I got this game when it was on sale for $0.29, and was very, very surprised with how it played. I watched many different YouTube playthroughs for this game, and also read many reviews - a good number of both have (unfortunately) involved the authors giving up on the game within the first few minutes. For anyone who ends up trying this game, please, I implore you all to give it a chance and play through at least the first few levels/sections before determining a verdict.
If you like challenging, brutal twitch/reflex-based gameplay, and have masochistic tendencies, then you will really enjoy this game.
The aesthetics are decent - the backgrounds are nice, however, you will mostly be paying attention to the falling block shapes. The music and sounds are okay, but I preferred to play with the audio muted in favor of my own. The story is pretty basic, but provides a good rationale of why you are playing with different block shapes (which are actually "meteors" in the game world).
The controls are very simple - left and right arrow keys to rotate the base of each platform, and down arrow key to accelerate the fall of your current block(s). The tutorials are quick and helpful. The learning curve is entirely dependent on your skill at twitch/reflex gameplay. The most difficult part for me was the last section (6), which has a combination of every mechanic in the game. Difficulty progression is reasonable, and each new mechanic introduced is given in a basic form before the advanced conception in subsequent levels.
During gameplay, different block shapes will fall through an initial platform, and your goal is to get enough stacks of each shape to the bottommost platform. As you progress, new mechanics are introduced, like more shapes to deal with, opening/closing lids that must be bypassed, and blocks that fall in rapid succession. Timing is the primary element in this game, and quick reflexes will benefit you greatly.
Overall, the game is a fantastic challenge for twitch junkies, and I often find myself raging at how much the game seems to troll you at the right (or wrong) times.
DJSF @DJSF's Rogue Reviews
Zamieszczono: 15 października