I never thought anyone could make the jumping puzzle cliche worse. But Id has succeeded.
"Let's make a jumping puzzle! Everyone loves jumping puzzles."
"We can add weird psychedelic graphics so it's hard to see the platforms."
"And we can make the platforms black, the same as the backdrop, so it's nearly impossible to see them!"
"Plus we'll have enemies shooting at the player."
"Enemies *flying* at the player. And knocking him off the platforms."
"Enemies TELEPORTING IN, flying at the player, and knocking him off the platforms."
"And we'll make sure he doesn't have any useful weapons."
"Now you're talking!"
For all my complaining before, I was mostly griping about the fact that it wasn't spectacular. Now . . . this isn't even *fun*.
If you'll excuse me, I have another pitch-black maze to thread my way through.