Indsendt: 18. august
A Fling, a fling, a one time thing.
Offspring Fling is one of those unfortunate cases where a great art style, catchy music, and interesting concept (speed running x puzzle solving x tending to your flock) come together in a game bogged down by floaty, imprecise character movement and poor controller implementation. The real challenge here is getting the character to do what you want consistently.
Typically, one might be expected to adapt to the controls over time, but since the player is tasked with performing actions within a very narrow window, every second you're left fighting them, is time lost in your attempt to achieve the goal. The result is a very frustrating experience.
The inclusion of a level editor is a welcome surprise since this leads to an unlimited amount of extra content (stages) you could potentially create for yourself, or share with others online.
Graphics options are sparse, ranging from two preset windowed options to two preset fullscreen options. They serve their purpose but it's nothing fancy.
Bottomline: Unless you're proficient with just the keyboard itself, or prepared to configure a controller through third party software such as joytokey, I'd say pass on this for now (although there is potential for things to be fixed in the future).
edit: Join the beta branch for a build of this game with better controls that actually make the game enjoyable (although proper menu navigation is still lacking, you're at least able to control character movement with the dpad).