A Hat in Time

Gears for Breakfast video game is lacking in the grace with which Rare and Nintendo itself endowed their games in the nineties. It’s too simple, too typical … until it ceases to be. And do not wait long to prove it. After the initial missions completed, the first com


missions completed on a crazy island populated by mobsters, this video game successfully funded on Kickstarter begins to show all its virtues, which are not few precisely, making it clear that it is more than just a tribute. The references to the classics are there, they can be seen constantly, but they do not limit themselves to repeating what they have seen so far in the genre.


Fun, exciting and, above all, intelligent in the way in which it poses its challenges, this videogame of action and platforms always seeks the way to surprise and it succeeds !, creating challenges with personality , witty, that in one way or another


They end up drawing a big smile on your face. You can not ask for more to a game with these characteristics. It is pure love; a waste of imagination with which it is incredibly easy to have fun. Therefore, I insist, you should not let yourself be c


arried away by first impressions. Its start is somewhat warm, it really makes you expect the worst given the simplicity with which you overcome your first missions, but once A Hat in Time gains momentum there is no stopping you !, transporting you to a

colorful and varied fantasy worldin which everything is possible. Even participate in the crazy shooting of a movie. And it’s not the strangest and funniest thing you’ll do in this adventure.



Hats with charm … and a lot of power

Very influenced by classics such as Super Mario 64 or Banjo-Kazooie , one of the first things that amazes A Hat in Time is the great freedom of action for which it bets, allowing us to explore almost without limits the gigantic game worlds in those that the action develops. Okay, yes, everything is structured based on a series of missionswith very specific objectives but, that’s the point, yo

u can act as you please! You have the freedom to jump and run through the stages in search of additional challenges or the precious collectibles with which, little by little, you will discover new special abilitiesfor the protagonist. The best? Each world, de
pending on the mission in which we enter, will present more or less important changes in its own structure, thus achieving a varied, ever-changing game experience that encourages exploring and testing new strategies.


A Hat in Time analysis

Each hat gives the heroine special abilities without which it will be impossible to overcome some missions.

In addition, since the heroine has to her credit several hats with special powers, you can always retrace your steps to discover new challenges. What is amazing! Increasing speed, creating explosive potions or using a hook to reach otherwise inaccessible ar


eas are just some of the skills that the protagonist has, who can also gain some special advantages by using a series of badgesthat it will be necessary to buy previously and, more important, to equip with head, because we can not jump to the action with all of them active. Elements that provide depth to an adventure platform that, if something falls in love, is the crazy design of some of their missions. I said it before; Do not be fooled by your initial comp


asses. From jumping and crushing enemies without any reason, you will pass to solve crimes in a series of missions where stealth will be important or, to escape in a hurry of great dangers with a tone that borders on the epic.


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Know how to surprise yourself with elaborate tests or exciting boss fights

And it’s not that this happens sporadically. A Hat in Time knows how to surprise you with more elaborate tests or exciting combats against bosses, which in one way or another will make you vibrate with pure emotion. In this sense it surprises how the development team adapts all these tests to the thematic of the scenarios through which we move, making the game experience, i

f possible, more varied and fun than it already is. To these good sensations also contributes the great soundtrack that accompanies
the action with an exquisite taste. They are catchy, varied themes that perfectly match the different locations in which the adventure takes place. In addition, in the line of Rare classics, music is changing, always adapting to what we see on the screen.


A Hat in Time

The variety of scenarios is commendable but the best is how the game creates challenges that take advantage of the theme of these worlds.

Too bad that, in general, the Gears for Breakfast video game is not especially difficult. Any amateur with some experience in the genre wi


ll overcome without many problems most of the challenges posed by an adventure that, also at specific moments, leaves you wanting more. The bases are impeccable but it is not always possible to get the most out of the many game possibilities o


ffered by this platforming adventure so typical of the times of Nintendo 64. The good news is that A Hat in Time, in one way or another, It encourages you to explore your game worlds with an unusual passion, thanks also to the large number of extra items and hidden tre


asures that you can find during this crazy trip that also has a good plot base. It’s not that the storythat is narrated – in perfect English – is original or anything like that, but if I liked something, it is how the missions are created creating situations as crazy as they are intelligent, also thanks to the presence of a good cast of secondary characters .


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The bases are impeccable but you do not always get the most out of it

There are many reasons to be happy with A Hat in Time and although, in the end, it does not reach the levels of mastery of the great referents of the genre, the work of Gears for Breakfast is worthy of praise. They have created a fun adventure, with a variety of m

issions, crazy action sequences and a great control system that perfectly responds to the demands of a title of these characteristics. In addition, on PC, tools are available to create our own content so the useful life of this adventure, which can be completed around 10 hours, promises to be quite high. How to resist a game like that!