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Boti: Byteland Overclocked – Review

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Boti: Byteland Overclocked - Review

Boti: Byteland Overclocked is a Single-Player/Co-op Casual Adventure Platform game developed by Purple Ray Studio and published by Untold Tales. The game is set inside a computer which allows you to control a Data Bot named Boti. When you first look at the game, it will look familiar to you as Astro’s Playroom because it does play like Astro’s Playroom, and the aesthetic of the game also looks close to Astro’s Playroom. For those who don’t know what Astro’s Playroom is, it is a pre-installed game on PS5. Instead of Astro, you will get to play as a Data Bot inside a computer and go through a series of innovative levels that do look promising. This is our review of Boti: Byteland Overclocked.

Gameplay

The gameplay of Boti: Byteland Overclocked is similar to many casual games out there but it is safe to say that Boti is the most casual game that you will ever touch. The game is not difficult at all and very much forgiving in checkpoints. As you explore each level and progress through them, you will be able to get certain collectibles. Some of the collectibles will be well-hidden and you will have to combine your abilities such as Double Jump, Dash, and Hover and Slide to collect the collectible. There is freedom to some extent in each level and you can try and glide to distant areas to explore them.

As mentioned earlier, the game is not difficult at all. The boss fights are similarly casual as the other aspects which you can clear easily. However, there are some puzzles in each level that you will get to solve to progress to future levels. Some of the puzzles are optional which can lead to more hidden collectibles which are not bad and might require a second player. The physics mechanics in the game are decent as well which helps you often in launching your Bot to far distances or help you hover and dash over the cables in various levels.

The playtime of Boti: Byteland Overclocked is not very long as you can easily end the game in under 3 hours. Players who want to extend their playthrough by finding all the collectibles can take up to 5 – 6 hours max.

Visuals and Level Design

One of the key aspects of the platform game like Boti: Byteland Overclocked is its Visuals and how well the levels are designed and it is safe to say that the developers did an excellent job in making the levels appealing in Visuals and fun in designing. There are various innovative levels that you will get to experience as you progress through the levels.

The Slides, grappling, sliding, vehicles, etc. all of the elements are combined greatly with the aesthetics of the game which enhances the experience for the players.

Graphics and Optimization

The visuals and level design are great but a small dissatisfaction that might few players feel is with the Graphics. This game is designed on Unreal Engine 5 but the textures feel off at various occasions during the levels. It might not bother all players but when you think that the game is designed on such a powerful engine it does feel like something was not done at its full potential.

Another flaw that we like to point out is the optimization of this game. Since it is a casual platform game, the game has not been optimized at all. It needs an RTX 2060 as a recommended card which is a lot for a casual game. So, if you are trying to play it on a low/medium-end card, you might face frame drops on several occasions.

Verdict – Score 7/10

Boti: Byteland Overclocked is a decent casual adventure game and it can be enjoyed for the most part apart from the bugs. Yes, there are some bugs that you might face in which you will find Boti getting stuck in places for which you have the option to Unstuck Boti by selecting the “Unstuck” option in the menu of the game. The developers knew it as well so they did put out an option for the players who face these bugs. However, we played this game in a Single-player mode but there are some rumors that the Co-op mode is not so good as players get stuck at the end of the level requiring the players to start over to complete the level.

Overall, the game is charming and quite casual and if you have a decent Gaming PC then we would recommend you to give it a go alone or with your friend. Boti: Byteland Overclocked is now available on PC.

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