- System: Steam
- System: Redpoint Games
- Developer: Redpoint Games
- Release Date: March 15, 2017
- Rating: E
- Genre: Indie, Puzzle, Platformer
- Players: Single Player
- Official Website: https://dimensionjumpgame.com/
Dimension Jump Trailer
Who it Caters to
What to Expect
Your patience will surely be tested after a long bout, but again that satisfaction, when you've successfully completed the task, is spot on. Don’t think you can go on autopilot and come out a winner because the minute your brain shuts off the game becomes an uphill battle. We recommend if you’re willing to play this game, then it’s best to invest just as much effort into it as you did to buy the title because everything will honestly feel gratifying.
Most of your time will be used jumping onto various platforms while switching between dimensions to reach your goal, but this is precisely where your attentiveness needs to be at an all-time high. Switching dimensions is as simple as pressing the trigger button your controller, but it’s doing so at the right time is what you’ll have to master. We’ve died so many times trying to quickly swap dimensions only to run into a red platform and start over again. Dimension Jump requires a slow and meticulous type of style because if you try to rush in over confidently, the game will slap your ego back into shape immediately.
We’re not trying to paint a picture that Dimension Jump is extremely unforgiving or anything because it’s quite the opposite. While you do often succumb to your fate a number of times, there’s an infinite amount of times to retry since there’s no character life to keep count of. Every attempt you commit to gradually starts to improve in strategy because now you start to get a true feel for the approach, and sooner than later you’ve overcome a hurdle. Will it be easy? Most certainly not, but it will definitely prepare you for later stages where there will be a plethora of other things to consider.
We’ve discussed a lot about the rich and rewarding gameplay but there are some minor setbacks that we’d like to flush out. This is, of course, an indie title so it’s to be expected that not a lot of perks will be added in, but we would’ve liked a better variety of music in the game. Personally, as I played through each stage it felt like someone was just hitting the replay button and while the music isn’t meant to be the primary focus it would’ve certainly helped to make things a little more exciting in terms of variety.
The option to choose resolutions was a bit limited, as there were only two to select, one of which gave us a pretty small screen to work with which didn’t help much. Aside from these little quibbles, Dimension Jump is a truly fun experience especially when you can challenge other people on the leaderboards for the fastest clear time, or being able to create your own stage and have your friends writhe in agony as they try to beat your cleverly designed puzzles.
Honey's Gameplay Consensus:
- Great price point for an entertaining puzzle platformer.
- Very challenging levels with a lot of depth.
- Create a stage is an interesting addition.
- Leaderboard system is great.
- Would’ve liked more variety in terms of music.
- It may be too overwhelming for some people.
Honey's Final Verdict:
Well, that would certainly depend on whether you’re a fan of puzzle platformers or not. If you are then, of course, this is a must buy for the thrilling experience, but if you’re just window shopping and are not sure then it may be something to ponder. We, of course, encourage everyone to try this game out for its rewarding experience, but if puzzles aren’t your cup of tea then it’s understandable. For those that have dabbled with Dimension Jump or are looking to buy it, let us know what you think about it in the comments below! We’d love to know your highest scores and maybe check out your custom stage.
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