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24 Dec 2023

REVIEW: Raccoo Venture on Playstation

Review by Jon Donnis
Raccoo Venture is a delightful 3D adventure platformer that masterfully blends nostalgia from the 1990s with modern gameplay elements. With its charismatic protagonist, engaging puzzles, and a whimsical world, this game manages to capture the essence of classic 3D platformers while introducing fresh mechanics for both casual and dedicated players.

The storyline is a familiar yet engaging quest to recover holy relics and save the world from impending chaos. The game's narrative successfully weaves magic and secrets into the journey, keeping players invested in uncovering the mysteries of Verta's Harmony.

The game's graphics are commendable, offering a decent standard that enhances the overall visual experience. The charming and cute design of the protagonist adds to the game's appeal, making it a treat for players of all ages. The soundtrack complements the whimsical atmosphere, contributing to the immersive feel of the adventure.

One of the highlights of Raccoo Venture is its well-executed game mechanics, reminiscent of classic 3D platformers on iconic consoles like the N64 and Sega Dreamcast. The platform challenges, creative boss battles, and diverse mini-games add layers of enjoyment to the overall experience.

The customization options, including various outfits for the protagonist, provide a personal touch to the adventure. Collecting hidden items, solving challenging puzzles, and discovering secret paths add depth to the gameplay, catering to players who love exploration and completionism.

However, a notable drawback is the fixed camera angle, which can prove to be a hindrance during certain jumps, especially as the game progresses. While the fixed perspective is a nod to the classics, it may frustrate some players in more intricate platforming sections.

Despite this minor flaw, Raccoo Venture deserves a strong 8 out of 10. It successfully captures the essence of beloved 3D platformers, offering a mix of nostalgia and modern gaming elements. The challenging yet enjoyable gameplay, coupled with the game's overall charm, makes it a worthwhile experience for fans of the genre. As a player who fondly remembers the golden era of 3D platformers, I felt right at home playing Raccoo Venture and would highly recommend it to others seeking a fun and nostalgic adventure.

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