Macrotis: A Mother’s Journey from eastasiasoft and Proud Dinosaurs is a charming 2D physics-based puzzle platfomer to check out on PS4. Learn more in our Macrotis: A Mother’s Journey review!
In Macrotis: A Mother’s Journey from Proud Dinosaurs and eastasiasoft, you will be taking control of Bilby, a mother who is separated from her children due to a crazy flood. Your journey will have you solving a bunch of 2D puzzle platforming segments as you try to climb to the surface to be reunited with your kids. At first, all she’ll be able to do is run and jump, but things will take an interesting twist a bit later at the end of the first story chapter.
Your character will run with the left analog stick, jumping with the X button, and wall jumping from wall to wall as needed. If you need to go over sections of the ground that are not very sturdy, you can press and hold down the L2 button to slowly walk forward. Some objects can be pushed or pulled by pressing and holding down the R2 button so that you can grab onto them. The R2 button can also be used to grab onto ropes so that you can climb them. You will need to gnaw at some things to clear puzzles, which can be done with the Square button. The Square button will also be used for digging. If you make a mistake and can’t solve a puzzle, you can reset it by pressing up on the D-Pad.
There will be a magical twist introduced at the end of the first chapter for Macrotis. You will find the body of a wizard, who will bestow upon you a bit of his soul so that you can take on the new puzzles ahead. Press the L1 button, and you will leave your body behind as you take on a magical form that is weightless, which means you’ll be able to jump on top of platforms that would usually crumble beneath your weight. As long as you remain within the magical sphere, you will be able to remain in your magical form. Walk outside of the sphere, and you will return to your body. You can also immediately return to your physical form by pressing the L1 button again. This magical form will also allow you to walk through thin walls by pressing the Triangle button.
Trophy-wise, Macrotis: A Mother’s Journey has a full trophy list with a Platinum trophy waiting for you. On top of this, the good news is that none of the trophies are missable! That means you’ll be unlocking sixteen Gold, Silver, and Bronze trophies as you finish each of the game’s chapters, unlock new abilities for Bilby, take on specific puzzles in the first two chapters in the game, and, of course, when you finish the adventure.
Macrotis: A Mother’s Journey is a fun 2D puzzle platformer that looks great, plays great, and feels great on PS4. Each chapter adds new puzzle elements and new gameplay mechanics, as well as more collectibles to find for those of you who not only like to Platinum their games but also 100% them. Macrotis: A Mother’s Journey is out on PlayStation 4 with an $11.99 asking price, making it an easy one to recommend.
This Macrotis: A Mother’s Journey review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by eastasiasoft.