Reviews for Flash back

76

A hot and cold remake from the past

kapamaru91 | Oct. 24, 2013 | See all kapamaru91's reviews »

First of all, although the tracks are more or less the same, giving the impression that he has given more weight to the action than on puzzles , but without raising the difficulty level (the opposite , I would say) . Perhaps this is also due to the fact that targeting is now 360 ° or you gain XP and levels climb to refine some skills ( although in practice not so much difference as you'd expect) . Also, the map shows you anytime whither should head while doing your life easier, but also removes the element of exploration saw the 1992 edition .

81

Very good to be a Remaster

kalil | Oct. 6, 2013 | See all kalil's reviews »

When I installed it I liked a lot. It is quite playable, has good graphics and the music is pretty accurate. The gameplay may vary because it has 3 modes of difficulty. I'm playing on Normal and it's pretty simple. But I'm starting record may later become complicated. Otherwise the game is about right for the times. I like the graphics is very well done indeed. With powerful equipment you can put everything in one bolón Alto and enjoy.

92

A Legend returns

Dean_Demon | Oct. 2, 2013 | See all Dean_Demon's reviews »

Flashback is a Legendary title from 1992 on the AMIGA and ported to many systems from 1993 onwards, this version is not a remake or reboot but more like an update of the original game where the design remains intact so if you remember that version of the game then you will recognise this update instantly which is a nice way to go with it.

Flashback combines several styles of gameplay into a single game but is mainly an adventure game with strategy, action and stealth within it and all based around a platform genre. Level design is the same but with improved visuals, voice overs and the animation which was a selling point in the original game and just as grand here too and then then the much improved cutscenes all adds to the atmosphere creating a more complete version.

After the intro you are into the game proper and your quest begins, it's basically your worst nightmare and discover that you have no memory so you have no idea where you are or what you are doing there so it's your job to find out,throughout your quest you will meet many people and some nasties as well which you will have to deal with in several ways, either avoid, kill or use as you will soon discover and there are traps and puzzles to avoid and solve as well to help you on your way.

Some of these puzzles may not appear obvious at the time so you will have to think laterally, the biggest improvement in the game is the control system and the sound fx, control by use of a gamepad is totally smooth and responsive and are no longer restricted by 4 way directional control which you were in the original and there is also keyboard as well but do be prepared for some frustration for keyboard as there are quite a few key presses to remember but the sound has been improved so much and of great quality and the updated graphics really does add to the experience.

If you loved the original as much as me then you will instantly love and recognise this version too, this is how an update should be done bringing it up to date for the modern era while keeping faithful to what made it great in the first place, the game runs great with no technical issue's or performance problems and also was patched on day one so an all round excellent experience and the original game is included in this release if you feel like seeing what this version compares too as well, this game did bring back the WOW factor of it's original release and happily rate it an engaging 92%.

60

This Flashback did not give any flashback of the original

lok0812 | Oct. 1, 2013 | See all lok0812's reviews »

This game is a remake of the original Flashback in the 90s. While the new and improved visual is a welcoming addition to the great and awesome original game but that alone couldn't save the game from being just another generic platformer. The game itself is very plain in terms of combat and the background. Although the storyline is great but that is it because it is only a remake of the original, it will not "wow" you another time as you have already experienced it before assuming you played the original release, if not, then this is just an generic platformer.