Fenix Rage Review

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Much like Super Meat Boy and the many clones it's inspired, Fenix Rage is an intentionally difficult platformer that aims to reward more than infuriate. It's that extremely delicate balance between fun and frustration, though, that this subgenre often fails to deliver. This latest tough-as-nails take, however, hits the sweet spot more often than not, yielding level after level of sadistic satisfaction.

Like its player-punishing peers, Fenix Rage is laser-focused on gameplay, but painfully light on story. The titular protagonist--a superhero-ish creature that could pass for a sugary cereal's cartoon mascot--is tasked with taking down an evildoing dude that's wreaking havoc in his world. And that's about it.