[PlayStation 4] Paradox Error Review
Paradox Error from eastasiasoft and Nerd Games is a weird glitch platformer on PlayStation 4. Learn more in our Paradox Error review!
In Paradox Error from eastasiasoft and Nerd Games is a weird glitch platformer on PlayStation 4. The premise is a simple one: help your character get from point A to point B, as it tries to escape from all the glitches happening around him. Unfortunately, along with the minimalist, mostly black and white presentation, comes a series of glitches that will get in your way. Menu items might turn into platforms, some areas might change color and distort as you try to stick the landing after a jump, or a deadly virus-like entity might be chasing after you, like the sun on Super Mario Bros. 3.
The controls are simple since you’ll be running with the left analog stick or the D-Pad, jumping with the X button. The right analog stick can be used to control a cursor on the screen, which might come into play every now and then. As you try to adjust to a changing set of rules, levels with a considerable difficulty bump after the second one, a change in perspective that can have you running upside down, and more, this is the type of game that will test your skills in full.
There’s a full trophy list for you to work on while playing Paradox Error, and the good news is that you don’t need to finish the game to add one new Platinum trophy to your collection. The bad news is that a couple of the levels you do have to complete can certainly be a bit tricky, and if you die, you’re sent back to the start of the level since there won’t be any checkpoints for you to take advantage of. All trophies can be obtained by playing through the game’s first three levels, as long as you know what you’re doing. One of them is technically missable since it needs to be completed in level 3, and once you beat the level, you can’t go back.
Paradox Error is a simple but challenging 2D platformer with a minimalist look, a 4:3 presentation, and an intentionally glitchy nature. This means that it’s a game that won’t be to everyone’s liking, given its high difficulty jump right after the second level. Paradox Error is out on PlayStation 4 with a $4.99 asking price.
This Paradox Error review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by eastasiasoft.