Review Crossy Goat : Gipsy & Goat
Jump across bottomless canyons as a goat
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 12 Jul 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Good art style, responsive controls, fairly easy going
Unlocks are expensive, gameplay gets super repetitive
Crossy Goat: Gipsy & Goat for Android challenges you to the step into the everyday shoes of a goat as it recklessly jumps from one platform to the next. Gameplay defies gravity but not expectations and while there are plenty of unlocks, expect to be playing for a long time to get anywhere.
Gameplay is about as easy as you’d think it would be. You tap to make the goat start building up how far it will jump and then release it to actually jump. There is no bar to tell you how far you’ll jump. The only visual cue you have is how far your goat squats down as he’s building power, which is pretty limited.
Platforms pop up one at a time and it’s honestly pretty easy jumping from one to the next. Even without visual clues I was able to consistently land every jump until I got a bit bored of playing and started paying less attention. Which is a bit of a problem because after completing 50 jumps I noticed nothing really got anymore difficulty. Jumps don’t get anymore difficult and there are no new obstacles introduced.
Another key point is that coins are rather hard to come by. They pop up randomly and infrequently. Seeing as how unlocking new characters is expensive it really takes the wind out of your sails when you have completed so many successful jumps but only grabbed 13 out of the 500 coins needed for the next unlock..
Crossy Goat: Gipsy & Goat is a potentially fun endless game that starts off strong but quickly loses steam. There aren’t any new gameplay mechanics to keep single runs interesting and unlocks are expensive.