The music in Kao the Kangaroo works, but it can be a bit forgettable. Combine this with some dodgy voice acting and loads of audio bugs, and Kao is best played with the volume down.
Kao’s art style is really lovely, and exactly what you’d expect from a modern 3D platformer. Levels are well designed, with some great details, even with the occasional visual glitch and dodgy camera.
Kao the Kangaroo’s platforming is surprisingly solid, with well-designed and varied levels throughout. Kao himself is easy to control, with a nice varied moveset, although there’s not much here you won’t have seen in other platformers.
Visual bugs, audio bugs, and even some gameplay bugs leave Kao feeling unfinished. The levels are long, and the multiple collectibles mean there’s lots of content here, but the game hasn’t launched in a good state.
Kao’s trophy list is a short one, but if you’re enjoying the game, it should be a pretty fun one to complete, rewarding players for finding all of the collectibles on their way to finishing the game.