Video Game Challenge For April: Game Number Nine Revealed

We’re about half-way into the year and my video game challenges are proving to be on schedule and yielding successful completion rates so far. I’m aware this can change at any given moment, but I’m really proud of myself for having less failed to complete challenges right now. I’m hoping this will continue until the end of the year. Speaking of challenges, it’s time for a certain video game to have its moment this month.


Last month, when I was choosing a game to play for my challenge, I found myself having to choose between two games. Now that I’ve managed to finish my chosen game for that month, this leaves me free to finally devote my time to the open world and platformer style game Sunset Overdrive for April.

Sunset Overdrive takes place in the fictional Sunset City in the year 2027. Your character is a former FizzCo employee, who is one of the remaining survivors of a post-apocalyptic world after a launch party FizzCo throws to celebrate the release of energy drink Overcharge Delirium XT goes terribly wrong. Anyone who drinks Overcharge has a nasty side effect of turning the city’s citizens into mutated monsters known as Overcharge Drinkers. It’s your mission to fight your way out of Sunset City.

Wackiness and a cast of colorful characters await in this strange but highly fun game. Sunset Overdrive also manages to approach the platformer genre in a new and refreshing way. Zip-lines, acrobatics, and parkour abilities are just some of the ways this game doesn’t make it your typical jump and land onto a high platform in the style of Mario games. You’re encouraged to be creative and stylish in how you approach killing the mutated, zombie type former citizens of Sunset City. Believe me, you’ll want to test out every ability your character acquires over the course of the game.

I’ve mentioned in past posts how I’m rather weak at playing platformer style games, and playing what I’ve played so far of the game has been quite the challenge I expected it to be. Nothing about this game is boring, but it does test your patience and determination to get past certain mission hurdles. At least it does for me. What will make this challenge interesting to take on is seeing how far I can get through the game without wanting to rage quit or just getting plain stuck and being unable to progress any further.

Will I make it to the end of the game on my platformer challenged skills? We’ll all have to see what happens. Wish me luck and check back at the end of the month for my progress report.

6 thoughts on “Video Game Challenge For April: Game Number Nine Revealed

  1. Definitely agree about the challenge this game hands over at first. I found that the more you played, the better you become at understanding how the game wants you to play. After an hour or two, I was zipping around the city and quite comfortable with the controls.

    Overall, loved the game. Good luck this month!

    1. Thanks! I also agree that it’s a matter of getting used to the mechanics of the game. I have done pretty well so far, but what won’t change is my terrible knack at timing my jumps for certain mission objectives. It takes me a good amount of time to deal with one section of a mission before completing it and then moving on. Either way, I’m having fun with this game. I definitely like bouncing off of stuff!

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