Chilling back at the 90’s
Fans of the Mario Galaxy series will find some visual similarities, and I’d agree, it’s very similar to the plumber’s intergalactic adventures, but the simpler visuals and cell-shaded art style make it all the more visually stunning. The fact that R, the game’s protagonist, is an adorable-looking girl, only adds to the game’s presentation. We do warn you of a few pop-in objects here or there, although they never happen too close, so they won’t affect your gameplay.
To not spoil much of the story, we’ll just say that it’s very simple, as it tends to be with these kind of games, it’s charming enough to recommend if you’re looking to give this game to a child as a gift. We’ll let the rest of the presentation to the trailer bellow:
Another topic of consideration is the camera, we include it as part of the gameplay as we have a little note for those considering to get this game. Deactivate the auto-camera, you’re better off having full control of it, and paired with the ability to press ZL to position the camera behind you, Zelda style, we’d say that while clunky, the camera in Freeze ME is functional.
Now, let’s talk about the titular feature, freezing objects. You take out a camera and if you take a picture of an enemy or certain objects, they’ll freeze in place. It’s actually a nice little gimmick to use, but oddly enough, it’s terribly used at the beginning of the game, but the way the game includes it later on is vastly improved.
This is a feature that feels a little odd to do with the analog stick, but if you use the Wii remote cursor or the Gamepad’s touchscreen, it simplifies the whole process, and feels more like an extension of your character’s abilities.
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This is a review of the Wii U version of the game. Also available on Steam.