Krimson [hot take]

Krimson [hot take]

Dive in, get gritty, and experience rhythm hell.

I set out to PAX East to find the most out-there demos to try, so when an opportunity to see Krimson came up, I didn’t hesitate. It’s a rhythm platformer where you’re jumping and dodging to heavy electronica or metal. Buzzsaws, spiked chains, and skulls adorn Krimson’s glitch hell aesthetic. Death is often and so are checkpoints.

“Learn the patterns and get through the level” seems simplistic, but it was working for me. Much like Super Meat Boy, when you die, you respawn quickly and you’ll know exactly what you did wrong. The real standout is the music and how it amplifies the experience. If you’ve played Just Shapes and Beats, then you’ll know what I’m talking about.

Krimson came out last Thursday during PAX East, so it’s available right now on Steam, PS4, PS5, Xbox platforms, and Switch for $9.99. Dive in, get gritty, and experience rhythm hell.

This hot take is based on a hands-on demo at PAX East 2024 as the game released.