GOODBYE WORLD Switch NSP Free Download – GOODBYE WORLD Switch NSP Free Download – The premise of having a game within a game is one that interests me greatly.
Unfortunately, the brevity of the story, lackluster presentation, and frustrating and sparse gameplay make for a tough sell. Goodbye World opens with programmer Kanii trying to solve a conflict in college with an artist whose vision doesn’t align with hers. At the same moment, graphics artist Kumade is within earshot and offers to partner with Kanii to work on her game.
Across a series of 13 brief vignettes, their story plays out, and at the beginning of each one, you have an opportunity to play a level from the game being developed for what seems an obvious Game Boy stand-in. The story itself can be touching at times, but there isn’t much substance to it, and parts of some of the chapters merely consist of dialogue boxes against a black screen. The game within a game, Blocks, is a 2D puzzle platformer that escalates in difficulty far too abruptly. You control a small dinosaur-like creature who can destroy and create blocks to get over obstacles and eliminate enemies. You can only conjure up as many blocks as you’ve already taken apart, and time stops whenever you activate the block dropping mechanic.
Play through 12 stages of a puzzle platformer
What’s unfortunate about the game is that some sections require a fair bit of precision, which is difficult when jumping is mapped to pressing up on the stick. What’s even worse is that even a simple mistake near the end of a stage can force you to restart from the beginning, like picking up a block you shouldn’t have or jumping off a ledge before you could fully see what lay ahead. Interestingly, while you have three lives to try and finish each level, you don’t actually need to do so to advance the story forward; a game over just takes you out of Blocks and back into the lives of Kanii and Kumade. The eShop listing for Goodbye World is noticeably misleading, which definitely impacted my impression of it.