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The Plucky Squire (PC, PS5, Xbox Series, Switch) | Teeny Little Super Guy: The Videogame

Batiman

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Jeez this looks amazing…. This is something I never thought I wanted. Like when I first seen cuphead. Best looking game shown this week easily
 

CamHostage

Member
FYI, the upstart development studio on this (formed by vets James Turner and Jonathan Biddle in 2019) worked on things like Swords of Ditto, HarmoKnight, Tembo The Badass Elephant, Stealth Inc, Fluidity, and more. (Turner also did design work for Pokemon at GameFreak.) So, good reason IMO to hope it's as fun as it is colorful.
 
Looks like a lot of fun, need more platformers in my life, and this one looks like it's varied enough gameplay-wise to potentially be great
 

ACESHIGH

Member
Great. More indie devs should look into this instead of releasing the umpteenth nes inspired, chiptune sounding Metroidvania.
 
Wow, looks really nice. Can't wait to see the ways they use 2d/3d in puzzles and fights. Love the variety of gameplay shown so far.
 

Fbh

Member
Looks great love the art style.
Devolver (almost) always knows how to pick some of the best indie projects.
 

Tangerine

Member
Looks great. Reminded me a bit of Mario oddesy. The 2D segments grafted onto 3D elements in the world.

Punch out too, as someone else said.

The artistic style(s) they used are lovely. Even just the 2D parts at the start.

Definitely on my watch list!
 
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CamHostage

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Why no PS4 version? Power should not be a problem since it's also coming on switch 🤷🏼‍♂️

It's not about power at this point, probably.

There's just a diminishing interest in games for the audience of past-gen consoles after a certain point, and 2023 is late for a game of especially this indie type to be played by gamers who haven't upgraded. (It used to be that old game machines would be handed down from older kids to younger kids, but now young kids just game on their phones and don't need an old PS4 or Xbox One.) The value of the install base of a console seems an incredible draw because it's a big number, but many of those console owners have already bought their last games for that system. So you're starting to see some games now that are next-gen-exclusive (nee "current-gen") and some are "true next-gen" but some will stick out as seeming to not be doing anything next-gen in power, and that's one of the reasons why. It makes sense to focus on the platforms where the gamers are.

However, the 3D side of the world is rendered pretty well (it's a very natural global illumination use,) and it is maybe possible that it is using something like Lumen that doesn't work on PS4/One. Or Switch, for that matter. So it would have to be redone without that lighting system in the port. Porting that down to fallback traditional methods would be a pain in the butt, and wouldn't be worth it by the time this comes out for old PS or XB. But for the Switch market base, a game like could still sell very well, and so that version would be worth the effort. (Also, Switch gamers are used to their versions of games being distant cousins, whereas reviews and word-of-mouth would knock the game if it looked barebones on other consoles.) They can hire an external studio who specifically does Switch ports, have them do that, meanwhile they concentrate on the max version of the game, and hopefully all the versions they do ship turn out well enough.

Basically, this game is coming to Switch because it's the kind of game that should come to Switch, so they're just going to make sure that happen, one way or another.

Very Nice. Reminded me of that Netflix show Hilda.

Funny, I must be a thousand years older than you, because it reminded me of this old Sesame Street segment:

 
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The game looks very good and unique. I'm all for it.

But I'm so confused why it's not on last-gen consoles when it is available on Nintendo Switch? If the game is playable on Switch, shouldn't it be also playable on Xbox One and PS4?
 

mxbison

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Looks great. This is instantly on my most wanted list.

Devolver Digital has built up a crazy portfolio. Much better than the majority of AAA publishers in the recent years.
 
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