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'''''Pinstripe''''' is a [[Metroidvania]] video game developed and published by [[Armor Games]] for [[Linux]], [[Macintosh]], and [[Windows]] on 2017-04-24, and then later to the [[Xbox One]], [[PlayStation 4]], and [[Switch]].
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[[Image:Pinstripe - Steam - World.jpg|thumb|256x256px|Steam title card.]]
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'''''Pinstripe''''' is a horror-themed [[Metroidvania]] developed by [[Atmos Games]] and published by [[Armor Games]] for [[Linux]], [[Macintosh]], and [[Windows]] on 2017-04-24, and then later ported to the [[Xbox One]], [[PlayStation 4]], and [[Switch]]. The game uses a typical side-view platformer display and incorporates many action and puzzle elements. In the game's story, you play a minister in the early 1900s riding on a train with his daughter. However, you quickly realize that all your baggage has been thrown off the train and the only other passenger is a creepy man in a pinstripe suit who has a strange interest in your daughter. The strange man kidnaps your daughter and is more than he initially appears to be, having dark supernatural powers causing the train to crash. You are left alone in a cold wilderness looking for your daughter.
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I bought this game as part of a Humble Bundle. I played it because the graphics looked really interesting. I first beat the game on 2020-02-09.
  
 
==Status==
 
==Status==
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I own this game on Steam and have beaten the regular game.
  
 
==Review==
 
==Review==
  
 
===Good===
 
===Good===
* The art style is fantastic.
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* The game has enjoyable characters. George is a funny sidekick and Pinstripe is wonderful villain.
* There is nice ambient music and the voice acting is really good.
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* I enjoy the story. It's dark, mysterious, and has a good climax and ending.
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* The art style is fantastic, and the graphics are beautiful.
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* There is nice ambient music and sound effects throughout the game and the voice acting is really good.
  
 
===Bad===
 
===Bad===
 
* After you buy the ticket, there is no need to collect frozen oil, but it still shows up.
 
* After you buy the ticket, there is no need to collect frozen oil, but it still shows up.
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* The controls to shoot the slingshot with an analog joystick are horrible. Using a mouse is ten times easier. When slingshot accuracy is necessary, you're much better off simply switching to your mouse, unless you're playing on a video game console, in which case, good luck! This hurts the game further because the designer no doubt had to make the game much easier for people using an analog joystick, so, if you're using the mouse, you'll have much less of a challenge.
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* When using the D-pad or analog joystick for left and right movement, you stop moving if you angle your direction up or down. This is especially annoying because it will often halt your momentum at very inopportune times.
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* At about 2-hours for a new player, and 35 minutes for a speed runner, the game is a bit on the short side for its genre.
  
 
===Ugly===
 
===Ugly===
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==Media==
 
==Media==
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===Box Art===
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The game wasn't released on physical media. The digital covers have several variations on a common theme.
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Pinstripe - Steam - World.jpg|The original Steam title card which contains a rather controversial tagline.
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Pinstripe - XONE - World.jpg|The Xbox One digital box doesn't have the tagline, but adds a creepy-looking Pinstripe in the background.
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Pinstripe - PS4 - USA.jpg|The PlayStation 4 uses the Xbox One image, but has a better title logo placement. This is my favorite.
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Pinstripe - Switch - Australia.jpg|The Australian Switch cover has Ted looking less haggard.
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</gallery>
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===Videos===
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDKrrFOcp5s youtube.com/watch?v=oDKrrFOcp5s] - Longplay.
  
 
==Links==
 
==Links==
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{{Link|Wikipedia|https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinstripe_(video_game)}}
 
{{Link|Wikipedia|https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinstripe_(video_game)}}
 
{{Link|Official|http://atmosgames.com/pinstripe}}
 
{{Link|Official|http://atmosgames.com/pinstripe}}
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Revision as of 11:07, 10 February 2020

Steam title card.

Pinstripe is a horror-themed Metroidvania developed by Atmos Games and published by Armor Games for Linux, Macintosh, and Windows on 2017-04-24, and then later ported to the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Switch. The game uses a typical side-view platformer display and incorporates many action and puzzle elements. In the game's story, you play a minister in the early 1900s riding on a train with his daughter. However, you quickly realize that all your baggage has been thrown off the train and the only other passenger is a creepy man in a pinstripe suit who has a strange interest in your daughter. The strange man kidnaps your daughter and is more than he initially appears to be, having dark supernatural powers causing the train to crash. You are left alone in a cold wilderness looking for your daughter.

I bought this game as part of a Humble Bundle. I played it because the graphics looked really interesting. I first beat the game on 2020-02-09.

Status

I own this game on Steam and have beaten the regular game.

Review

Good

  • The game has enjoyable characters. George is a funny sidekick and Pinstripe is wonderful villain.
  • I enjoy the story. It's dark, mysterious, and has a good climax and ending.
  • The art style is fantastic, and the graphics are beautiful.
  • There is nice ambient music and sound effects throughout the game and the voice acting is really good.

Bad

  • After you buy the ticket, there is no need to collect frozen oil, but it still shows up.
  • The controls to shoot the slingshot with an analog joystick are horrible. Using a mouse is ten times easier. When slingshot accuracy is necessary, you're much better off simply switching to your mouse, unless you're playing on a video game console, in which case, good luck! This hurts the game further because the designer no doubt had to make the game much easier for people using an analog joystick, so, if you're using the mouse, you'll have much less of a challenge.
  • When using the D-pad or analog joystick for left and right movement, you stop moving if you angle your direction up or down. This is especially annoying because it will often halt your momentum at very inopportune times.
  • At about 2-hours for a new player, and 35 minutes for a speed runner, the game is a bit on the short side for its genre.

Ugly

  • Nothing.

Media

Box Art

The game wasn't released on physical media. The digital covers have several variations on a common theme.

Videos

Links

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