Did you guys hear about Bubsy? The guy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind? The character that was honored with the award of "Most Hype for a Character" by Electronic Gaming Monthly? No? Back in the day, Bubsy was something. The marketing put in by Accolade to get Bubsy into the mainstream was astronomical. You'd think that Bubsy was the LeBron James of gaming.
Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind is supposed to be like Sonic the Hedgehog. In fact, it practically borrows the concept of running at ridiculous speeds through a level like Sonic does. Did you know Bubsy can run at high speeds and fly despite not having wings? That's because Bubsy is the goddamn shit. You collect balls of yarn and fend off aliens from stealing your yarn. Sounds exhilarating, right?
The problem with the game is that you die from just touching an enemy instead just having yarn scatter everywhere (i.e. Sonic). Also, Sonic doesn't die from everything in the book when he's running at high speeds the way Bubsy does. Fortunately, the game gives you nine lives (pun intended) so that you can have a bearable experience running through everything. The fast-paced gameplay can also be confusing for beginners and newbies alike. That is usually the case with games that copy the Sonic the Hedgehog formula, but only having one hit can deter the beginner from wanting to continue with the game.
You certainly can give Bubsy: Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind a try. It'll feel a lot like Sonic the Hedgehog. However, you may grow tired of dying a lot and may get confused about what is going on when you play as Bubsy. But, Bubsy is the bee's knees because Bubsy said so, y'all. Remember thy name. Bubsy. Like the LeBron James of video game characters, only without the talent.
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