Nov 16, 2013I'm not sure what to say about this game really. I really want to like it, but its one pretty dismal flaw sets it back about 3 points, simply because it takes the meaning out of all of its good qualities. So much so, that I couldn't pull myself through the entire game. If I described this game in one word, it would be 'disposable'. Seriously, the money I have for iOS games is tight. Money is much better spent.
I'll start with the good points. I do like the soundtrack and design of this game. It has great variety and always maintains a sense of mystery, which goes very well with the narrative. I won't give away too much about that though.
In fact, I probably would have given this a 7 at least. It's just that this game is much harder than it should.
I would be tempted to even call this a rage game. I don't know why they made this so hard, but it was probably to pad out the gameplay. Looking at the length of the first few levels, you would probably say that this game would be finished in about 2-3 sessions. Nope. One week later and I still haven't finished it. As the levels go on, they start to feel much too lengthy, and it requires you to be pitch perfect throughout the level, as if you're slightly off avoiding one obstacle you'll crash into the next. In fact, there were so many times that I was stuck on one level, that I've pretty much forgotten the gist of what the narrative was about now. That's what I mean when I say it takes the meaning out of its good qualities. It's so hard that it makes you forget.
I would have given it a 7 or 8 without this flaw, but 8 for me means something I genuinely feel proud for because I somehow managed to spot it out of the rest of the crowd. But now it was between 5 or 6. But then, knowing that there are plenty of much better iOS games out there, as I said, there is one word I could use to describe this. 'Disposable'. That's what made it a 5 for me.… Expand
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