Okay, Splosion Man is ludicrously difficult. It’s clearly been designed by Nazi war criminals as part of some elaborate scheme to torture anyone foolish enough to play it.
Only it’s still fun.
He’s a homicidally joyfull ball of splosion
I’m not sure if it’s the demonically happy character of Splosion Man himself, the catchy music, or the fact that when you solve a section and it just works it’s damned satisfying, but I’m still enjoying it.
You’ve got to admire a game that has so much charm that my reaction on having to replay a large section for the umpteenth time because they’ve just pulled a cheeky stunt and killed me again is less I WISH I’D NEVER BOUGHT THIS GAME than a wry chuckle and, grinning and muttering “you total bastards” under my breath, charging back to try it again.
We’ll see how long that lasts.
UPDATE: The lack of checkpoints after something time-consuming but easy and directly before something insanely difficult (or something akin to a cutscene) is less and less forgiveable as the game goes on…
UPDATE 2: Have made it all the way to 3-1 and am still enjoying myself…