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Why don't more platformers have photo modes?

Picture perfect

I can't say I'm overly enamoured with Magic Design Studio's Unruly Heroes, at least in terms of how it feels to play. For all MDS' former Ubisoft Montpellier talent and Rayman Legends know-how, this Journey To The West-inspired kung-fu platformer is a surprisingly leaden and plodding affair, that's utterly lacking in all the wondrous spontaneity of Rayman's more recent antics.

However, I am very much in love with Unruly Heroes' photo mode. It's a fairly recent addition to the game, and is perhaps a little rudimentary compared with other game photo modes I've used in the past. But as I was tinkering about with it for the purposes of this post, the thought struck me: "Good gravy, why don't more platformers have this sort of thing included as standard?"

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Katharine Castle


Katharine is RPS' editor-in-chief, which means she's now to blame for all this. After joining the team in 2017, she spent four years in the RPS hardware mines. Now she leads the RPS editorial team and plays pretty much anything she can get her hands on. She's very partial to JRPGs and the fetching of quests, but also loves strategy and turn-based tactics games and will never say no to a good Metroidvania.