Mickey Mouse + Megaman + crockery = brilliance
Few games have had a longer buildup than Cuphead. This bad boy was in development for almost seven years – from what we have been told, that’s older than some human children. Turns out, hand-drawing every frame of a videogame is actually really bloody time-consuming, especially when you keep adding extra stuff like platforming levels to your game.
After all that time the pressure was on, too. Fans were expecting great things from the cartoon side-scroller, and here in OXM Towers we had more than one conversation that started with a sentence like “what if we’ve been waiting all this time and Cuphead… isn’t good?”
We needn’t have worried – StudioMDHR delivered a stunning adventure title with sumptuous graphics, rock-hard bosses and inventive design choices. Few games will challenge you as much as
Cuphead, but it’s got that magic feature that few games manage to capture: you always want to have one more go. This time. This is the one where you beat the giant mummy, the angry stage actress, or the mermaid-turned-medusa. Co-op somehow makes the game more difficult, but jump in with a group of people and this is one of the best local multiplayer experiences you can have on Xbox One.
Publisher StudioMDHR / Developer StudioMDHR