[PlayStation 5] Back Again Review
Back Again from eastasiasoft and Manning Media is a challenging first-person platformer with a minimalist black, white and red presentation. Check out our Back Again review!
Back Again from eastasiasoft and Manning Media is a challenging first-person platformer with a minimalist black, white and red presentation. The game is full of trial and error segments since you have to learn the movement patterns for some hazards so that you can find the right moment to make a jump towards the next segment. There are going to be some creepy mannequins to find along the way, as someone narrates in the background during specific segments in the game. As long as you manage to activate the next checkpoint, you’ll get to respawn there when you miss a jump and fall to your death.
As you progress through the game, some changes to the platforming will be introduced. You’ll run into red moving blocks that will kill you if touched, sending you back to the last checkpoint you activated. Platforms that previously had glass in the middle will start to pop up hollow. You’ll gain superspeed for one section, which will force you to readjust your approach. The same goes for the segment right after you reach the halfway point when you are able to jump extremely high with a floatier jump. Since this one is played from a first-person perspective, you’ll control your character with the left analog stick as you look around with the right one. You’ll jump with the X or Circle buttons.
Since the game is Cross-Buy, you can get this budget release and obtain both the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 5 versions of the game at no extra cost, and each one will have its own trophy list. The list includes 2 Silver trophies and 11 Gold trophies, and the good news is that none of them are missable! You’ll get most of the trophies by playing the game from start to finish. Then there’s one trophy that you might not get during your first run if you don’t die 100 times trying to get to the end, but if you don’t get that one, it will only take a few minutes for you to load up the game and drop to your death over and over again. To help you complete this one as fast as possible, you can check this Back Again Trophy Guide.
Back Again is a challenging but short first-person platformer that will have you navigating through sections with hazards that move with specific timing and pattern, forcing you to learn more about them, or else you’ll end up repeating the same section over and over again. The game does have some quirks since your character can land from a jump and just slip away from a platform if it lands too close to the edge or if you turn the camera, and that makes the game think you’ve stepped off the platform when all you did was change your view. At least you’re probably going to complete this one in an hour. Back Again is available at a low price of only $2.99, and since it’s a Cross-Buy title, you’ll get both the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 5 versions at no extra cost.
This Back Again review is based on a PlayStation 5 copy provided by eastasiasoft.