I haven’t really enjoyed many platformers in recent years. However, that doesn’t mean I won’t play them. They just need to have something unique or special to get me to look at it. Prisma & the Masquerade Menace looks to be one such title. The artwork looks cute and colorful, something that I do look for, but that’s not all I like about it.
Prisma & the Masquerade Menace is a sidescrolling platformer, but there are special abilities our heroine can use that makes it all the more complex and engaging. There are apparently four “dimensions” you can hop through at will to get through to the end of a level. You have your standard “neutral” dimension, but beyond that it gets interesting.
Of the three special abilities, you can jump higher or run faster or just beat the crap out of stuff. And they can even be combined to do unique things like a dash with a high jump. Each dimension you can hop to also brings certain elements to the forefront that you can use to move forward. Honestly, the use of phase shifting is what really has me excited to see where they take Prisma & the Masquerade Menace.
The story of evil masks and saving otherwise benevolent beasts from their curse also has me intrigued. In fact, pretty much everything plotwise for Prisma & the Masquerade Menace has me wanting to know more. And this is rare for a platformer, so I look forward to seeing more about that. In all, I like the idea behind this game and I hope the best for the creators.