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New Hamumu Game! But Beware!01:22 AM -- Sat October 6, 2012

A new Hamumu game has just been released! It's Nikki Neigh And Tricky Trey, and to be honest I don't remember if I've publicly shared anything about it before, so excuse potential rehash.


So this is a game starring my niece and nephew (you can take a wild guess as to their names), and here's the BEWARE part... apparently this game is awful. Now, I say that while noting that I like the game. It's not my best one, but it's a dual-character puzzle platformer, which is fun enough, but it also has two very different combat systems for the two characters, one of which is some really cool kung fu stuff (you can throw robots at other robots!). That seems like a winner to me, especially when you factor in nifty bosses that require various tricks from the two characters, and lots of levels, and an item shop, and achievements, but according to the comments and votes it's received on the Armor Games site, people despise this game*.

They hate it passionately. Mia's Happy Day doesn't even come close to this. I am baffled, but I do honestly bow to the wisdom of the crowd. I'm clearly the one missing something here, not them. Unfortunately, they don't offer constructive criticism (luckily no requests for my self-immolation yet either), so I don't know what exactly is so bad. I hope it's just the kiddie nature of the game, and the pastelly colors (I do think it has a weird and off-putting visual aesthetic, or possibly lack of aesthetic), but clearly something about this is unacceptable to most people (actually, to all people, out of the current sample). It is not aimed at old folks, it's meant for kids, but then I don't know the ages of the Armor Games commenters, maybe 6-year-olds are hating on it too.

So I hope you like it, and I swear to you I really do like it myself. Let me know what you think, and feel free to not like it. You're in good company. I won't be updating the game, Armor paid for it as is, and it's delivered and done, but I do hope I someday understand exactly what triggered such an intense fury for future reference. And hey, if you do like it, or just not hate it, feel free to rate it up or make a nice comment on it. I wouldn't mind!

* That's not a legitimate place to break the paragraph, but it was just too long. Deal with it.
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