May 24, 2016 10:09 AM | Thomas Faust
Little Canny is getting a bit rusty around the joints, so he's having his battery changed. Next thing he knows, his city is a bleak, desolate place, his robot buddies are all lifeless rust buckets, and he's the only robot left. This is how Flazm's cute platformer Scrap Garden begins. Of course, Canny needs to explore the robot world in order to find out what caused all of this and restore life to his city
Inspired by several famous console platforming franchises from days gone by, the game has you collecting diamonds and other whatsits, bop things on the head, and solve some easy puzzles on the way. It might lack the masterful execution of the games it tries to emulate, but Scrap Garden is still a neat and charming platformer. Granted, it feels a little rough around the edges and the voiced cutscenes would have greatly benefited from a livelier performance as well as some tighter writing. However, if some light platforming is what you're after, then look no further. Scrap Garden is just like its protagonist: it may look a little dented, but its heart is definitely in the right place.