Game Pass has allowed players to experience a wide array of titles. There are many times I’ve wanted to play a game only to be put off by the price. Fortunately, however, I rarely have this problem anymore! Rain on Your Parade is a cooky experience that I looked at last year free of charge on Game Pass. I now return to explore the Rain on Your Parade DLC.
Developed and published by Unbound Creations, this is a funny adventure title. With razor-sharp humour and a Paper Mario aesthetic, it’ll make you laugh while being easy on the eye. The main game comprises fifty levels, many objectives, an NG+ mode, and a sunny twist. The DLC follows suit in both style, humour, and mischievous quests.
Rain on Your Parade DLC is short but brilliant.
The story revolves around a juvenile rain cloud called Cloudy. He must learn new skills to save the city while stopping Dryspell’s dastardly plans. Whether you are dropping rain or snow, shooting lightning, or creating a tornado, there are always shenanigans to be had. Sadly, The Rain on Your Parade DLC forgets about Dryspell as it has no central story. Instead, it combines an array of events for you to overcome. This was disappointing, as I would have liked to see a twist to the original plot. Subsequently, the extra levels are fun, but they lack direction.
If you ignore the missing story, you experience a brief but brilliant addition to the game. Its mindless action is reminiscent of both the Untitled Goose Game and Donut County and this is a great thing. With silly slapstick humour, nods to much-loved franchises, and more, it’s easy to fall for the immature charms. Though much of the action is stupid, there are puzzling elements and moments of finesse. These challenging layers test your patience and skills while demanding perfection. Therefore, you can rush through every level or painstakingly complete every objective.
Soak all hoomans.
No matter what tasks await you, you are assured it’ll be laced with mischief. At the centre of the madness are the unsuspecting humans, or hoomans to Cloudy. These individuals will be soaked, shocked, frozen, and more as you master each stage. You must combine oil and fire to engulf vast areas, soak floors, fill moon craters, derail a roller-coaster, and so forth. The objectives are usually obvious, however, when they are more subtle, it takes a logical mind to complete them.
Alongside this, you must play golf, grow plants for cash, help a dragon, defeat a wizard and more. Every successful task awards a star and completion of any level unlocks a new cosmetic. Subsequently, it’s addictive and will push you to perfect every stage.
Rain on Your Parade DLC looks great.
I’ve always liked the art style from Paper Mario and Rain on Your Parade DLC is similar. Cloudy is a 2D image moving through an isometric, colourful world. This juxtaposed approach adds depth while focusing on a simple look. Furthermore, its combination of vibrant and pastel colours was easy on the eye. Moreover, the interesting characters and fun stages will keep you focused and interested throughout.
Like the base game, the audio in the DLC is eclectic and crazy. There is an array of hard-hitting and soft, calm songs that beautifully reflect the action on screen. The clever combination of tunes adds energy and emotion and was an excellent decision from the developers. This was rounded off by the loud and OTT sound effects. It matters not if you are spewing rain, crashing lightning, or sucking up rubbish. Every noise is equally wonderful.
Plenty of actions but easy to play.
Cloudy is a surprisingly complex character with plenty of tricks up his, umm, sleeves. He has four main powers that are activated with separate buttons. It could have been a tricky game to master, but fortunately, a fun and thorough tutorial helps to clear things up. Subsequently, this is a title that can be played by gamers of all ages and abilities.
The Rain on Your Parade DLC may be short, but it’s great value for money. Thanks to its variety of stages, interesting characters, and tough achievement list, this will keep you playing for hours. Completionists will need to be patient and calm as you need to be perfect to finish this.
The Rain on Your Parade DLC is stupidly brilliant.
DLC can be hit and miss while adding little to the base game. Fortunately, however, the Rain on Your Parade DLC is different. It captures the crazy essence of the main title while adding some unique moments. It’ll make you chuckle from beginning to end and is tough to put down. I loved it and recommend you to buy it here! Being a cloud is silly, fun, and a little mischievous. Complete every task, soak the hoomans, and collect every star.