Lock’s Quest Review – Lock It Up

Usually when a game is remastered or ported, I “remaster” my review of the original game.

Lock’s Quest was one of my favorite portable games ever when I reviewed it in 2008.

Seriously, I loved it a lot, and I was utterly thrilled to get a chance to review it all over again!

Now that it’s on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, I had to remaster my review in a manner different from the norm.

Developer: 5th Cell (DS), Digital Continue (Ports)
Publisher: THQ Nordic
Format: Nintendo Switch (TBD), PC, PS4 (reviewed), Xbox One
Released: May 30, 2017
Copy purchased

 

yorkiebites
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yorkiebites

This is why I love you Jim.

scaper12123
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rip

Terry Osaurusies XI
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Terry Osaurusies XI

Are they the same Devs? If so, Seems kinda weird that they would piss over their once beloved creation like so. Hope THQ Nordic aren’t resigning to phoning in old classics now.

HelixShade
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HelixShade

Yes, they are the same Dev’s. I think. It’s a shame because the Warmastered Edition of Darksiders was good…for the most part.

That said, if they’re “phoning in old classics now”, I guess that’s a sign to worry for Darksiders III?

Terry Osaurusies XI
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Terry Osaurusies XI

Am playing through warmastered edition currently, which is why I am hoping this is a one-off mistake for whatever reason, be it unreasonable deadlines or no QA testing or whatever else.

Alex Wheatley
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This really is magnificent. I take it the effort and quality control that went into the remastering of the review was calibrated to align with the effort and quality control that went into the remastering of the game? =D

TheCrazyEven
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yikes….

Tim Benson
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Tim Benson

HA!! More of Jim’s wit. I was excited when I read the intro and then it took a dark Jim turn. I am saddened by the fact that it is really bad with the controls. It makes me wonder how it came to be so bad if the original was better. What did they exactly do to make it so crazy bad.

Jesse
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Jesse

This review is art.

Paul Barnes
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Paul Barnes

Damn, I was excited for this after Jim’s initial enthusiasm. Shame.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

I think your master plan failed Jim. I kind-of want to buy it now just to see how bad it is.

Also Skylight Freerange 1 is on PS4, months after the sequel came out. Because of course.
Spoiler Alert: They are almost identical as far as the screenshots and animation go, I can’t attest to gameplay because I refuse to pay for it even at half price within a week of launching.

Galactix100
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Galactix100

Ahahahaha of fucking course they’d release another. Maybe they’re firing them out fast because Skylight Freerange 3 is going to be what Sony’s E3 conference closes with and they want the first two available to tide over the hyped up fans until it’s released.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

God, I hope so. It would clear up so many questions for this and Life of White Tiger to be at E3. I made up a fake sequel name.

Galactix100
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Galactix100

Life of White Tiger, pre-order now to play as the iconic (that’s real iconic not Ubisoft iconic) Black Tiger in 3 exclusive dlc levels.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

I hope the centrepiece of Microsoft’s presentation is about how they’ve secured the exclusive everyone wants for the Scorpio Life of White Tiger and they do come and stage and genuinely tout it as a Sony Killer that they’ve managed to steal from them and the game looks like it clearly should be on the Commodore 64.

Galactix100
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Galactix100

We’re laughing about this but you know that when either or both of them do some reel of all the indie games they’re supporting we’ll all be looking hoping to glimpse some of this shit.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

There are at least three or four of those games already. I went looking for their site when those two games were being discussed previously as I think it wouldn’t be too hard to get hold of them to ask about the process for getting their games on PSN.

Galactix100
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Galactix100

I mean that’s not surprising. Why make 4 games when you can make one and try to sell it 4 times. If it’s good enough for call of duty and FIFA it’s good enough for the rest of us.

LegendaryFrog
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LegendaryFrog

Ok, so I love this remastered review, but it doesn’t actually explain how the controls are poor or why it’s ‘broken’. Does it crash? Does it lock up? Do certain mechanics randomly not work? I was interested in this game (I don’t have a DS), but now I’m just confused.

darkmage0707077
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How is this different from your norm, Jim? Every remastered review you make is ostensibly a reflection of the remastered game itself and the effort the developers put into the remaster; I see nothing but more of that here.

Buttboi
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Buttboi

How, HOW do they fuck up controls for a simple port job like this? FFFUCK!

A Lemming
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This is possibly my favourite review from you yet Jim. You really get your points across well!

I’m really bummed to here it’s shite though, I wanted to give it a go after hearing you talk about it getting a remaster and watching some footage of the DS version 🙁

Cameron Ward
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Cameron Ward

Was kind of hoping for an actual review, but the comedic review is…funny.

Fuma Hebi
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Fuma Hebi

Damn Jim! I want to know why! How can it be THAT different?

Onery Popopango
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The review is great. Made me dig up my old copy to play again!

Martin Wantiez
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Martin Wantiez

I think this is one of your best work Jim

Caffeine Tweaker
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Caffeine Tweaker

That sucks… I’ve never played it before and was actually considering grabbing it on the PS4. I’ll try to find the DS version instead, I guess.

nthrak
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nthrak

And they have the gall to link to those 9/10 reviews of the DS version (including Jim’s) on the game’s Steam page…

NekoLuna
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NekoLuna

I don’t get it. Whats supposed to be so bad about this now, or is this some jokereview that flew over my head?

Jack Philipson
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Jack Philipson

The original was a good game. It is now no longer a good game, apparently.

Michael Alexander Seiler
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As the big red text indicates its apparently a hack job of a port.

TAM
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TAM

Amen

Jack Philipson
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Jack Philipson

You seem to be upset.

Neto Houraisan
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Review of the year, right here.

batmabel
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Words fail me.

darkalter2000
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darkalter2000

That is certainly an, interesting, remaster.

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