Xbox One Review: New Super Lucky’s Tale

September 14, 2020 by  

Can this updated version of the original out-New itself?

Our original review of Super Lucky’s Tale can be found here

Join Lucky on his thrilling journey through the Book of Ages, a magical artifact that opens doors to amazing worlds. Meet new friends, explore exciting lands, and recover the missing pages from the evil sorcerer Jinx and his villainous family, the dreaded Kitty Litter.

The original Super Lucky’s Tale was an Xbox One exclusive that was actually the second game in the series, following a VR beginning. The former got a Switch enhanced version one year later with New Super Lucky’s Tale and finally that version has now released on Xbox One and PS4. Confused? Yeah me too, I’m not entirely sure why the New version was Switch exclusive for so long, but let’s take a look at the new and improved version of Super Lucky’s Tale…

While a great platformer in its own right, Super Lucky’s Tale had a few complaints with its camera and general handling, although I personally didn’t actually mind either of these things. New Super Lucky’s Tale fixes these gripes and also redesigned levels, while adding in a few new ones and bundling the DLC content into the mix as a more streamlined experience. It’s a neater package than the original, though is it enough to warrant a double-dip if you bought the original version?

The quality of life improvements is welcome and definitely make the game a more enjoyable experience, while the new content and more streamlined layout definitely make things more accessible. I can’t say for sure if its worth coughing up £45 for essentially the same game with a few extra bells and whistles thrown in, but it’s definitely worth the price for newcomers.

The platformer itself looks amazing and runs at a smooth and steady framerate, much like the original version but it does actually look better overall here. The soundtrack is also pretty neat and while the difficulty isn’t that high, it’s perfect for those who love collect-a-thon platformers.

The Verdict

New Super Lucky’s Tale fixes a few issues from the original release and adds some extra content in for equal measure, but I’m not sure if its worth the price tag for those who played the original game on Xbox One. It is however a great platformer and well worth your time if you haven’t already played it.

Score: 8.0

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