After it’s launch on PS4 back in 2015, N++ finally makes it’s grand debut onto the Xbox One.  After keeping Xbox One fans waiting ++ years, it’s their time to get in on the fun.  For people that never played any of the N games in the past, will be welcomed with a brief, funny primer from the main menu explaining to players the premise.  You play as a ninja, and the goal is to escape what seems like a neverending series of deadly traps, with a jump button as your way of dodging, while trying to grab all of the gold you can.

N, which is now on it’s third iteration, is still as challenging as past entries.  It’s a game that’s not going to hold your hand on your neverending journey through the 100+ puzzles built into the game and many new stages with the wonderful level editor.  If you didn’t think the game was hard enough, just check out some of those stages made with the level editor.

N++ is a refinement of past iterations even though the game feels a little on the small side.  There’s not really a motivation for the average player to go chasing after gold that is harder to get scattered throughout the stage.  Instead N++ focuses on the feel players get from the game itself and that is a sort of strange gaming meditation feel of sharpening ones skills.

The pure gameplay of N++ still remains it’s greatest appeal, of the minimalist hard puzzles that gamers have come to love over the years.  N++ remained true to the formula, because let’s be honest, if it’s not broken, then don’t fix it.  I would recommend this game to fans of the series and newcomers alike.

 

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