Clustertruck Review

  • September 27th, 2016
  • Xbox One, PC, PS4
  • Landfall Games / tinyBuild Games

 

ClusterTruck is a game with a simple premise, get from start to finish without touching the ground just like the children’s game “The Floor Is Lava”. They also decided to pump that simple game though full of explosions and energy drinks before doing so though.

From the start you are quickly thrust into the first level in your first person perspective and giving you little time to fully adjust to what is happening. Quickly you’ll figure out that you have to go truck to truck to get to the finish line as quickly as possible. The world you see is full of truck drivers who in no way, shape, or form care about their own safety of the safety of others.

Don’t go expecting just to have to jump around truck crashes though as quickly enough the game ramps up the insanity level. You will go to jumping from exploding crash to crash, jumping off trucks as they pummel off a cliffs end, jumping truck to truck midair, and even jumping over or through things going truck to truck. ClusterTruck makes sure that you remain alert and never gives you a moment of even brief calm before launching something insane at you.

Each level somehow manages to do something different to keep you interested and playing by making moments and track designs different but that doesn’t mean that AI controlled trucks always manage to work. While you can formulate a plan that usually after a handful of tries works out the AI doesn’t always act the same way sometimes causing random things to happen or trucks to randomly fly off. Now while this does make it harder sometimes the mistakes aren’t something that should actually be happening.

Expect some difficulty too in this game for sure. Though the game almost takes the difficulty spike too early on and only keeps getting harder. Now this is the type of game that after numerous defeats once you finally beat a level you get a feeling of satisfaction but it can become insanely hard quite often.

Overall though Clustertruck is fun and entertaining for the majority of the time you’ll be with it. With a simple premise and simple controls it is something you can jump right into for quick sessions but never master. If you can just look back the deep difficulty curve you’ll find a pleasant surprise.

 

Score : 7/10

 

Review Code Provided Courtesy Of TinyBuild Games

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