If it weren’t for the great character design, sharp script, and wonderful art, the entire experience would have been torturous. Unfortunately, the A+ presentation is kneecapped by the (at best) C+ rate gameplay. There are moments of brilliance, but the clunky controls and repetition really threaten the enjoyability of the game’s final stages. The game could have benefited from a lot more play testing at the very least. At a $15 price tag on Live Arcade, I can’t in good faith recommended Comic Jumper. Try the demo and if you don’t have any problems with the controls or gameplay style, go ahead and take the plunge. Personally, I would wait until this hits a $10 price point, but solely for the story.