Platinum #114: Asterix & Obelix XXL 2. Well this happened. I saw this remastered game in one of the local stores here throughout the spring and little by little I became fixated by it. When it was finally on sale in June I went ahead and bought it. Another factor in the purchase were the three little figurines: Asterix, Obelix and Dogmatix.
The original game is from 2006 and this had way too many not-too-subtle "nods" to a number of games from back then. It really hadn't aged well in that regard, it was just awkward and freaking weird to punch Romans who were literally Mario from Sunshine with that water-thingy on their back. Or honestly Romans as Sonics, ugh. And Rayman. Horrible, horrible enemy choices. There were luckily also normal Romans all the time as well. Read more if you want:
There were no missable trophies which is always great, though I did have a scare when I didn't have the trophy for killing every kind of enemies by the end of the game and the guide had promised that to happen. Luckily the trophy popped suddenly later in one of the challenges I completed (had to have gold score in all 12 of them). The money was kind of tight, but after the story when I returned to the challenges those filled up pockets pretty quickly and I could buy the rest of the upgrades etc.
The game's pretty easy but there's a lot of fighting which can start to make you feel numb. And the music is simply awful pretty much all the time, had to bring it down big time. This is basically platforming with lots of brawling and collecting things. Only for hardcore Asterix & Obelix fans, be warned. And even then I was disappointed with all the intertextuality and parody of other games mixed into the adventure. I'd have rather had just a normal adventure with my two favourite Gauls.