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  1. Apr 2, 2013
    7
    Very trippy. I like this game. Sure, it is not a AAA dog fighting set-piece battle with boss fights, plot and other such business. This is a game for getting in the zone and more like surfing than flying. The big idea is that you fly a ship that is pretty slow and you try to maintain proximity to the 'wave' in order to go faster. You can also fly over power-ups (or friendly units) thatVery trippy. I like this game. Sure, it is not a AAA dog fighting set-piece battle with boss fights, plot and other such business. This is a game for getting in the zone and more like surfing than flying. The big idea is that you fly a ship that is pretty slow and you try to maintain proximity to the 'wave' in order to go faster. You can also fly over power-ups (or friendly units) that heal and speed-boost you. There is one type of baddie for those people who must shoot things to have a fun game experience but this is not the point of the game. Riding the wave is the point. The 'wave' is a generated fractal-procedural doohickey thing that forms a sort of track. The sensation of speed is well done and it is a challenge to maintain you path and speed while in the wave. It is elegant and simple and visually arresting. This makes for fun and possibly relaxing game-play for a more casual experience. As such, it is a nice place to visit every now and then. (Also features some cool soundtrack music) If you prefer bolting a new plasma cannon to your space-frigate you may enjoy Gratuitous Space Battles or Darkstar. Expand
  2. Apr 23, 2014
    6
    If you've ever wanted to play your (music player of choice)'s visualizer or a 90's screensaver, here's your chance. Best used as a visualizer or screensaver instead of an actual game if you don't do drugs. Hard to recommend or put down; this just seems like a pretty college project with lots of customization options.
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  1. PC PowerPlay
    Feb 24, 2011
    70
    Unique and beautiful, but barely a game. [Mar 2011, p.71]
  2. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Feb 23, 2011
    70
    More than a game it is a tool to create procedurally generated galaxies ... and they look absolutely gorgeous. [Issue#201]
  3. Oct 22, 2010
    70
    Despite the pretence of gaming structure, let's call The Polynomial what it is: an invitation to sit around in self-medicated bliss.