GamingReview: Cyjin: The Cyborg Ninja

Review: Cyjin: The Cyborg Ninja

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Cyjin is a fast paced addictive platformer developed by Aiya Games. When I see another platformer come out I usually approach with some skepticism. For one, these normally aren’t my type of game. Plus, there’s a whole host of platformers with clunky controls and tedious gameplay, especially on PC. So I found myself pleasantly surprised playing through the fast paced stages in Cyjin. 

In a game such as this, controls are all important, and thankfully, Cyjin has excellent mouse and keyboard controls. Most of it is controlled with the mouse, aiming, then jumping with a left click. You can blast through projectiles with the shield using right click. It didn’t take too long to get the hang of it, and once I did, it was easy enough to make precise movements. This is doubly important as dashing through enemies is your primary way to attack. It gradually introduces other mechanics as you play through the game. 

It’s a classic example of a game that is easy to pick up and put down. It has fast paced platformer and puzzle based addictive gameplay. Blasting through a level, trying to go as fast as possible is a fantastic experience

There is a storyline, but it’s nothing really worth mentioning, a game like this is all about the gameplay, the story is there to give the stages more thematic flair. The music and level design all come together to form a cohesive product that feels like a complete, albeit short, experience. 

This isn’t a game that will eat up hours of your time. It’s not something to immerse yourself in for days. However, if you’re looking for some fast paced platforming, which is easy to play for a short while then put down again, you can’t go wrong with Cyjin. Thus despite the game being relatively small in scope, what it does do, it manages to do well. There isn’t too much to say about this game, it does exactly what it says on the tin, ultimately if you’re into platformers, it may be worth picking this one up.

SUMMARY

+Addictive Gameplay
+Well designed mechanics
+Immersive music and level design
Reviewed on PC
Conor Spring
Conor is an avid gamer, with a love for all genres. Recently he has been heavily into strategy games and replaying some old RPGs like Dark Souls 3. Mainly a PC player, but has an Xbox back home in New Zealand

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