THE REVIEW: RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE (PC).
LEAP Game Studios developed and published this 2D Rogue-Like Beat them Up. The legends and myths of Peru inspire it. As they search for Tunche, join a colorful cast of characters to save the rainforests. You can play alone or with your friends to unlock new abilities, upgrades, as well as cool lore tidbits that you can review and research between battles.
I went to a preview of Tunche earlier in the year. I was impressed and eagerly awaited its final release. It was worth the wait, I must say. It has been a fantastic game. It is one of my favorite games this year. It has its flaws, but overall I’m incredibly impressed with it.
STORY – WELCOME to THE JUNGLE
It can be described as a written game. It offers a compelling script that is often intriguing and captivating. It has a central mystery that unfolds steadily, keeping you interested and enriching each playthrough. There are a few jokes and gags that are funny, but not the best gags. Our story is told mainly through brief interactions with side characters and comic book sequences that can be found on our journey into the jungle.
Each playable character has a storyline that will unfold as they move deeper into the jungle. Every world has a ‘comic’ that you can find in it during playthroughs. These comics are short and provide a glimpse into the characters’ motivations, Tunche, and other details. These comics are a good balance of text and artwork from a mechanical perspective. The text was never too dense to be challenging to read.
Tunche is my favorite Christmas movie.
It’s difficult to say how well it adapts to the legends and myths of Peru. It feels authentic and well-informed. Even if some creative liberties were taken, it felt like the work was done respectfully. Although I don’t know the source material, it is easy enough to understand.
I’m still shocked by how much it is optional. You have the option to choose what reward you want after completing an area. These options may include items for your quest, but they can also offer the chance to access more story sections. You can also choose to skip certain story sections if necessary.
It’s time to flashback!
It’s a unique way to tell its story. People who desire more can get it. People who don’t want it can get it. It’s simple and effective. It is easy to forget that rooms are randomly created, and you could go a long time without ever finding any story sections. You won’t know the backstory of any character you don’t play. While you might see them in someone’s story, you won’t know much about them until you play them. This can be a bit tedious for reasons that I’ll explain in the Gameplay section.
As I said, this allows Tunche to feel minimally intrusive to gameplay. This allows you to play without worrying about having to re-watch a story section multiple times per hour. You might not see new story sections for hours, but that’s not the worst thing. It is worth reading the story if you get the chance. It was just too hard to find it.