Tidalis is a block-based puzzle game with casual appeal, hardcore depth, and an addictive new "streams" mechanic. The game is brimming over with riffs and variants on that core mechanic with 20 game modes, dozens of special blocks and items, and 115 levels in the adventure mode alone.
วันที่วางจำหน่าย: 16 ก.ค. 2010
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  • "Tidalis is a match-3 game that doesn't feel tired or repetitive: I actually want to play it, which says something considering how many puzzle games I've reviewed. I don't think it's a stretch to say that Tidalis is one of the best puzzle game I've ever played. Simply put, if you like puzzle games (and even if you usually don't), you need to get Tidalis. Right now. Go!"
    James Allen, Out of Eight PC Game Reviews (8/8 score)
  • "Overall, this is the most robust and interesting casual game I have seen in some time. There is so much to do and so many ways to play I don't even know that casual actually suits it. Yes the gameplay is casual but this is a highly developed, well-rounded, offering from Arcen Games that puts many games of higher price to shame. It's got numerous ways to play and very successfully takes an old genre, turns it on its head, and shows you just what can be done when you think outside of the box."
    Christophor Rick, Gamers Daily News (GDN Gold Award, 9/10 Score)

ข้อมูลเกม

Tidalis is a block-based puzzle game with casual appeal, hardcore depth, and an addictive new "streams" mechanic. The game is brimming over with riffs and variants on that core mechanic with 20 game modes, dozens of special blocks and items, and 115 levels in the adventure mode alone. The basic rules of the game are this: blocks fall down into the board and have a color and an arrow direction. If a stack of blocks exceeds the height of the board, you lose. In order to clear blocks, you must right-click and drag paths through the arrows to set up chain reactions of like-colored blocks.
If this sounds simple, that's because it is -- you'll be lining up lengthy chains within minutes. But you'll be surprised how much brainpower it takes to set up combos of multiple chains, and the many brainteaser-style puzzles include some real stumpers. Tidalis has co-op and competitive multiplayer modes (both online and offline); action-oriented modes and timer-less brainteasers; a lengthy, casual-friendly adventure mode; twenty unique game modes providing innumerable twists to the basic gameplay; dozens of special blocks and items; and over fifty minutes of beautiful music to go with the painterly art.
In short, several games' worth of content are built on top of this core mechanic, which you'll quickly find to be as iconic as it is novel.

Key Features:

  • Puzzle game with casual appeal, hardcore depth, and an addictive new mechanic.
  • Two-player co-op and competitive play (both local and networked).
  • A wide selection of both action-oriented or brainteaser-like levels.
  • Casual-friendly adventure mode, hardcore-focused custom games and vs modes.
  • 20+ game styles, and dozens of items and special blocks.
  • Rich, painterly art style and beautiful music.
  • Players can create and share whole new themes, levels, and adventures.
  • Options for colorblind players, players averse to lots of light and motion, and older computers.

ความต้องการระบบ (PC)

    • OS: Windows XP SP2 or later
    • Processor: 1.4Ghz CPU minimum, 1.8 Ghz recommended for background animation or multiplayer
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended)
    • Graphics: 800x600 or greater screen resolution (32 bit color, 1280x720 recommended)
    • Hard Drive: 600 MB
    • Other Requirements: Internet Connection or LAN required for networked multiplayer. Single-computer multiplayer is also available.

ความต้องการระบบ (Mac)

    • OS: Mac OSX Intel CPU and "Leopard" 10.5 or later.
    • Processor: 1.4Ghz CPU minimum, 1.8 Ghz recommended for background animation or multiplayer
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended)
    • Graphics: 800x600 or greater screen resolution (32 bit color, 1280x720 recommended)
    • Hard Drive: 600 MB
    • Other Requirements: Internet Connection or LAN required for networked multiplayer. Single-computer multiplayer is also available.

ความต้องการของระบบ (Linux)

    • OS: Ubuntu 10.10 or later, although other unsupported distros may very well work
    • Processor: 1.4Ghz CPU minimum, 1.8 Ghz recommended for background animation or multiplayer
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended)
    • Graphics: 800x600 or greater screen resolution (32 bit color, 1280x720 recommended)
    • Hard Drive: 600 MB
    • Other Requirements: Internet Connection or LAN required for networked multiplayer. Single-computer multiplayer is also available.
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17 จาก 26 คน (65%) เห็นว่าบทวิจารณ์นี้มีประโยชน์
314 ผลิตภัณฑ์ในบัญชี
3 บทวิจารณ์
73.5 ชั่วโมงในบันทึก
I hesitated quite long about whether I would recommend this game or not. But in fact I think that Tidalis isn't interesting enough to be honestly recommended, or maybe to only be to mega fans of puzzle games. Indeed, there are a lot of possibilities in the gameplay and the different modes and it can hold some players in front of the screen for a good time, but the difficulty is quite insane sometimes and very irregular all along the adventure.
Some achievements are quite hard or at least very long to unlock, but you can get most of them by simply letting the game play by its own. Yes you're reading well: By its own. So where is the reward? In contrary, most of the hardest levels are useless in the adventure, rewarding nothing at all, and can easily be skipped if you lose (which will arrive quickly if it's hard).
So what is the purpose of this game? To beat some puzzles from time to time maybe, or literally go through the adventure, but clearly avoid playing too long at once, it could annoy you very quickly. Personally after clearing this game to 100%, I don’t want to hear about it anymore… ever!
โพสต์: 27 มกราคม 2014
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6 จาก 7 คน (86%) เห็นว่าบทวิจารณ์นี้มีประโยชน์
537 ผลิตภัณฑ์ในบัญชี
1 บทวิจารณ์
10.9 ชั่วโมงในบันทึก
Tidalis is a cute little puzzler which I find very fun to play. multiple gamemodes make this game hard to put down once you start playing it. The cute visuals and music just seem to meld with each other creating a mesmorizing experience which you have to see and hear to believe.

