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  • Summary: [WiiWare] Explore the universe like never before in Art Style: ORBIENT. Take control of gravity and anti-gravity and carefully maneuver your small star through 50 stages set in multiple galaxies. Collide with other stars to absorb them and make your own star expand in size, or capture the[WiiWare] Explore the universe like never before in Art Style: ORBIENT. Take control of gravity and anti-gravity and carefully maneuver your small star through 50 stages set in multiple galaxies. Collide with other stars to absorb them and make your own star expand in size, or capture the stars in your orbit and have them become your satellites. Space isn't empty, though, and you'll have to avoid bumping into obstacles or getting pulled into a black hole. If you feel like relaxing while still being challenged, this is the game for you. Its combination of simple controls, atmospheric sound and unique environment make for an experience unlike any other. [Nintendo] Collapse
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  1. The gameplay is simple but incredibly deep and addictive.
  2. Simple graphics, simple control, complex gameplay; Orbient is nothing less than a masterpiece of minimalist design, and one of the most compelling examples presented for the case that video games are a new medium of art that must be recognized.
  3. 85
    Orbient is an incredibly mellow, relaxing experience, but at the same time can be one of the most challenging games you'll ever play. It's amazing to play a design that can be so much fun and have so much strategy using so few buttons on the controller.
  4. For just 600 Points, you can't go wrong here. [Jan 2009, p.101]
  5. Putting our incessant nitpickings aside for a moment (and to be fair they are really observations as opposed to complaints) this game rocks. Many WiiWare games lack depth, but Orbient nips that stereotypical quality in the bud. The game may be conquerable within a matter of hours but after a few levels the genius of the gameplay really starts to shine through.
  6. It's a weird game, yes, but a quietly brilliant one if you put a little effort in and are prepared to grapple with the physical concepts at its heart. It's certainly the most interesting and rewarding of the three Art Style games on WiiWare, so far.
  7. This unique puzzle game may not draw you into its orbit for long, but it'll still provide hours of entertainment at an earthbound price.

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  1. Jun 1, 2011
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    The Art Style series is a series of simple to control games which begun for the GameBoy Advance, Art Style Orbient was one of the first GBAThe Art Style series is a series of simple to control games which begun for the GameBoy Advance, Art Style Orbient was one of the first GBA versions and was remade for WiiWare. The game is a somewhat of a mix of katamari, snake and asteroids. You play as a small round ship/planet/thing(?) and your goal is to absorb items that are your size and grow bigger. Smaller items can orbit around you. Your goal is to become large enough to grab the right sun into your orbit. With only two buttons to control, gravity (which pulls you towards objects) and anti gravity (which pushes you away from objects) this game is quite fun. A few points get knocked off for some of the repetitive and slightly annoying music, but is worth a try. Expand