A PC evaluate copy of SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake was offered to IGN India by THQ Nordic.
SpongeBob SquarePants: Cosmic Concussion is the most recent platform recreation from recreation developer Purple Lamp Studios and writer THQ Nordic. I grew up watching the Nickelodeon animated collection and was excited to dive into the sport to discover its acquainted world and characters like SpongeBob and Patrick. After spending just a few hours on the sport, I can say that it gives a blended expertise with some fulfilling moments in addition to some irritating facets.
One factor I really like about SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake is its faithfulness to the supply materials. All of the beloved characters within the present function basic SpongeBob humor and well-written dialogue from begin to end. The sport additionally comes with dubbed dubs and texts translated into many languages, together with Hindi. This made me return to my childhood after I watched SpongeBob dubbed in Hindi. Taking part in the sport in Hindi was attention-grabbing and one thing I needed to see extra of in video video games.
Nevertheless, the sport additionally has its flaws, as some ranges are long-winded and contain repetitive missions. Moreover, some platform mechanics may be irritating at instances. Take a look at our full evaluate for SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake under.
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake – An underwater journey
After all, since it is a recreation that includes SpongeBob, we journey underwater to Bikini City, the place everybody from the animated collection lives. It’s value noting that the sport just isn’t restricted to this location. The sport takes you thru a number of “Want Worlds” the place you assist SpongeBob and Patrick rescue their misplaced mates from Bikini Backside and associated worlds.
Issues received this dire as a result of SpongeBob and Patrick unintentionally induced mayhem in Bikini City utilizing the magic foaming cleaning soap given to them by Madame Kassandra. Now, it is as much as them to avoid wasting the world whereas Kassandra helps them as they journey to totally different worlds. They should save their mates and repair Bikini Backside little by little in every world. Nevertheless, it quickly turns into clear that Kassandra has plans of her personal, which brings them into battle with King Neptune.
One factor I really like about SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake is its faithfulness to the supply materials.
All ranges in SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake are distinctive and supply a pleasant view and gameplay change. Relating to combating and touring, you’ve got a number of strikes like Spin Assault, Glide, Karate Kick and Fishhook Swing. The sport introduces these strikes one after the other as gamers progress by means of the sport. These new strikes and expertise as you progress by means of the sport enhance your playstyle. Combating enemies could be a bit dangerous, however general fairly simple with some difficult moments.
Nevertheless, I discovered a number of the platform mechanics a little bit irritating at instances. Generally it was troublesome to purpose the Karate Kick with the keyboard. Nevertheless, the degrees get tougher as you progress by means of the sport. This enhance in problem is an effective factor, as I count on the sport to be a very informal expertise. As an alternative, I used to be pleasantly shocked to search out the difficult side of the sport.
Whereas SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake was completely fascinating, it received a little bit boring after some time.
There are additionally quite a lot of issues to gather all through the sport, similar to cosmic jelly, golden doubloons, golden underwear, golden spatulas, Plankton’s pet Level, and different collectibles. Nevertheless, I selected to play the sport straight as I’m not a lot of a complement. The sport additionally consists of a number of costumes for SpongeBob based mostly on a number of the present’s most iconic episodes.
Boring Bikini Bottoms in SpongeBob SquarePants: Cosmic Concussion
Whereas SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake was completely fascinating, it received a little bit boring after some time. The gameplay itself would not change a lot, and whereas every of the seven worlds has its personal distinctive design and challenges, they observe an identical sample. This made me lose curiosity generally, though I really like 3D platform video games.
The sport can also be beginning to get lengthy, which isn’t a very good signal for me. I am not saying that it is a downside in itself as a result of there may be a variety of content material that may maintain you busy for hours. Nevertheless, the repetitive nature of the sport made SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake really feel prefer it was taking too lengthy. It will be good if there was extra selection to maintain the whole lot recent all through your complete recreation.
The voiceover attracts you in
What I discovered extraordinary in SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake was the voice performing. It feels genuine for the TV present. I performed the sport in each English and Hindi, and the voice actors in each languages knocked the sport out of the park. The writing is nice too, the basic foolish SpongeBob humor makes me giggle. The dialogues are additionally nicely written and really feel like one thing the characters would say in an episode.
The inclusion of Hindi and different languages not just for in-game textual content (UI and subtitles) but in addition for voiceovers is nice for followers of the present. The Hindi voice actors have finished an exceptionally good job of conveying the humor and power of the characters. Though the unique personalities of some minor characters have been misplaced in translation. And there have been moments when the translations have been a bit missing. However nothing main detracts followers and gamers from the story.
SpongeBob SquarePants: Cosmic Shake – Is it definitely worth the value?
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake is accessible on Steam for Rs. 1,600 at launch. It is a truthful asking value for the quantity of content material the sport has to supply, particularly for individuals who love platform video games and SpongeBob followers. A fancy dress pack can also be accessible for Rs. 480, however that is purely beauty and would not add something to the precise gaming expertise.
If you’re somebody who cares about cosmetics and can pay to entry these costumes, then Rs. 480 is probably not an excessive amount of of a query. This is the whole lot this SpongeBob costume pack has to supply:
- RoboBob Metal Pants
- Bob the Mermaid Man
- Purple Sponge
- Primitive Sponge
- Dry Sponge
- Reverse the Day Bob
- Group Fanatic
If you’re somebody who cares about cosmetics and can pay to entry these costumes, then Rs. 480 is probably not an excessive amount of of a query.