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  • Summary: Ballpoint Universe is a side-scrolling shooter / platform adventure game about a doodle named Doodle. Every bit of the game has been drawn with a ballpoint pen to build immaculate environments.

    Classic space shooter gameplay! Shoot and dodge through a hell-storm of enemies to obliterate
    the deranged doodles and the Logician scourge. Fight for the future of creativity itself! Explore doodle realms, meet intriguing, eccentric characters, get hints and items to aid your quest. Upgrades! Fully fledged 4 slot customization system; customize your ship with the gear you acquire along your journey. Equip for the needs for a certain mission; do you need a shield and sword? sword and gun? Gun and gun? Exploit the enemy fleet's weaknesses and overcome their systematic genocide of imagination! Expand
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  1. Jun 7, 2013
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    The artdesign is inspired, but unfortunately you can’t say the same for the core mechanics.
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  1. Dec 17, 2013
    3
    The game looks beautiful on the surface, with it's black and white doodle aesthetic, but that swiftly becomes a confusing mess of objects as bullets, explosions, debris and background hide each other leading to some rather frustrating deaths. Also, levels often require you to have any one of three weapon types in order to do even remotely well in them, and with only two weapon slots on your ship many waves are spent hiding in the corner waiting for the enemy to drop their shields or simply fall off the screen.

    Outside of the shooting the gameworld is extremely repetitive without offering any challenge other than trying to find an NPC to propose a mission. I often found myself wondering why those sections even existed. As it only cost £3 I can't complain too greatly, but I feel this game is going to sit in my library unplayed until I need some more space and ultimately delete it.
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