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Fomalhaut Flowers :: noir, luck, and an unresponsive jump button :: side scrolling puzzle (?) platformer that comes off as frustrating due to the awkward physics and unavoidable deaths. 4.5/10
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While 2D platformer and puzzle games are not something I play often, Henosis managed to catch my eye because of its visuals. And even though this game is not something I would remember for a long time, it still delivers a decent amount of entertainment.
You play as a cute, small, blue blob who collects water tokens so it could restore the vitality of its homeworld. And that is it, nothing more, nothing less. To be precise, the game does not have any form of storytelling, and this might be the only information about the story you can get. However, this game does not need any, and I did not miss it.
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What’s a blob gotta do to get some service around here?
If you want to see Henosis in action, watch my video. It’s a blob’s life and your goal is to find water to survive. Jumping from platform to platform is satisfying and a bit surreal, and timing your jumps and movement is both joyful and rage-inducing. To assist you, you’ve got a time slowing effect that is required in some parts and makes others easier. Henosis isn’t difficult, per se, except when it is.
Do not buy this game. There are better flash player games out there. Simplistic platformer that has very little in terms of everything. The game looked totally different when first uploaded to steam by the way.
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| Byte sized review | Lost and found |
| Graphics | 3/5 - I am generally not a huge fan of anime, especially when it’s hypersexualized as most often than not seems to be the case to the uneducated (in the art form) like myself. As a kid growing up I always thought of it as too raw and too ugly for my tastes much preferring the style of western cartoons, but over the years I have gradually come to enjoy some of Studio Ghibli’s output (that is about as far as my anime adventurousness extends as I have never had any desire to seek out other studios output). Forgotton Anne visually reminds me of Studio Ghibli’s output and that is the highest praise I could possibly reap upon it. While I would have much preferred a more traditional western cartoon animation style, and that is just my personal taste, it works here and continues to help me broaden my horizons which is only a good thing. |
So that’s where my socks go. Well, I hope they had a nice life.
We all lost something. Whether it be that jacket that you forgot to take with you or an important paper that you misplaced. Or perhaps you forgot you had something as years pass. If you’re lucky, you would be able to find it again, if not, it’s a mystery where it ended up. However, what if a whole other universe houses these items and gives them life?
Anne lives in such a world, along with another human named Bonku. Anne is the Enforcer, which requires her to keep the order and make sure those not following the rules gets repercussions. But why should Forgotlings (lost and forgotten things) listen? Well, Anne and Bonku both wield the Arca which can give or take away Anima, their power source and their life energy. If a Forgotling’s Anima is taken, or distilled, they will just be a regular old item again. However, rebels have risen up despite the threat of being distilled and has threatened the near completion of the Ether Bridge as well as everyone to go back to their owner. Things have gotten too far out of hand, it’s time for the Enforcer to step in.
GRAPHICS / AESTHETIC : 20/10
PLAYTIME (2-5 hours ): 4/10
MUSIC : 20/10
(I know it might seem like a high price for a short game but you need to remember that this is an indie studio and I believe the price reflects the healthy payment the artists would receive for the time they spent pouring love and detail into every crevice)
should you get this game? YES! I think everyone should experience a game of this beauty. But if you’re someone who strictly wants to get a new game for the game elements, this might not be for you, if you like the aestheic and are okay playing something for the story and experience then definitely get this game!!
Target Audience: Adventuring Players Looking for a Cute Casual Time
Hoa is a game where spectical and whismy take the forefront of the experience: and if those things don’t matter to you, then it’s probably not a game for you. It’s not trying to be an interesting platformer in any sort of way. Sure, the mechanics here work and the controls are responsive enough, but many of the elements act as a minor challenge at best despite some puzzling have to be done. But that’s not what the game is trying to really test: it’s taking you on an adventure for you to get lost in the beautiful visuals, the environment that tells a story in each area, and the ultimately uplifting story that will make you feel your troubles melt away for that day.
Added new game mechanics with gravity and physics, no rotation.This is a good independent
game in a gloomy atmospheric world.
Creating a sequel to a good game is no simple task. But somehow, Dnovel did it. They
improved The Square Key every conceiveable way.
If you liked TSK, you’ll LOVE Black Ido.
Nice Game with cool design. Better be bought during sale.
Golf Club Wasteland
A neat little mini-golf game set in the post apocalypse. The vibes are pretty depressing, since you ARE golfing in the wasteland, but it’s easily offset by RADIO NOSTALGIA FROM MARS!!!! (There used to be a mini review here but I’m done with this game for now)
After trying out iron mode for 5-6 hours, I can confidently say that this mode is a gimmick and that the developers did not play-test this mode at all. Want proof? Check out the achievement statistics, you’ll see that the Iron mode achievement has a VERY low % of the players completing it. Clearly, this a cardinal sin of laziness, with the developers thinking that it’s okay to slap a mode like this into the game and market it but not attempt it themselves. This is a ridiculous challenge in of itself, the weakest point of the game, and you bet your ass that I’m going to give some brutally honest feedback for it.
I’m not recommending this game because the whole package is a bit of a mess, but it does has its merits.
Without talking too much about the story, it’s a bit of a mess in that when you go through and re-read it, things don’t match up or just aren’t very well told. There’s a story here, and then there’s another telling of another tiny story, and those two somewhat contradict each other a bit. The stories told on the radio are also fantastic on their own, but it paints a bit of an incongruent history that might be a bit too scathing for the things it has a bias against; to the point where it sorta ignores how the world works…but I mean, it’s a story; there’s nothing wrong with that besides making it a bit unbelieveable.
You’re lightyears off-course, low on power, and have one critical goal: throw an epic surprise party so the colonists don’t freak out when they defrost. Harlow is an atmospheric 2.5D platformer where you’ll use physics to evade the dangers of an ancient planet, gather materials, and plan a party in space.
Meet Harlow, a compact robot aboard the R1-Humanity. Along with Manifesto, the ship’s logistics A.I., you’ll stockpile supplies and transform the ship from a cold wayward vessel into a stellar celebration to cheer up the cryogenically frozen crew onboard.
Jump, Roll, and Evade! Harlow’s physics-based controls will have you navigating oceans of acid, dodging ancient machinery, and traversing lavafalls!
Plan a Surprise Party: Decorate the R1-Humanity with 3D printed party supplies. Unlock different endings based on how you transform the ship!
Tale of six
An interesting game with an unusual idea. If you like hard platformers (but you have to be ATTENTIVE, and sometimes you have to think) or you want to try your luck, then this game is for you.
Simple graphics, but was a well made and challenging platformer.
Uncover this short dark tale as you progress through this twisted journey.
Meet some fellow hybrid local types along the way who provide inside secrets.
Unlock the timed aspect and use your parkour-platformer skills to race through the world.
Compete with your friends (and everyone else) on the leaderboards.
Earn items and trinkets with which to decorate your home.