- Summary: ? The Press Loves Vector! ? ? ? ? ? ? “Top-3 upcoming game for iOS devices … It will be fantastic to play this game on Retina Display of new iPad” -- siliconindia.com -- ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? “The way Vector mimics the movements of real-life parkour practitioners? The Press Loves Vector! ? ? ? ? ? ? “Top-3 upcoming game for iOS devices … It will be fantastic to play this game on Retina Display of new iPad” -- siliconindia.com -- ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? “The way Vector mimics the movements of real-life parkour practitioners is quite impressive … [I] can’t wait to be entrapped in Vector’s promising mix of direction and magnitude.” -- appadvice.com -- ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? “Vector is thrilling, rich in variety and it reminds us of Stick Run, but offers much more elaborate animations.” -- fbgamer.de -- ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? “The game looks smashing … ” -- idroidplay.com -- ? ? ? ? ? ? Check out what players are saying about Vector! ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? “Awesome!”, “Wow! Perfect Game, Man”, “Greatest game I ever ‘ran’!!!”, “Woohoo! 5 stars!”... ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? What is Vector? ? Vector is an exciting, arcade-style game featuring you as the exceptional freerunner who won’t be held down by the system. The game opens with a view into a totalitarian world where freedom and individually is nothing more than a distant dream. But the heart of a free runner is strong, and you soon break free. Run, vault, slide and climb using extraordinary techniques based on the urban ninja sport of Parkour all while being chased by “Big Brother” who’s sole purpose is to capture you and bring you back. Inspired by the practice and principles of Parkour, Vector’s intuitive controls please players of all levels, and sophisticated level designs challenge the most demanding players with fast-paced timing puzzles as the traceur “flows” over the dystopian rooftops. ? Game Features ? ? Arcade gameplay from the makers of the hit Facebook game ? Astoundingly lifelike Parkour-inspired moves made possible by Cascadeur animation tools? 30+ a wesome, challenging levels, with more and more added with each update ? Quick to learn, challenging to master ? Available for both iPhone & iPad ? Also available on iPad (Vector HD) and Facebook!? Supported Devices: iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPod Touch 4th & 5th Generation. … Expand
Positive: 3 out of 3
Mixed: 0 out of 3
Negative: 0 out of 3
Positive: 0 out of 1
Mixed: 1 out of 1
Negative: 0 out of 1
Jan 5, 2014Now, some people might wondering why this game is being reviewed (by myself of all people) so late after this game's release. Or, maybe not.Now, some people might wondering why this game is being reviewed (by myself of all people) so late after this game's release. Or, maybe not. Regardless, I feel that this game deserves some attention on this site. You see, Vector was initially released on iOS during the summer of 2012, with Android version released on the 14th of February, this year. However, excluding this blog post, the game is only mentioned on ONE page throughout the entire site of IGN (you can try to find it by typing "Vector" on the search tab on the top right corner of the IGN home page). It is because of the regard, or rather, the lack of regard for it that I am creating a review of Vector. Still, whether or not this review is taken seriously by the IGN community is not my main concern.
Anyways, Vector takes place in a futuristic and dystopian world in which freedom and individuality are no longer accepted and both seem to be nothing more than a distant memory. As seen in the game's trailer (the video is shown below), many citizens appear to be working in a large office space, and literally every last one of them looks exactly the same (including the game's protagonist, but we'll get to that later). They are seen passing through a detector of some sort in the trailer as well, each one equipped with several lasers. In addition, all of the workers present are wearing a yellow headset (probably uses some form of mind control), in which turns green when pass through the detector. They apparently have a ruler in this society as well, but Vector never goes into detail on his identity other than the fact that he is an adult white male (please no racist comments).
You play as a free runner who rebels against this totalitarian society. In Vector's trailer, he takes off his headset, causing it to turn red, and in addition, set off an alarm. He then promptly flees the scene and jumps off the building in which the large office is located. This explains why the protagonist is running away in the game's levels in the first place. Since he escaped, a guard/soldier named "Big Brother" (what a dumb name, no offense to the developers, Nekki) is sent to chase down the protagonist and probably arrest him.
Vector comes in two versions, the "Free" version and the "Deluxe" version. There are three different areas filled with challenging levels in the game: Downtown, Construction Yard, and Technology Park. The latter two can unlocked by collecting stars for completing levels. As of June 22, 2013, the free version currently contains twenty-four different levels, while the deluxe/full version contains roughly forty different levels. The deluxe version also comes without advertisements, unlike the free version. The deluxe version of Vector currently retails for $.99, a pretty inexpensive price for extra features.
Vector allows you to collect coins during levels in order to unlock extras such as new tricks, gadgets, and gear. This game takes quite a bit of influence from parkour, as shown by the protagonist's variety of abilities. The game boasts over one hundred tricks that are usable (my personal favorite happens to be the "Screwdriver"). Gadgets can be used to alter gameplay, such as slowing down time or killing off "Big Brother" for the moment. Gear, however, seems to be pretty much for show only.
However, Vector doesn't come without its fair share of downsides, unfortunately. Vector often suffers from framerate issues during playthroughs of later levels, especially when there's plenty present in the enviornment. Still, this doesn't deal too much damage to the overall experience, though it might become frustrating at times.
Vector manages to sell itself as a worthwhile mobile game that will keep you entertained for plenty of hours to come. This is true despite its flaws and it being nothing particularly groundbreaking. Bro.… Expand