World of Goo is an Indie-Physics-Puzzle Game developed in 2008 by 2D BOY. World of Goo is one of those quaint games that you would probably prefer to play on a mobile or smaller electronic device (with touch screen capabilities); in World of Goo you create bizarre contraptions with Goo to get to the end of the level.-Detailed breakdown review-Story:
You progress through the game being guided by "Signs" (or the "sign painter". But I always thought the signs were the side painter)
, you'll want to read every single sign in the game because they are quite humorous. The game is broken down into Five chapters, and each chapter would usually have 10-12 levels within the chapter.Game Play:
Being a puzzle game, you need to spend a fair amount of time thinking, and once you get into the farther difficult levels, at times you'll need to restart the whole level because of one mistake. There is a requirement of how many "Goo Balls" you need to save at the end of each level to pass. So that means you can't use all your Goo on construction, you need to be as minimalistic as possible in your building.
The game starts out very easily and simple, but quickly gets complex and difficult. To construct, you click and drag a Goo Ball to a certain location near the starting structure to "add" to that structure. Generally after using that Goo you cannot reuse it... but some Goo has special properties that lets you reuse them, or have other special effects.Achievements:
World of Goo has 8 Steam Achievements, all of which are pretty rough to obtain. (They went with Quality, not quantity)
I only have 2 of those achievements at this time, most of them require perfect scores on each level... Getting all of the achievements will require a great deal of determination.Price:
World of Goo is priced at $9.99, I spent 6 hours playing through the game once. So for me that's not a fair price.... However, I picked up the game on a 90% off sale, so I've actually gotten my monies worth, and then some.Conclusion:
I recommend this game to people who enjoy puzzle and/or indie games, World of Goo was a very fun play through, and it only took one afternoon to get through it, so it's a nice quaint little play through. Depending on how good you are at puzzle games World of Goo does get pretty tough at times.