Time to recommend that sweet little game called Pressured
I bought it out of pure curiosity, because of its surprisingly cheap price, and because I'm hell of a Puzzle-game lover!
Now, that may sound weird, but my biggest peeves in videogames, are mathemathics, skill/quickthinking, and TIMERS. Since that game was based on all those mechanics at the same time, I definitly had to give it a try, because I'm a man, I CAN DO IT!Gameplay
Of course I'm kidding, Pressured
is much more entertaining than a plain timed arithmetic simulation. It has something really addictive, which I couldn't describe, but it sure has that little thing that makes you go : "Let's see what I could play today... Perhaps that game? But hey, first let's play Pressured and beat my recooord!"
isn't the kind of game on which you would spend 2 straight hours (Or, who knows? If you're such a fan like that!), but it's the perfect game to kill some time, and play now and then, once or twice a day, just to relax and get better.
Basically, you're given a target, and you must click on the figures that appear on the screen to reach that target through additions. But the clever part, is that you cannot use the same LAST figure twice in a row! For instance, if your target is 10, you can either click 5+5, then 4+3+1+1+1, but then you won't be able to do 9+1, since you already finished your previous sum with a 1. It requires constantly finding new additions to do.
In my case, I mostly use the game for its intellectual aspect, as I'm really terrible with mathematics, and even more with mental arithmetic. I found Pressured
being amazingly useful to train that ability, while having fun. Music
The music isn't really intrusive, hopefully since it would be annoying for a game that requires concentration!
That being said, I took some time to listen carefully to the main tune, and, from a musician point of view, I really enjoyed it! It feels like the game has some secret to reveal, something mysterious, just like the game itself.Content
As a randomly-generated game, there's no such thing as "content", "lenght" or "replay value". You play whenever you want to, and that's it! One thing I shoud mention, is the presence of poetry bits, as you unlock the ingame achievements.
Some of these achievements are easy, some require a lot of determination. When you finally achieve them, you're given some fragments of wise mathematic-related poetry, and it's a real pleasure to be rewarded with them as you get better with the game! Will you be skilled enough to unlock them all?
Finally, I would like to mention the fact I strongly recommend the game to support Paul Marrable, for being a kind-hearted, responsive and caring person towards his game's playerbase, as well as a promising videogame developer; and these reasons themselves are really worth recommending Pressured
I will eagerly be looking forward to acquiring his future games!Pressured - 17/20