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I Must Run! Review

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Developer: Gamelion Studios Publisher: Gamelion Studios
Release Date: December 14, 2010 Available On: PSP and PS3

I Must Run! is an adventurous game. You play as an escaped convict that runs from pursuing law enforcement. Prison breaks are pretty uncommon enough for a video game, so the premise itself is interesting enough. The gameplay just does not manage to hold up, even though this is only a $3.99 download.

There’s no need to use the analog stick or control pad in this game. The character in I Must Run! is constantly on the move without your assistance. All you have to do is help him jump gaps, slide under hanging objects and punch when it is necessary. We’ve seen this running-on-rooftops type game before, although admittedly it is a relatively unique idea since it is so sparsely used.

The main problem that I have with the game is that there are no checkpoints or saves. You literally have to run and get everything right or else you will stare down the main menu again. It gets more than frustrating to have to replay the same level over and over. Some people might appreciate the old-school appeal, but I’m not one of those people. Not even having the option is baffling.

If you like simple games and live on a short budget, I Must Run! might be a decent investment. The idea behind the game is decent enough if you can get past its annoying lack of checkpoints. Before you even plunk down the cash, though, keep in mind that there is an Android version that is $2 cheaper.

Graphics: 7
Sound: 7
Gameplay: 6
Creativity: 8
Replay Value/Game Length: 4
Final: 6 out of 10
Written by Kyle Bell Write a User Review