Friday, August 24, 2012

Game Review: Unmechanical

Unmechanical is a puzzle adventure that combines tricky puzzle solving, alluring exploration, and an engrossing atmosphere. Set in a fantastic world of flesh, rock and steel, your journey to freedom requires you to solve a great variety of puzzling challenges, and while its easy to pick up and play, later challenges may prove very difficult indeed.

Features

Intuitive and simple controls, applied to a great range of interactions

A carefully created world with unique environments and an engrossing atmosphere

More than 30 unique puzzles, including logic-, physics-, and memory oriented challenges

Uncover a dark secret through strange clues and fantastic events

Over three hours of puzzle-solving, exploration, and adventure

Unmechanical
Release Date: August 8, 2012
Rating: 4/5 stars 
Console: PC
Buy: Steam Store

Review:

I missed those good old 2d puzzle solving games and this game was released at exactly the right time for me. It hit me just when I was in the mood for an adventure game. Ussually I get bored with this kind of games but this is the third game I actually enjoyed until the very end. The other two were the curse of monkey island (the whole series) and the Machinarium.

Graphics: The graphics are very nice and smooth as in every 2D game these days. I didn't notice anything really surprising except maybe the luck of bugs. Also the water motion in 2D games always amazes me for some strange reason...

Gameplay: It is pretty simple yet fullfilling actually. You can move the little robot around by pressing the standarized "wasd" keys and activate its "magnetic hook" with every other key a normal person would try, this includes left and right mouse keys, space bar, enter and some other keys. The developers have done a really great job with simulating gravity and the effects of mass on movement. Also the speed and inertia of the robot is very realisticaly affected by the weight of the things it is carrying. Good job guys.

Story: Well as in all good old creepy 2D adventures you start right in the game with almost no explanation as to where you are, why are you there, what is going on the world, what date is it or any info you would need... In this game it doesn't get any better later. I still don't know anything about the era or the world or even this robot. The strange thing is, I don't really mind that, it was just so fullfilling helping this little robot get back to safety. Also there are 2 different endings to the game and I explored both of them ^^

The game is made by an indie company so they need our support, and I am always happy to support indie developers when they are worth it. These guys tottaly worth it. The game is sold for less than 10$ so go get it people ! 

1 comment:

  1. Wow!nice review!Actually you made me want to buy this game!As a fan of monke island i enjoy those games!So it will definitely gonna worth my time!

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