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The Chase: Felix Meets Felicity review

Cartoon Parkour with a stylus?

Pros

  • Novel "rush line" stylus control
  • Parkour on DS
  • Will appeal to kids

Cons

  • Control scheme is too complex
  • Characters not responsive enough
  • Harsh time limits

Is parkour still cool? Okay, it doesn%26rsquo;t say anything about parkour in The Chase, but that is what it%26rsquo;s about. Playing as either Felix or Felicity %26ndash; two hip young things who take a shine to each other %26ndash; you%26rsquo;ve got to race across town for your hot date with either Felicity or Felix. Movement is controlled entirely with the D-pad (or face buttons for lefties), as you scramble up walls and slide into besuited %26lsquo;enemies%26rsquo;.

The novelty factor is that you can use the stylus to draw a %26lsquo;Rush Line%26rsquo; for your character to run along, reaching bonus items and powerups, avoiding hazards and performing tricks. Sadly, this control scheme is too complex, the characters too unresponsive and the time limits too harsh. The presentation will attract younger gamers but unless you%26rsquo;re adept at this gaming lark The Chase could prove frustrating.

Apr 15, 2009

More Info

GenreAction
Description<p>The Chase is like parkour for the DS, but the unique stylus control scheme can prove to be frustrating at times.</p>
PlatformDS
US censor ratingEveryone
UK censor rating3+
Release date:27 January 2009 (US), 6 February 2009 (UK)
Available platforms:DS
Genre:Action
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