Astal has crystals, and it's commonly accepted that crystals are awesome.
But besides that, Astal does many things that I absolutely love:
- It has a charming and mesmerizing visual presentation that isn’t confined to the limits of reality, and its environmental variety helps keep the experience consistently fresh.
- The gameplay has a slower pace that encourages you to individually tackle obstacles, all while giving you various fun moves that have different situational advantages.
- There’s also intriguing narrative progression, lovely sound design, generally intense platforming, imaginative combat, and creative asynchronous multiplayer.
And if you want to see my full review of the side-scroller, then follow the link!