Monday, May 1, 2023

Cloud Monday - Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom - Part 2 - A Better Hour But Not Perfect

Today's Cloud Monday is part 2 of playing the PS4 game Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom on the PlayStation Plus Streaming Service.

Part 1,, wasn't too bad. there were some minor issues but nothing that affected gameplay. mostly, because of the graphical style and fidelity of the game, it was just distracting. 

In this video, what issues there were were few and far between. there were a couple of times where i could see some macroblocking. another time i saw some stream tearing. and whilst these were distracting, as they happened far less than in part 1 part 2 felt like a better overall gaming experience. 

But, there was something about the controls that just felt off. it could be that due to age, wear and tear, and use my controller is developing an issue. or it could be due to streaming the game from PlayStation Plus Premium there's some lag between what i press on the controller to what happens in the game. or it's just the game. i speculated a couple of times in the video, but one of better ideas was that in this game the ledges are slippery. so the closer you are to the edge, the more likely you are to slide off or have added momentum. coupled with potential lag, it could help explain why i found it more difficult doing the platforming in this part than part 1.