I bet the regular viewers are taking their hats off in surprise and thinking, "Chris reviewing a not underrated Indie game?". This may surprise you, but I've started trying to review less stupidly underrated games, for more recognition. I've actually recently friended JonTron and I've wanted to make a new review since I haven't made a new one.
This game really isn't new, I've just had it for a long time and never gotten a chance to review it. But A Virus Named TOM is actually pretty fun. It throws you into the action quickly and easily, but eventually, after two levels it gets hard as a rock that was cooked like hardtack, but that's one thing I just love about it. I'm really not one for very hard games because I'm not the most skilled "gamer", if you could even call me that, out there, but this particular game I really like. The plot is fairly typical; you're built by an evil scientist to destroy the world because he wants revenge for something that happened that no one really specified, but that makes it all the more better, because it takes the typical plot and makes it bareable by having some decent humor thrown into a bowl and mixed with standable graphics and some enjoyable gameplay. Honestly, I haven't played much of it because with hard games like this I usually just say, "Balls to it, I'll beat it later," and end up never playing it again, but I wanted to play this again, and again, and again. I really like the way the games soundtrack is very 32-bit but at the same time sounds really nice. The only bad things I've found out is that the game sort of drags on and gets boring after a while and multiplayer is annoying because even if you try as hard as you can you still end up blocking your fellow virus from doing their own thing so the level ends up being practically impossible to beat.
When I first played this I thought you'd be able to take control of the dog robot and gnaw people's throats out of their neck, but you end up just giving it a virus, then they go out of stock and you move on to the next part.
The art style is particularly nice looking due to the fact it's the type of art that is a load of squares and triangles and it looks like the stuff they used in that one 1980's futuristic kids cartoon, whatever it was called, but it's kind of annoying at times.
The puzzle gameplay is pretty challenging and it's actually kind of fun, in the 'you've been playing Portal 2 for 7 hours straight and you still don't know what the bloody hell is going on yet' kind of way. But at the same time, it has no difficulty curve. It's just a random barrage of some partly impossible levels and hell easy levels and it's kind of just trying to be the next best thing, which messes with what the game could've been. I see potential in this game, but they messed it up.
4/10, nice try, though.