Xbox One Review: Talent Not Included
April 19, 2017 by Admin
No Talent Required? Sign a Reality TV star up now…oh wait…
No Talent Required is a hilarious platformer set on a theatre stage that is constantly changing it’s layout as you try and make it to the end of the level (or scene in this case) as the play is told through charming dioramas and you are ranked at the end based on how smoothly you “performed”. It’s a bit brutal in it’s difficulty, as it’s fast-paced and has no room for error. So, the name itself is quite misleading…you’ll be requiring quite some talent to overcome it.
The bad news is that if you do manage to and do it well, it shouldn’t take you all that long to do it. I finished in a few hours, which would be fine…but the price tag is a bit much for the content here. It’s a shame since the concept is solid and the difficulty is high, but it can be done if you are good enough.
The visual style is simplistic, but effective and has a charm to it that matches the dramatic atmosphere of the theatre, even if it’s comedic in appearance. The script is witty and the soundtrack isn’t too shabby either.
No Talent Required is a tough, but short platformer. It has a great concept, handles well and can be tricky to master with it’s fast-paced controls and constantly changing backgrounds, but it’s a bit steep for the amount of content here. Despite that, this is a game that should not be ignored and deserves it’s rightful place on that stage. It all comes down to whether you want to pay for the price of admission or not. I personally would.