I wanna Ragnarok

Creator: zero

Average Rating
8.9 / 10
Average Difficulty
67.0 / 100
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Adventure (3) Gimmick (2) Boss (3)


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Tagged as: Adventure Boss
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Rating: 10.0 100       Difficulty: 70 70
Oct 20, 2018
Ragnarok is a solid adventure with a very distinct variety of stages both mechanically and visually, ranging from icy caverns with snowballs and slippery hijinks to traversing past literal Sun-size balls of magma. To say it mixes things up would be an understatement.

I was very surprised by the constant introduction of new elements in this game. Consistently the game would introduce a small new gimmick, only to introduce something different on the very next screen without the game ever feeling cluttered or overpacked. There were some occasions where a gimmick would be present and I'd not notice it due to it being introduced long ago, but these moments were few and far between. The platforming feels very fresh and never gets tedious or repetitive.

Having said that, I wish Zero put a signpost for tutorialising that I should stand on the border of the Sun, a perhaps less-than-obvious move.

Boss-wise there's a good deal of variety, although it was somewhat mixed for me. I particularly enjoyed Muffet and the Factory Stage boss, whereas the Ice Stage boss felt pretty unfun for me due to the mixture of ice physics and awkward albeit kinda interesting platforming arena.

The final boss also has some questionable design, with the fight feeling somewhat tame in the first couple minutes before introducing some pretty tricky attacks late into the fight, making it quite tedious to play. This is especially down to the necessity of having to constantly mash shoot (auto-aimed) which feels like it would've been better if it was just an avoidance or if auto-fire was an option. The actual fight has some really cool attacks and I hear it's a great reproduction of a Touhou 11 fight which is respectable.

I played on an oldish version which had some very unfortunate platforming cycles which I hear were fixed in a later version. I ended up updating midway through on a save and noticed a difference with the cycle I was on, so I imagine this is not so much an issue provided you play on the most recent version. Worth a mention for sure.

A small thing to comment on too is that the game seems unfinished, or rather planned for further production at some point. Upon beating the last boss, you'll transition into what I assumed would be the next area before being met with a "To be continued" screen with your deathtime and no music. It felt somewhat anticlimactic which is a shame, and it'd be cool to see Zero finish this someday.

All-in-all a very good adventure with some hiccups along the way, but a very respectable piece of work and definitely filled with lots of memorable segments.

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Rating: 8.5 85       Difficulty: 70 70
Mar 13, 2019
One of my favorite fangames

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Rating: 10.0 100       Difficulty: 68 68
Jan 30, 2019
At the moment I do not know anything comparable to that of atmosphere and level design. I enjoyed it very much. Perfect.

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Rating: 8.0 80       Difficulty: 65 65
Oct 27, 2018
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Rating: 8.0 80       Difficulty: 63 63
Oct 17, 2018