by Damien McFerran 24/12/2012
Product: The Gentleman
Publisher: Christopher Buckley
Genre: Endless running
The Gentleman is a curious combination of endless-running and action-platforming which recalls an era when man's primarily concern was looking as dapper and dandy as possible.
The work of Andrew Sheaff and Christopher Buckley, this strangely atmospheric release will also bring back memories of the unforgiving platform titles of the 8-bit era - whether or not that's a positive thing depends largely on your own personal preference.
Set across 41 different levels, The Gentleman involves getting from one lamp post to another, situationed at the end of the level.
In-between you'll find platforms to negotiate, moving blocks to contend with, and - possibly most importantly of all - monocles to collect. The protagonist of this tale - a stick-like gent with a top hat and cane - has lost his precious eye-pieces throughout the dimly-lit and rain-beaten levels, and finding all of them unlocks something special.
Incredibly frustrating but undeniably unique, The Gentleman is a tough platformer which will arguably sit better with veteran players than casual newcomers
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