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    The Adventure Pals – Xbox One Review

    Love, Giraffes, and Hot Dogs… No, Really.

    The Adventure Pals is a “cartoon-inspired” platforming game.

    It. Is. AWESOME.

    I don’t even know where to begin with this game. I’ll start with the looks. Cartoony, bright, and adorable, The Adventure Pals borrows a lot of it’s aesthetic from games like Castle Crashers and old cartoons like Dexter’s Laboratory. Every human, creature, and hot dog in this game are just bursting with personality. The levels all have the same general look to them, a lot of dirt carefully placed to have the players jump all over with some sort of lush background representative of the world you are in. This, to me, was one of my very few complaints about the game. Each world has levels, and each level doesn’t feel, visually, that different from the one before it. The worlds themselves are great looking, you have everything from a tranquil forest to a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

    Mr. B has been going around kidnapping old people and turning them into hot dogs. Why? As he puts it:

    “Because… REASONS.”

    That’s just some of the crazy humor you’ll find in The Adventure Pals. The game is filled with wonderful characters who have some great dialogue. Along with your trusty pet Giraffe, you will be going from world to world attempting to rescue the old people from becoming hot dogs all while trying to get your grandpa back. One of the best things about this game is the giraffe. As players jump across multiple platforming levels, the giraffe can use his tongue as a helicopter blade to slow your descent. It’s totally silly looking, but awesome.

    The controls in this game are amazing. Which is a MUST for platforming games. The levels are just hard enough that if you make a mistake, you can easily see where it was and correct your movement. It’s nice to see a game provide a nice challenge without needing to resort to Boshy levels of difficulty. These levels are cleverly designed and players will need great timing and precise button presses to get past the later levels.

    In addition to great platforming, there are also RPG elements in the game. Players level up and can select permanent boosts. Coins are collected and spent at shops to fill a backpack with bombs, health potions and more. There’s a basic attack that players can execute but there isn’t really an option to learn new skills. It would have been nice to have the players be able to learn and upgrade melee attacks, but not having that doesn’t take anything away from the game.

    The Adventure Pals also has the option for drop-in/drop-out co-op. So you can get your own adventure pal, cuddle up on the couch and start getting through the game together. I can’t say enough good things about The Adventure Pals. Clearly the team at Massive Monster and Armor Games put in a ton of work creating this title. It’s fun, adorable, great looking, and runs so incredibly smooth on both my Xbox One, and my Xbox One X. If you’re looking for a new platforming game, look no further than The Adventure Pals.

    The Adventure Pals is out now on PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

    The reviewer was given a code for review purposes.

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    Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration Giveaway PS4

    All hail the benevolent JaxFather

    The Mommy Gamers Rise of the Tomb Raider PS4 Giveaway

     

    The JaxFather got one too many copies of Tomb Raider for his birthday and said, “Here, give this away on your site or something.” So we are giving away one unopened copy of Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration for Play Station 4. We will also toss in a couple Mommy Gamers stickers and buttons in the hopes you will tell all your friends how awesome we are. If you’re not sure who the JaxFather is, that’s okay too. You may not have heard of The Mommy Gamers yet or our community…and lets be honest…that’s usually half the point of hosting a giveaway right? Already know who we are? Wonderful, you get a bunch of instant entries into the giveaway.

    New to our site?

    Hi! Super happy you found us, even if it was only to possibly win some free stuff.

    I’m Marcia aka JaXboxChick and the JaxFather I mentioned is my Dad. The JaxFather LOVES Tomb Raider, always has, and he is a big supporter of everything we do. He’s even listened to every single podcast episode we have recorded over the past five years. Our two main podcast host are myself, and Carrie Bland, and we have epic guest host join us for each show. You can listen to our podcast for free on iHeart RadioGoogle Play MusiciTunes and Stitcher

    Entries into this giveaway will introduce you to The Mommy Gamers on all the things. We have a YouTube channel where we post our podcasts, silly Twitch clips, video game reviews and more. You’ll get bonus entries for hitting the subscribe button on YouTube and hopefully you find some content you enjoy!

    I’ve also been showcasing games I love over at Twitch.tv/themommygamers for our Twitch community of more than 4,500 gamers and counting. Twitch followers get an easy entry and Twitch subscribers will always get bonus entries into any of our giveaways.

    OMG Jax you talk too much just let me enter the giveaway

    Okay fine. Now that I am done shamelessly promoting The Mommy Gamers here are the ways to enter this giveaway.

    TheMommyGamers Rise of the Tomb Raider for PS4 Giveaway

    Please note this is a physical copy of Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration on the PS4. So we will mail the prize to you as soon as the winner gives their address. This post also includes an affiliate link. Any purchases you make on Amazon using that link will help us build our website and community even more. Thanks!

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