We’ve all been there – a mountain of work sitting on the desk, patiently awaiting us to pay it some much-needed attention. Imagine if you could multiply yourself and split the workload – procrastination would go amiss in your dictionary and productivity would reach unprecedented heights. Well, Filo’s luckier than you and me. In a dramatic turn of events, So Many Me’s Filo finds out he can multiply, but you probably already guessed it – with many clones comes great power!
Developed by Extend Interactive and published by ORiGO Games, So Many Me is a casual two-dimensional puzzle-platform game with a simple, yet effective twist. So Many Me’s cute visuals scream casual, whilst the gameplay and storyline are reminiscent of the long-gone Game Boy Advance era.
It all starts when Asimov the ghost appears to Filo, giving the small, green creature a cliché mission – saving the world! Tagging along are a bunch of Me – occasionally-burdensome clones of Filo who follow him in everything he does. The player is tasked with using the clones to solve the game’s puzzles by turning them into blocks.
If classic platform games have taught us anything, it must surely be that saving the world or somebody is never easy. So Many Me’s storyline may be a platitude, yet it drives the game ahead, aided by the occasional cinematic cutscene.
Jumping his way through the different chapters and accompanied by his other Me, Filo also faces the challenge of boss monsters. The boss battles are a welcome addition to the game and a break from regular gameplay, even if each one, with its unique characteristics, is rather challenging.
Platform game fans need no introduction to So Many Me and can dive straight into action. The ingredients comprising the game are essentially Filo and his clones, levers, buttons and enemies. The game revolves around a few simple mechanics, namely jumping, complemented by other supporting elements. The adorable graphics can be rather deceiving and So Many Me uncloaks as a rather intelligent puzzle game over time.
So Many Me tests the players not just on their problem-solving intelligence, but also on their agility and mental finesse. Throughout the game, players have to learn to adapt to new abilities and transformations and think outside the box en route to solving puzzles. The game is rather relaxing in spite of periodically-tough puzzles, and the biggest challenge is probably picking up all the collectibles in each level.
Further more, players can travel to any finished part of the universe at will in order to claim any collectibles they missed. Aside from the story, players can also tackle Chrono Castle – an unrelenting stage which tests the players’ ability to make do with minimum resources. Although a relatively-small part of a game which boasts a lot of content and playing hours, it permits players to take a break from regular gameplay and test their wits in a more punishing version of the game.
Gorgeous and challenging, So Many Me also incorporates simulation elements. With a myriad of clones following Filo around, you’ll also want to keep track of who’s brawny, and who’s brainy. The game allows players to unlock adorable costumes and assign them to the Me of their choice. Players can adorn their clones with different outfits and unlock new abilities throughout their journey. These relaxing segments, alongside the game’s graphics, are significantly important, in particular when taking into consideration the game’s difficulty curve.
Right to its core, the two-dimensional game is remarkably beautiful and its graphics are welcoming right off the bat. From the backdrops to the various bosses, So Many Me uses bright colors, emphasizing its relatively-relaxing nature. Enemies, levers and other assets making up the chapters of So Many Me are easily-distinguishable and intuitive. Moreover, the characters in the game are gorgeous, aesthetically-appealing and tell a story of their own.
The only aspect marring the graphics are the intermittent, yet notable, seamed textures, although the graphics remain one of the strongest points in So Many Me. On the other hand, So Many Me’s graphics offer stark contrast between what’s friendly and what is not, leaving the player to concentrate solely on enjoying the journey.
Playful tunes make up So Many Me’s soundtrack, and they couldn’t be much better. The tracks fit perfectly the various stages in the game and its general vibes. The sound effects accompanying Filo and the Me in So Many Me are rather sweet and never interfere with the gameplay, quietly enhancing it in the background.
So Many My boasts a fantastic fun factor, hooking gameplay which will make you return for more, and a ravishing graphical style. We’ve all been told to not judge a book by its cover, and So Many Me is the prime example of a product with adorably-cute graphics, cloaking ingenious-yet-merciless puzzles.
So Many Me’s gameplay is various, fair and fun. The game manages to balance out difficulty with periods of smooth sailing and harmless fun, all while offering a sturdy challenge and an extremely smooth learning curve.
The graphics are cute with smooth animations, yet the seamed platforms can be a sore spot at times.
The storyline is amusing, even if it is a bit unoriginal and permeated with typos at some points. On the other hand, the bosses and cutscenes are simply captivating.
Music & Sound
So Many Me’s music fits the game perfectly, while the sound effects are appropriate. Coupled together, they complement the game in admirable fashion.
Disclaimer:All scores given within our reviews are based on the artist’s personal opinion; this should in no way impede your decision to purchase the game.