Gaming · Reviews

Planet RIX-13 (PC, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox One, Switch) Review

Planet RIX-13 is a gorgeous looking point-and-click adventure game where you play as a pilot who crash lands on a strange, apparently deserted planet. Your goal is to gather resources and ultimately find your way off this world. Except as you explore, you discover there may be more on this alien planet than you originally assumed…

As mentioned above, the pixel art is stunning and suits the atmosphere of the world. I felt nostalgic for games from my past, and it was just a joy to ogle the graphics. The story is fascinating, albeit spare and hidden in emails and documents. The sound design is also well-executed, with the noises conveying the environments you’re in and what is going on around you.

The game play itself, though, isn’t very interesting. The entire game lasts about 30-45 minutes, and is completely comprised of you backtracking to different locations to retrieve items to fix another object at a location you’ve already seen dozens of times. There are a couple of puzzle segments that are refreshing (albeit not challenging)  changes of pace, but the majority of Planet RIX-13 just feels like one long fetch quest that seems like a chore to play. I wanted to love this game, but just couldn’t.

VERDICT: 3/10

PROS:

  • Gorgeous art design
  • Good sound design
  • Interesting story

CONS:

  • Repetitive game play
  • Not challenging at all
  • Extremely short
  • No replay value

*Planet RIX-13 is available to purchase on Steam for $2.99 and will be available to buy on Xbox, Switch, PS4, and PS Vita for $4.99 on January 16, 2019.

** Code provided for review by 9 Eyes Game Studio and Sometimes You

*** All images belong to 9 Eyes Game Studio and Sometimes You

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