Pankapu First Impressions

By Ethan Anderson, 1 year ago
Pankapu is a narrative action-platformer that feels retro yet new at the same time. The game feels like the present-day version of a platformer that would have released in the '90s. The gameplay takes place within the dreams of a frightened child who went through an unknown traumatic event. After a night of nightmares, he is told the story of Pankapu the Dreamkeeper in an attempt to ease his mind.

The "World of Dreams" in which the game takes place is called Omnia. You soon find out that the magical land has been invaded by evil creatures known as the Hya Nagis. Naturally, as Pankapu, you are tasked with fighting back against these beings that threaten to overrun Omnia. You start the game with a basic melee attack and block to deal with these invaders. As you progress, Pankapu will continue to gain new abilities that aid in dealing with the increasing enemy variety and platforming difficulty.

Check out my first impressions below to find out more.

Pankapu is available now on Xbox One.

Check out our Best Xbox Platformer Games Available in 2018 article for a compilation of other great games in this genre.
Ethan Anderson
Written by Ethan Anderson
Newshound and part of the TrueGaming Network YouTube team. College student who loves making videos and writing about games. In my free time I'm either struggling/failing to get completions, or praying for a Jak 4.
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