If Kickstarter has taught us anything, it’s to never trust a game based on the former glories of its developers. That being said, Kickstarter has also taught us that sometimes we should just be grateful the game even comes out at all.
Energy Hook, funded back in 2013, saw a few setbacks, but as of last week has finally seen the light of day on Steam and the Playstation Network. Selling itself solely on its swinging mechanics, the man behind the project, technical director on Spider Man 2 and swinging aficionado Jamie Fristrom, has gone far and beyond the call of duty to make clear that when it comes to flinging from a rope in video games, he has it down to a science.
Whether that translates to a good game or not is a matter of opinion, and frankly there’s not a lot of room to argue that opinion on this one, but don’t let that stop you from at least giving the game a chance. For $15 dollars on PSN, and apparently $18 on Steam, you could definitely do worse, so don’t be afraid to give this one a look.