Visuals (9/10) The tiles are very beautiful, and the colors are just right for a game such as this. With the feature to change different styles of tiles, it just adds to the variety and niceness of the game. The backgrounds are nice and clean, and the overall effects such as wisps when you make matches, the special tiles that change the aspect of the game are nicely done.

Music (9/10) The music for this game is not overly thrilling, but it does add to the overal playing experience. It may be a slight bit repetitive, but that's fine with a puzzler when sound is not all that you should experience when playing a game such as this.

gameplay (8/10) Yes, there are a truckload of different gameplay options such as sun/moon, gravity, water and even the staple of Zen. When put together they just simply make a wonderful gaming experience. Some of the modes (even put together with other ones) can definitely make the game harder or easier, depending on which modes you have enabled.

Overall, I would give this game a 8.5/10 for the features it has. I would definitely recommend this game to my friends if they want a good puzzle game that is both satisfying and difficult (if it needs to be).
โพสต์: 9 มีนาคม 2014
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3 จาก 4 คน (75%) เห็นว่าบทวิจารณ์นี้มีประโยชน์
288 ผลิตภัณฑ์ในบัญชี
4 บทวิจารณ์
20.9 ชั่วโมงในบันทึก
This is a tough game to review, and whether it's recommended or not depends entirely on the demographic. Tidalis is a supremely polished and smooth game that has a metric ton of features. The trailers and screens don't do justice to the sheer amount of content that the game contains, and it's a nice tonic when compared to the occasional Early Access flop that you see on Steam. There's clearly a lot of love that's gone into the creation of Tidalis.

Fans of puzzle games will find a lot to admire. The gameplay is very solid with a bewildering array of game options. The adventure mode doesn't take itself too seriously, has a decent sense of humour and is as challenging as you want it to be - handicap adjustments can be made at any time, though the default difficulty provides a good test without inducing baldness. The brainteasers offer another dimension, and the level editor is sound. Multiplayer is available in all modes and works well. Special mention to an excellent OST to round things off. Perhaps I'm sounding overly positive, but I was genuinely impressed with the level of quality that this game presented.

That being said, it's ultimately held up by its own genre limitation - if you're a puzzle game fan, particularly match-3 games, then fantastic! I'd urge you to pick this immediately. But for others, it might all get a tad too samey over the course of the game. Despite some varied gameplay mechanics, it all boils down to the same core principle at the end of the day, and if that doesn't sound like your cup of tea then it might not be worth it.

I'd still recommend it as an excellent example of what a good puzzler is all about; depth, difficulty and variety.
โพสต์: 12 พฤษภาคม 2014
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2 จาก 4 คน (50%) เห็นว่าบทวิจารณ์นี้มีประโยชน์
618 ผลิตภัณฑ์ในบัญชี
6 บทวิจารณ์
8.5 ชั่วโมงในบันทึก
Very overlooked puzzle game.
โพสต์: 8 มีนาคม 2014
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1 จาก 2 คน (50%) เห็นว่าบทวิจารณ์นี้มีประโยชน์
794 ผลิตภัณฑ์ในบัญชี
10 บทวิจารณ์
2.4 ชั่วโมงในบันทึก
Tidalis is a decent little puzzler that could have done with touch controls or a 3DS version - in fact, if you told me that this was a former mobile phone game, I wouldn't doubt you for a second. you see, the object of the game is to chain together blocks by directing a stream of energy through them, but the energy will only move in the direction painted on each block. You can change the directions on each arrowed block, allowing you to set up chains that weren't there before. It gets more complicated from there, with special blocks that stop streams in their tracks, others that need to be smashed on the bottom of the playfield, and others besides.

To be honest, I've found the default difficulty rather easy and relaxing, which is how a casual puzzle game should be IMO - a casual puzzler should never frustrate the player with arbitrary difficulty spikes, it should be the mental equivalent to a light morning jog - only enough exercise to get the blood pumping, and the brain slightly warm. In what I've played of Tidalis, the only place I was continually having difficulty was the "get 7500 pints in 4 minutes" stage, and that's purely because it was pure RNG luck-based ♥♥♥♥♥♥oel.

That's the main criticism I have of the game - there's an element of randomness that's slightly unwelcome in a casual environment, though not the same sort that plagues "pay-to-win" crap like Candy Crush Saga, thank goodness. The other gripe I have with the game is the bizarre cutscenes, which are needlessly distracting and try-hard unfunny to boot. but I don't want to sound too harsh on the game - it's a great little time-waster, especially for 79p during a Steam Sale, or as part of an indie bundle (or for free from a Steam friend, thanks Broodje Gezond!). There's some nice, folksy piano/flute-led music there, too, if you're into that kind of thing.

Overall, yeah, I'd recommend it - if you can get it for cheap or free. It's not really worth £4.
โพสต์: 24 มิถุนายน 2014
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