SUPER LUCKY’S TALE
Developer Playful Corp Publisher Microsoft Studios Format PC, Xbox One Release November 7
It’s quite a bold recipe. Take a humdrum, charmless, weirdly slow 3D platformer that’s only even vaguely noteworthy because of its VR component. Now, remove the VR bit, and make a sequel to it. The result, as you might expect, is very little worth writing home about. And that’s putting it politely. A trailer should, you’d think, show a game’s highlights. On that basis we assume that the titular fox bouncing on a trampoline to collect a vertical line of coins, hitting a switch to reveal a platform two feet away, jumping a series of small gaps, or ambling through a side-scrolling section, are about as good as Super Lucky’s
Tale gets. At an E3 where Super Mario Odyssey rewrote the 3D-platforming rulebook to such stunning effect, this never stood a chance.