There are some games that immediately engage you from the get-go and make you feel attachment/wanting to invest your time, this is not one of them.
At its core, this is just a connect-the-pipes game, decorated with pretty visuals, cutscenes and a plot of questionable originality. The graphics are good, probably too good for a game that is better played on phones. I played past the pet and the teleporter to see if it will get better or introduce new, exciting elements, but it stayed the same.
While not overly difficult, the concept of memorizing/precisely moving to get the best time is annoying and there is no real meaning or sense of achievement in the medal system.
I don't own a controller or played with other people, maybe the game is better if you try those - but there is not a single redeeming factor for a single player, I found myself playing the second hour just to get those cards already. This is not the feeling a game should leave you with.
I don't strongly warn against TOM, there are worse games out there, but it isn't worth the money. It's okay, if you get it in the bundle, avoid otherwise.
Posted: December 13th, 2013