OOZI: An Earth Adventure. An evenly paced colourful plat-former, about 5 hours in story mode but provides additional length through challenge stages unlocked by maximizing designated hidden in game tokens. The Steam leader-boards are an exceptional touch. Not in the vein of Super Meat Boy or any other punishing plat-formers, OOZI is a plat-former that you can actually finish and have a pleasant time while doing so.
Difficulty selection ranges from "Kid" to "Hardcore" though the latter just makes the game slightly more challenging. Players are not punished for failure and retuned to checkpoints with previously collected assets intact, which means that for example, discovered secrets persist on restarting checkpoints.
There are numerous game play mechanics which vary the experience. Additionally, OOZI introduces "Quantum Ghosts", holographic recordings of other players that appear in your game. This also means that your game-play is being recorded as well for an appearance in other OOZI instances.
The layouts of the levels are homogeneous and are only distinguished by theme and obstacles. More diversity in this regard would of been welcomed. The controls are tight enough for precision movement though I felt that the wall mechanics could of been better implemented.
OOZI: An Earth Adventure featuring a nice array of Steamworks features; Steam Achievements, Leader-boards, Cloud Save, Trading Cards and Full Controller Support. The developer is also very responsive. I reported a broken achievement and it was fixed in 10 minutes. Their hard work is apparent by the high level of polish and Steam features that have been applied to this adorable plat-former.
Geplaatst: 18 december 2013