REVIEW: ‘Infinite – Beyond the Mind’ is Worth Every Minute of Play (PS4)

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Infinite - Beyond the Mind

Infinite – Beyond the Mind, is an action-platform game developed by Emilie COYO and published by Blowfish Studios. With a colorful chibi pixel art style, the game follows two siblings, Tanya and Olga, as they take on the evil forces of Queen Evangelyn of the Beljantaur Kingdom. Infinite – Beyond the Mind offers a single-player or co-op campaign experience that lets players play as either Tanya or Olga. The single-player campaign has you either rescue Tanya or Olga, depending on who players select to control. With a total of sixteen levels, the game offers non-stop action that fans of retro action-platform games will surely enjoy. 

Infinite – Beyond the Mind has the standard game mechanics found in most 2D action-platform games. The basic attacks are enough to take care of most enemies. Players are given a life and energy bar, along with six lives once levels are completed. One of the abilities is dodging, but overusing it drains the energy bar. As the game progresses, several new attacks are added but using them drains the energy bar. There is also a special attack that can be used to clear multiple enemies at once but must be recharged after use. Each level has anywhere from two-three sections, with the final section focused on a big villain. Most levels have a vehicle or machine that can be used, but taking damage slows it down.

I was quite pleased with two particular elements from Infinite – Beyond the Mind. The first was the option to choose the level of difficulty from easy, normal, and hard. It makes the game accessible for those who may want it lower difficulty while offering a challenge for those who don’t. I tried the various difficulties and the changes in each are definitely there. The other element is that the game has the option to choose from different languages. Even though that may not affect the gameplay itself, it’s comforting that it’s an option that players can use.

Infinite - Beyond the Mind

Although the premise could be seen as simplistic, I was surprised by how it impacted the game as a whole. Seeing that two sisters were the lead focus on the game was fantastic. It’s even more impactful when playing the co-op campaign. Two siblings that were willing to do anything to save one another is something that I rarely see in games. I would appreciate more games like this, especially in the action-platform genre. I do wish that the game would’ve delved deeper into the sisters’ dynamic somehow, but the end result was still great.

It’s been a while since I’ve played a 2D action-platform game, which presented some challenges while playing Infinite – Beyond the Mind. One of the major challenges was getting used to some of the controls. While they’re rather simple, there were times where it was difficult to get familiar with them. On top of that, the levels felt very repetitive. There were new enemies to deal with and the difficulty increased as the game progressed, but I felt like I was playing the same level throughout the entire campaign. The changes in scenery helped, but that didn’t help from the game feeling stagnant at times.

I really enjoyed playing Infinite – Beyond the Mind. The premise of the game, though simple, is one of the main highlights of the game. The focus of the game being on sisters is incredible and I just wish more games like this would be made. The game mechanics were easy to follow and traditional to the 2D action-platform genre. The platforming in the game offered the proper difficulty, which escalated as the game progressed. I spent about five hours playing the game and was able to finish the campaign. While it’s rather short, I enjoyed every minute of it. 

Infinite – Beyond the Mind is available for purchase now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Steam.

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TL;DR

I really enjoyed playing Infinite – Beyond the Mind. The premise of the game, though simple, is one of the main highlights of the game. The focus of the game being on sisters is incredible and I just wish more games like this would be made. The game mechanics were easy to follow and traditional to the 2D action-platform genre. The platforming in the game offered the proper difficulty, which escalated as the game progressed. I spent about five hours playing the game and was able to finish the campaign. While it’s rather short, I enjoyed every minute of it.