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Flynn: Son of Crimson Review

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Flynn: Son Of Crimson is such an awesome Action platformer game, that looks cool and even has accessibility options so almost everyone can enjoy it. ~8h to 100%, no missable achievements.


Approximate amount of time to 100%: 8h
Estimated achievement difficulty: 1/10 with accesibility options, otherwise closer to a 7/10
Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
Is there a good guide available: Yes, You can find here a video where someone explains all the achievements. If you want to look up guides for individual achievements, you can use this page.
Multiplayer achievements: No
Missable achievements: No
Grinding Achievements: No
DLC-Only achievements: No
Speedrun achievements: No
Time-gated achievements: No
RNG-achievements: No
Does difficulty affect achievements: No, you can play on the easiest difficulty, and even turns on the “no damage” setting in the accessibility options
Unobtainable/glitched achievements: No

Flynn: Son Of Crimson is such an awesome Action platformer game, that looks cool and even has accessibility options so almost everyone can enjoy it. You play as Flynn and you wake up next to a house. The person in front of the house asks you to take Dax, a dog kinda guardian creature, for a walk. This walk will not go as planned… as you would expect since this is a videogame.. and when does something like that as it was planned in a video game? That would be very boring, wouldn’t it?

This game starts off quite easily, with not-too-tough enemies and you’ll unlock a healing ability very soon, but the difficulty will ramp up quite quickly. The game has an overworld map and on that, you will visit all the different levels. What I did like so much was that on the overview map, you can see if this level will have a relic (and if you already have collected it or not), but it will also tell you if it has multiple exits to unlock the way to new levels. TBH I mostly forgot to check before entering a level if it has a relic and mostly thought of it after entering the level, but if I was just at the beginning of that level, I went back to the overview map to see if I should be searching every nook and cranny for that relic or alternative exit.

You’ll collect a lot of red gems, which are used to buy upgrades. It takes a few levels before you’ll unlock the ability to upgrade, but you’ll have accessibility to some very nice upgrades after that. To make it a bit more challenging, you lose 3% of your red gems when you die, so spend as much as possible between levels. To make that a little bit easier, there is on the world map a button prompt for instantly returning to the village where you can upgrade. You’ll unlock more health, increase the number of moves within a combo, and just get stronger.

None of the achievements are missable in Flynn: Son of Crimson. The game consists has 2 types of achievements. The first type is just doing everything (aka, getting all relics, finishing all levels, getting all upgrades). The second type of achievement are combat related achievements and they sound quite challenging but aren’t that bad. There is a level in which you can easily get quite a few of them, and also the training dummy in the village might help you out. After you finish the story you can go back into your save file and mop up the achievements you’ve missed. Completion on the easy difficulty takes around 8h, but the higher difficulty you choose the longer it might take.

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This review for Flynn: Son of Crimson was written on 6 May 2023, based on the current Steam version of the game which has 22 achievements at the time of writing this review. This information can be outdated, for example, when the developer adds or removes achievements or releases (new) DLC.

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