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Developer Dlala Studios

Publisher Xbox Game Studios

Format PC (tested), Xbox One

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From a meme to a Phil Spencer T-shirt and now this, the return of Zitz, Rash and Pimple appears to have been willed into existence by the Internet. And the monkey’s paw has well and truly curled here: is a hot mess: ostensibly a side-scrolling beat-’em-up, but one that seems to tire of that idea halfway through, deciding instead to flit between genres to increasingly tiresome effect. Even if we bring ourselves to grudgingly admire its madcap energy, it’s like being shouted at for four hours by a hyperactive child hopped up on E-numbers. It’s about as funny, too, its relentless barrage of painfully try-hard wisecracks and self-referential gags consistently mistaking quantity for quality.

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