the way the controls work to be honest, the isometric view makes it difficult to position the player properly, and I find the game a bit strange.

I've heard mixed opinions on it though, while many say it's pretty weird, some people have said they like it. If you already have the game or just want to emulate it, it wouldn't do any harm to try it I guess.
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Re: Is Hoodlum's Revenge worth playing?

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Steo wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:18 pm
It's made by Digital Eclipse, the same company that make the GBA Spyro games, and it plays very like it.
I must disagree with that. The Spyro games on GBA play really well. That's largely due to the levels being more open levels focused on exploration rather than tight platforming like RHR and the fire attack having a bigger area of effect than Rayman's small fist.
I never had any issues with the Spyro games, but RHR is incredibly frustrating. The game just doesn't work well with how it's designed as it tries to be a full 3D platformer with R3-like gameplay and not, like Spyro, working with its limitations.

I don't dislike RHR though, it's just not very fun. The story is nonsensical and gameplay frustrating. Music is fine and so are the graphics. I like each level having Murfy stamps you earn based on your score and playing as Globox is cool.

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Re: Is Hoodlum's Revenge worth playing?

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I just found it similar due to using the same engine, being developed by the same company, and having the isometric view, though I only played a little bit of Spyro Adventure in fairness.
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I would say it's worth playing if you really are a Rayman fan, otherwise it's of very little interest. I remember feeling the same frustration as dr_st at the tedious jumps over deadly surfaces with (very) limited visibility. :fou2:
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Still, would you rather play RHR or watch the animated series? 😛
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Animated series, definitely. It's just passive watching, instead of fiddling with controls on a handheld. :mrgreen:

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I suppose you could also just stare at the console's screen and do nothing; after all, the background animations might make for a better storyline than the animated series. :P
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The Animated Series is good for memes

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You should get to it, then!
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Am I the only one who legitimately really liked Hoodlums Revenge? Yeah it’s not the greatest but I have a lot of fond memories of playing that game.
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