Waveform PC

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  • Summary: Navigate the beauty and hazards of the solar system while riding on a wave of light in this innovative arcade-action game. On your journey to restore light to a dying galaxy being consumed by a Singularity, you'll travel from Pluto to the Sun and interact with a wide variety of strangeNavigate the beauty and hazards of the solar system while riding on a wave of light in this innovative arcade-action game. On your journey to restore light to a dying galaxy being consumed by a Singularity, you'll travel from Pluto to the Sun and interact with a wide variety of strange objects, and mind-bending situations that will affect the path of your wave, and the world around you, in interesting ways. Collapse

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  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Mar 22, 2012
    100
    The concept of controlling a wave of light is executed flawlessly through beautifully rendered levels and a challenging, but addictive gameplay experience. Gamers looking for a truly unique and innovative experience shouldn't hesitate to add Waveform to their list of must-play games this year.
  2. May 31, 2012
    85
    All in all, Waveform is a fantastic casual game which revels in both frustration and addiction. And best of all, this extreme enjoyment will only set you back the tidy sum of USD $7.
  3. PC Gamer UK
    May 11, 2012
    81
    It's a formula that works surprisingly well, and, at such a small price, Waveform is a bargain. [June 2012, p.95]
  4. Mar 20, 2012
    80
    Are you in the mood for a unique puzzle game filled with ambient electronic music and want to feel good about supporting independent game development? Waveform may just be right up your alley. It is elegant in its simplicity, but don't let that fool you. The game quickly becomes challenging and with about eleven stages (filled with ten levels each), there's a surprisingly large amount of game and replayability to be had. I see myself coming back to this game often.
  5. Mar 21, 2012
    79
    Its colorful visuals and retro-symphonic soundtrack are easy on the eyes and ears, while its minimalistic design ensures gamers of all skill levels can immediately jump in and enjoy saving the galaxy.
  6. Apr 5, 2012
    75
    Waveform is created out of a unique concept and is mostly made for casual gamers. The gameplay can be difficult though, making it interesting for the hardcore as well. This game will frustrate you at times though. It's also a shame that the music gets boring after a while.
  7. Mar 28, 2012
    70
    As it stands, Waveform has an excitement curve as bendy as its core gameplay conceit. A wholly unique experience with brilliant mechanics at the centre, its only misstep is its overreach preventing it from shining as bright as it could have.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. Mar 25, 2012
    10
    Waveform has you flying a particle through various space-themed levels, collecting little orbs of 'light', among other things. The catch is,Waveform has you flying a particle through various space-themed levels, collecting little orbs of 'light', among other things. The catch is, the particle will only travel along a sine wave - of which the player can manipulate the amplitude and frequency, providing the primary way to control the particle's position. While the levels are rarely difficult to complete on the most basic level, completionists and those looking for a challenge will enjoy attempting 100% completions of the levels.

    With a well developed, intelligent mechanic, challenging gameplay for those who seek it, and a relaxing atmosphere, Waveform is an excellent game well worth checking out.
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  2. Sep 2, 2012
    10
    Indie games don't get better than this! Waveform launches you into space on sine wave which you can increase the amplitude and frequency byIndie games don't get better than this! Waveform launches you into space on sine wave which you can increase the amplitude and frequency by means of travel. Ride the wave while avoiding objects and collecting light particles is what it's all about. There are at least eight stages around a planet, plus the ability to post your high scores on the leaderboard. Each stage of the game gets progressively harder as you strive to unlock achievements and complete each 'wave' perfectly. The developers check the Steam forums on a regular basis and listen intently to everyone's suggestions and are constantly improving gameplay. There is even downloadable content available. It's reasonably priced and a great game to own. Expand
  3. Mar 22, 2012
    10
    Waveform is fun for casual gamers and hardcore gamers alike. I have been enjoying this game a lot and surprisingly it has dragged my wife awayWaveform is fun for casual gamers and hardcore gamers alike. I have been enjoying this game a lot and surprisingly it has dragged my wife away from her gaming consoles to compete with me for high scores. The soundtrack is excellent and there is a lot of variety in the game mechanics over the course of the game .Easy to play , hard to master its a great addition to anyone's Steam library .I'm giving it a ten based on value for money. Check out my earlier gameplay preview http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRK-OqJnOe4 Expand
  4. Mar 25, 2012
    9
    Certainly one of the most hypnotic games to be released this year. "Easy to pick up, hard to master" defines the surprisingly intuitive mouseCertainly one of the most hypnotic games to be released this year. "Easy to pick up, hard to master" defines the surprisingly intuitive mouse controls. It doesn't take much effort to complete each stage (at least initially), but you'll nevertheless find yourself pushing for that elusive 100% completion. The joys here are similar to those of shmups or other lightshow puzzlers. It's a sublime feeling when hand and waveform enter harmony, color combos explode, and numbers ascend. Shooting aliens in the face doesn't quite compare. Priced at $6.99--the cost of an upscale meal at McDonalds--this is an absolute steal. Expand
  5. Jun 23, 2015
    8
    Is this the best game ever? No. Is this the best music/puzzle game ever? No. Is this the best indie game ever? No. Is this a damn good gameIs this the best game ever? No. Is this the best music/puzzle game ever? No. Is this the best indie game ever? No. Is this a damn good game with challenging yet addictive gameplay? Yes. Sometimes it kind of irritates me and changes its rules slightly, but all considered, it's a good game I would like to see a sequel to.
    Also, I got it when it was 15p on Steam, so I can't complain.
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  6. Jul 29, 2013
    8
    Had given a bad review due to a mouse bug making the game simply unplayable for me, but they saw the review and fixed it, hehe! Can give it aHad given a bad review due to a mouse bug making the game simply unplayable for me, but they saw the review and fixed it, hehe! Can give it a proper rating now Expand
  7. May 10, 2016
    1
    Meh. I couldn't play this for more than a few minutes. Interesting concept, but gets boring and repetitive quickly. I'd recommend findingMeh. I couldn't play this for more than a few minutes. Interesting concept, but gets boring and repetitive quickly. I'd recommend finding something else to play Expand

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