World of Goo is an addictive and challenging physics-based puzzle game that forces you to think. A powerful message is sent, opening your eyes to the fact that we pollute so much of our Earth just to make useless items because we think they look nice.
In this game, you use your mouse to build structures out of these cute little orbs of muck, called “gooballs”. You have a set goal of gooballs to collect, but it is better if you collect more. For those of you that strive to get high scores in games, the amount of gooballs you got, the time it took to get those gooballs, and the amount of moves you made in order to get said gooballs are shown at the end of the level. There is also a sandbox mode where you can compete with others all around the world in order to try to build the tallest goo towers. I, personally, find this mode to be sort of boring, but there are others out there who I know love it and have a lot of fun with it.
The graphics in this game are very good, and unless you have an extremely old computer or video accelerator, it doesn’t lag at all. The art style is very attractive, and each level has a different look to it. There are also many different “species” of gooballs to discover as you play the game. Both of these things provide for a spectrum of colours and designs to keep the game exciting and new.
To accompany all of these things, Kyle Gabler created a stellar soundtrack for the game. Every track on the soundtrack is beautiful, and the artist even included notes for his inspirations and ideas for many of the tracks, found on this website: http://kylegabler.com/WorldOfGooSoundtrack/
-Has a message
-Cute character/stage art
-Sandbox mode can be boring