Ethan: Meteor Hunter
"And yet we’re entering the pre-dinner snack period of 2013 and I’m still getting surprised. Ethan: Meteor Hunter is one such pleasantry. It’s not so much that the time-stopping and telekinesis powers on show are wholly new, but their unusual interactions are refreshing." - RockPaperShotgun.com
"I haven't spent enough time with the eponymouse (sorry) star of Ethan: Meteor Hunter to assess his character, but the game he's in seems to be a bit of a git. A brutal platformer riddled with inventive puzzles, French outfit Seaven Studio's debut puts up a proper challenge that Ian Higton submitted himself to recently" - Eurogamer.net
Ethan: Meteor Hunter mixes puzzles and platformers core action mechanics to a new level with an innovative, telekinetic mechanic: Ethan can pause time and move objects around in order to solve puzzles and get though levels with dynamic use of physics giving multiple gameplay and solving possibilities!
In Ethan: Meteor Hunter, players assume the role of Ethan, an adventurous rodent, searching for the meteor fragments through more than 50 levels in 3 worlds.
The game is easy to play but hard to master: we’ve made the game thinking of gamers who just want to have a nice 20 minutes play after day-work and of the hardcore ones of you who want to get all of the fragments, extra hard challenges and secret bonuses… Speedrunners should also be very pleased!
A rat size adventure: players have the opportunity to be Ethan and interact with his rodent-sized world which was turned upside down by a meteor rain.
Telekinetic gameplay: Ethan: Meteor Hunter will incorporate advanced telekinetic feature which allows players to move blocks in the environment to create a path and clear his way through more than 50 levels in 3 worlds. The telekinetic mechanic also pauses time and changes the way the game is played to create advantageous situations for Ethan, or get him out of a tight spot.
Diverse array of objects: the player has access to a wide array of objects including wooden blocks (that burn when they reach fire), metal blocks (which is conductive), air vents (which makes Ethan hover), and even revealing blocks (that will help Ethan to see hidden platforms).
Non linear gameplay: Ethan: Meteor Hunter is full of challenges and the time-attack, fragment collection or minimum number of pause goals is set in each level to make them unique and playable as much as you want to get the perfect run!
Anyone can play it: from the casual player that just want to have a nice 20 minutes play after day- work to the most hardcore ones who aim at getting all the fragments, the best time, get 100% of the achievements or find all the secret bonuses.
Great puzzle platformerlok0812 | Oct. 24, 2013 | See all lok0812's reviews »
This is another one of those puzzle platformer similar to Braid with the toughness and frustration close to Super Meat Boy which it is perfectly normal considering both of these games are great in their own. In the game there are collectibles and a gauge for 100% for collecting all the meteor fragments, a perfect counter for completionists. The great things about Ethan is that you can respawn immediately after a death to to poor platforming as well as super challenging bosses. Downside of the game being a platformer, nothing innovative here, the stages can get repetitive and bland really quick. Overall, an acceptable platforming game.
Great family funrjb789 | Oct. 23, 2013 | See all rjb789's reviews »
I purchased this particular game for my little sister who is of the age of eight. She absolutely adores it. I could not pull her off of it for so long (I lost track of time). Everything about this game screams "great family fun", from the beautiful and cartoonish graphics to the amazing sound design and challenging but rewarding and fun puzzles. Everything in this game shines in its own original way and each element far surpasses many games in its genre on other platforms and from other developers. The objects can really mix up the game play and make the game so much more interesting. If you like family games this is a must.
GoodJamo | Oct. 23, 2013 | See all Jamo's reviews »
Ethan: Meteor Hunter is not a bad game, and I can't say that I played at it poorly. However, due to suffering from deficiencies that could be improved. Same idea for a combination of classic platforming with puzzle game deserves great praise, the mechanics also nothing criticisms, however, which would set sail into a beautiful journey to adventure.