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Review: Ultimate Chicken Horse
At a Glance
|This game is recommended!
This game is not just good fun, it also stays fairly true to Christian moral values, making it a great addition to anyone's library!
|ESRB Rating:||E10 - Everyone (Ages 10 and up)|
|My Rating:||Ages 6 and up|
|Genre:||Party Game / Platformer|
|Review Published On:||August 31, 2018|
Everything is recorded automatically, so you can concentrate on having fun with your friends rather than worrying about losing progress.
There's some mild violence, as the rule of the game is to be the only one who can survive the obstacle course you've built. Still, all this amounts to is having a dead character lie there with X'd out eyes, so it's extremely tame.
Each turn, you each place, move, or remove at least one object from the level (the specifics can be customized). Then, it's up to everybody to try to scramble through the obstacle course you and your friends have created. Once everybody either reaches the finish line or dies trying, points are awarded and the next round begins. This continues until somebody reaches or surpasses the target score, at which point they are declared the Ultimate Whatever and the game ends.
With a dozen stages to play with and the ability to download premade levels from other fans of the game, things can stay fresh and interesting for some time. It's not the most complicated game out there, but it's good, clean fun for multiple players. If you and your friends like silly and simple Platformers, you'll probably have a good time spending a Friday night eating pizza and racing each other through the crazy worlds you create together.
You technically can play this game alone, but it's not really worth it, as this game is meant to be played by two to four players. That's one of the drawbacks of party games.
Points of Interest
Unlockables in a party game also unfortunately set players up to become that guy; while players may work together to unlock all of the neat content, there's a real chance that the host will have spent time unlocking these features themselves. This can ruin the fun, as the host will have become skilled at the game, while their friends are still inexperienced. On the plus side, you can adjust the scoring system to handicap the skilled player, but that might not be enough in some cases.
Concerns and Issues
At the start of the next round, everybody is "alive" and ready to try again.
Amusingly, it's actually possible for someone to win after they died -- if your character's body happens to flop past the finish line, they'll jump up and start dancing like they reached the end of the level normally (though their eyes remain crossed out).