RedStory is based on a children’s story but is hardly meant for just kids. It is a gorgeous game about a little girl who stepped into the woods to get to her grandmother’s house and the adventures she came across on the way. This particular girl is much more resourceful than the original Little Red Riding Hood and has magnets, parachutes and other gadgets in her basket (apart from cake and ginger ale for her grandma).
The art is simply mesmerizing, with high quality cut-scenes and beautiful, visually dense levels. The game bears a strong resemblance to the Rayman Run series and even the sprites that you’re supposed to collect look almost the same. Even then, this game is worth playing because of how well it has been made. It is quite resource-heavy, though, and will most certainly lag on older devices.
The soundtrack is suitably whimsical and the game is constantly punctuated by childish gasps of wonder and disappointment, depending on how well you play it. The shadow of the wolf lurks close behind and you are never too far from danger on your leisurely stroll through the deep woods. There are many traps on the way, including giant flails and circular saws.
One fault with this game is how unresponsive the controls can be at times. You will keep trying to dodge an obstacle from several seconds before you approach it only to stare in horror when your touch does not register and little Red plunges headfirst into it. Ads also pop up with an annoying frequency, with the first ad making an appearance just when you have completed the first level.
RedStory is a good game which has the potential to be great if only a few minor issues are worked out. There aren’t many levels either so if this was a paid game, it would definitely not have been worth the money. However, for a free game, there is a lot worse you can do. Besides, the heroine is incredibly cute, as are the woodland creatures which keep a watch on her from behind bushes and sometimes even from the foreground.
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Anusha "Trillian" Sinha
Anusha Sinha was a harmless little Clefairy before she read Crime and Punishment. Now she thinks she is some sort of extraterrestrial ninja. She is an expert in the arts of mosquito-racquet wielding, being a silent grammar Nazi and karate. She spends her time contemplating the greatness of Miniatur Wunderland and the transient nature of human life, in equal measure.