Okay so the title of the review is a bit antagonistic. At least, it might seem that way to the game’s developer. I might normally be inclined to change it to put the most positive spin on the game, but this is exactly how I felt while playing the game. I want to let you know up front that I only played it for 8 or more hours but didn’t complete it. In B.E.E.P. by Big Fat Alien Games, you play a little robot named B.E.E.P. which stands for Built Exploration Extra-solar Planets. Actually you play a bunch of them as you undoubtedly will die many, many times. The game is essentially a physics-based puzzle-platformer (say that “five-times-fast”). If this is your cup-of-tea then read on.
Archive for the ‘Platformer’ Category
I was going to write my normal review, that is what the game is about and whether or not I liked it. You know the obligatory “what’s in the box” stuff, which is what I normally do. And in fact I will do it this time as well, however, after hearing and reading a few things I decided to maybe provide a less shallow review. I decided this because of what the developer is trying to do. This week’s review is for Icarus, a side-scrolling platform role-playing game. The developer Justin Scott wanted to present a role-playing experience that is told through game play “instead of despite it”. Did he succeed? Well I will attempt to tell you that, even though my experience with RPGs are rather small. I want to tell you this up front so you can judge it based on your own experiences. I’m more of the adventure game persuasion (notably graphic adventures of the 80’s and early 90’s.) However adventure games share some aspects with RPGs which allows me to comment a bit. If this little fact doesn’t throw you off, then read on…
Would you like to play a game?!? You would? On your Xbox 360? Really? What kind of game would you like, I know… a platformer (more or less), where you run and… umm run… and run and run and run and run and run and run and run and run and run and run and run and run… I know, I know, Canabalt – except that’s only for flash. Wouldn’t it be great to play Canabalt on the Xbox? Well now you can… er… sort of… with Avatar Dash – ok ok, I know it’s not the same game… or is it? Check out this refreshing video and tell me what you think.
More after the jump.