Paroxysm (2006)

by Neuralscan . (Download)

Paroxysm is a short platformer that plays like Prince of Persia without the enemies, but with ten times the number of deadly traps. It’s rather short, only 15 small levels, but reaching the end can take some time. If you’re hit by one of the traps, your pain-o-meter goes up, if you’re getting continuously hit, your pain-o-meter will be completely filled and you die. It’s a neat idea, well implemented, but I found the gameplay a bit too repetitive even for the short time I took to complete the game. A longer game with more variation would have helped to make it more interesting.

Rating: 3/5