Sigi is 2D platformer that does it’s best to take inspiration from the likes of Mario and Ghost and Goblins. From a design standpoint to the ripoff of the art, it’s obvious to tell what the end goal was. As someone who is a sucker for platformers, it’s hard to screw them up for me. If the controls and gameplay are tight and polished, I’ll generally enjoy my time with it regardless of how good or not it is from there. Sigi manages to achieve this at a basic level, but it fails at most everything else.

Positives

+ Sigi deserves credit for replayability, even if it also deserves criticism for how short it is. I played through a handful of times to get the full experience and see if I was missing anything. I even enjoyed my playthrough going for the “Beat in under 30 minutes” achievement.

+ The controls are tight, and the game feels polished for what little amount of it there is. The most important part of any platformer is making sure the controls don’t get in the way of precision, and that is accomplished here.

Negatives

Even if the replayability is there, this game won’t take anyone more than an hour. My first run was just over 30 minutes while getting 100% on everything. That’s unacceptable by almost any standard, even if the price is low.

The low-brow humor is both pointless and unnecessary. It serves no purpose other than to make itself negatively stand out with its stupid subtitle. This type of humor isn’t for everybody, but I’d argue it’s for absolutely nobody in this case.

Conclusion

Sigi has the right tools to be a decent platformer, but it’s over before you ever get a chance to make up your mind about it. The 20 total levels and sub-30 minute playtime does lend itself to some interesting speed run moments, but the game isn’t good enough that you’ll actually want to try. It’s shallow and not funny. If you want some easy gamerscore and something to take up an hour, there is far worse. That isn’t meant to be a compliment, and even $5 is steep for this title.

Score – 5/10

 

*Reviewer spent 1-2 hours completing the games multiple times, and completed all of the achievements.

Achievements/Trophies - There's 17 in total (+1 on PS4). 
16 of them will come just by playing through the game and finding all of the caves/letters. The final one is for beating the game in under 30 minutes which should be very easy on a second playthrough.
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Written by Shawn Ryan

I've been gaming for almost 30 years, with a vast array of knowledge (and Gamerscore) under my belt. I play everything, and tend to find the good even in bad games. There will never be a game better than The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.

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