I wanna be the Sorrow

Creator: azure

Average Rating
7.1 / 10
Average Difficulty
64.8 / 100
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Adventure (5) Needle (4) Trap (4) Gimmick (4) Boss (5)


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6 Reviews:

Sorrow is a zany oldschool adventure game with a number of shorter stages off a hub and a final stage. It focuses on a lot of really wacky gimmicks and mechanics.

For an old game, its production is where you expect it - there's some default tiles and some better stuff but mostly pretty stripped down and simplistic.

The platforming is all over the place. The mechanics can be janky as hell, the obstacles can be a total mess but the variety keeps it interesting and azure does a very good job of stopping a save at a reasonable time before it gets annoying. The trigger stage was probably my favorite and the vstring/pixelogy stage my least favorite.

The bosses are true to his style as well - they're generally kind of unbalanced but compensate for that by being short, making attempts fast and furious. The only one that was frustrating was the final boss a bit, which felt like such a crapshoot as to whether or not you'd ever get to hit it.

Overall, it's dated for sure and is not an amazingly polished game, but its the old school fangame that I appreciate for its variety and creativity, even if the production and balance is a bit wacky.

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Tagged as: Adventure Trap Gimmick Boss
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Rating: 7.3 73       Difficulty: 64 64
Dec 18, 2019
(Mostly) Had a lot of fun with this game.

The needle and gimmicks were good, some better than other but nothing unfun.
some of the bosses were very meh with annoying rng involved.

Really enjoyed this game for the most part

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Tagged as: Adventure Needle Trap Gimmick Boss
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Rating: 7.7 77       Difficulty: 65 65
Jun 19, 2019
Sorrow is another game with the classic Azure touch, featuring a variety of wacky design choices and that good old adventure atmosphere.

Like many of his other games, you have a hub and a variety of portals to go tackle, all fairly different in their design. Some examples include a Donkey Kong stage with plenty of barrels and bees, a tricky needle stage with some very satisfying manoeuvres and a stage where triggers are visible in a small room, making for almost a puzzle-like segment. They're all pretty interesting, although in some segments the platforming can get a bit unpleasant and unfun to execute. In addition, the visuals on the Donkey Kong stage especially felt really noisy and just kind of a mess, but virtually all the other stages are drastically simpler in visual design.

Each stage also features a boss, most of which are fairly fun. A couple have some questionable choices, such as the trigger-stage boss which has long bullets coming from somewhere very close to The Kid, making for some seemingly unfair situations. The Phantom Train boss is also...something. Expect a clown fiesta of sorts across the game, but they mostly stay fun.

A pretty fun Azure game, although I worry I'm somewhat biased as I like his quirky style and design. I don't think this is his strongest game, but it's one that I enjoyed nonetheless. If you don't mind a bit of weird design and questionable difficulty here and there, you'll likely have fun with this.

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Tagged as: Adventure Needle Gimmick Boss
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Rating: 7.0 70       Difficulty: 65 65
Mar 21, 2019
Very Funny game

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Tagged as: Adventure Needle Trap Boss
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Rating: 8.7 87       Difficulty: 70 70
Apr 16, 2017
I was pleasantly surprised with this game. Its an adventure game with multiple areas all with their own semi-gimmick. Some are as simple as shoot the bad guys while others have a few more tricks up their sleeves. Each stage felt really well attended to even for the gimmicks I found lack luster. A few things in this game absolutely blew me and away and save a few awkward or ill placed jumps here and there the ride was smooth and fun. The bosses were all bosses I wanted to keep fighting because they were fun not because i was looking for a grind. The production value is not in short value and the comedy while scarce is more or less on point. I'd totally recommend this game, it wouldn't be the first to come to mind but for more experienced players looking for some fun its on the list.

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Tagged as: Adventure
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Rating: 7.0 70       Difficulty: 60 60
Jan 30, 2017