By now you should know the score: Matt Thorson don't fuck around. The man crafts platformers that just don't quit, but they might make you want to... if you're a total wuss. His unapologetically difficult platformers make fans of the genre swoon; they consistently sport smooth controls and stellar level design. Give up, Robot, the latest indie title to be published by Adult Swim, is no exception. An amalgamation of Jumper, Bionic Commando, and a dash of Portal, Matt's latest creation doesn't disappoint. And I'm saying this past the air date of the Adult Swim commercial, so you know I'm not being audacious here.
The game's aesthetic is pulsating and psychedelic, maybe comparable to the end of VVVVVV. A robotic Kanye West soundalike plays a GLaDOS-esque role; its mocking is grating enough to push you towards completion. The grappling hook mechanic is solid and is used to great extent throughout the 50+ levels. The first twenty or so serve as a tutorial of sorts; after which the difficulty really ramps up. The level design is impeccable, while there are a scant amount of pieces they're engineered in a brilliant fashion. You've been warned though, The last handful (Hard mode) are painfully brutal.
If you haven't noticed already, this is the most fun I've had with a platformer in quite some time. Do play it.