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Game: Checkers
Maker: Mat7772
Type: Platform


Pre Thoughts:

     I was looking for a good game to review, but I couldn't find a single game I actually found enjoyable. Then, I stumbled upon this. I got pretty excited when I saw the thumbnail. I knew that it was one of Matty's many great puzzle Platformer games. The unique title also made me curious on what this game contains. I wouldn't be surprised that this game would be good knowing that Matty has one of the most featured games on the site. With 29 features, I expect a lot from him, I'd be looking for some new puzzles too.

....Now onto the actual review....

Gameplay:

     When I started the game I was stunned to find a new puzzle 30 seconds in. I also loved the way he used the wheels to the players' advantage. It was quite creative, not just that they were unique, they were also well placed. He used a lot of them too, they were scattered throughout the map. This wasn't the only thing that was well placed, every single puzzle used in the game was placed very neatly and it helped the scenery in the game. Nothing that I've seen in the game was messy or unnecessary. The only problem I had in the beginning was that he didn't add a storyline. He is known for some good ones!

     This game was very creative in my opinion. The puzzles were very special, some I've never seen before. He also used everything to make the game better, not worse. Although the scenery wasn't all that special, which I will talk about later, the unique puzzles made up for it. Matty makes you think twice before doing something (Like the "Pick a Key" part and other stuff). Those little things will cost someone the game. He makes you think harder than usual until your brain explodes.

     The difficulty in the game was quite challenging. It was hard trying solve each puzzle and making sure not to screw up. The tiniest of mistakes, and you would lose. You also need to look at your surroundings, each object is the key to beating the game. Planning ahead is another way to succeed in this game. Something I would have liked to see however, would be some action in between. Maybe some enemies along the way? Or some traps at some point? Of course, this is a puzzle Platformer game, but I got a little bored a little in the game. There really isn't any breathing room between each puzzle which makes my brain stress even more than usual.

     The scenery isn't all that special, but it wasn't terrible either. It was just a bunch of spaced blocks. The game should have added some more unique decorations (statues, plants, etc.) when necessary. Some places just felt like it needed something more. Some pazazz maybe? It was a little boring seeing the exact same boring scenery for 5 minutes.

     This was a very fun game and with just a little more tweaks, it could end up being one of the best games I've played. Now, is it feature worthy?

Ratings:

Most of you probably just skip the review and go to the ratings (because that's what I do).

Creativity: 3/5 [Meh]. There were some very unique puzzle in the game, but I felt that the scenery could use some work.

Placement: 5/5 [Perfection]. I loved how Matty used everything to the players' advantage and how he placed every puzzle with perfection.

Scenery: 2/5 [Eh]. The scenery in my opinion was very bland, not much work was put out to make it the best it could be. It was the games weakest spot.

Difficulty: 4/5 [Yay]. The puzzles are very tough and challenging.

Fun/Addictiveness: 4/5 [Yay]. The game was really fun, but the there were some empty spots in the game that Matty could've filled in.

Final Score: 18/25 [Meh].

Feature Worthy?

This game was already featured but if it weren't, I'd be surprised. Of course the game has a few flaws, but the puzzles were just too good. I can't get out of my mind that Matty had come up with that. Also, if players are stuck, they can also used the walkthrough in the description.

Final Thoughts:

What does Matty have in store for us next? I certainly can't wait until his next game will come out. My expectations were high for this game, but it just got higher. What will he do next time? We'll just have to wait and see!

« Last Edit: June 17, 2013, 10:05 pm by vpopsiclev »
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Re: Not Your Ordinary Game of Checkers...
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2013, 01:43 am »
Thank god the GS is over, I can finally publish this.
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Re: [Application] Not Your Ordinary Game of Checkers...
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2013, 11:11 am »
Any Reviewers have any opinions  ;)
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Re: [Application] Not Your Ordinary Game of Checkers...
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2013, 11:40 am »
It was good, but you're not quite there.  It needs just a little more.  Also the word repetition was making my eye twitch.  Very this and very that lol.  Change that!  I'm hoping that when you repost this, edited, that I can accept it.
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Re: [Application] Not Your Ordinary Game of Checkers...
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2013, 01:38 pm »
It was good, but you're not quite there.  It needs just a little more.  Also the word repetition was making my eye twitch.  Very this and very that lol.  Change that!  I'm hoping that when you repost this, edited, that I can accept it.
Alright! Thanks for the advice. Can you tell me anything else you might like?
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Re: [Application] Not Your Ordinary Game of Checkers...
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2013, 12:30 am »
Bump, Myownself, any advice for improving that "Umph"
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Re: [Application] Not Your Ordinary Game of Checkers...
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2013, 06:52 am »
I may not be a recruiter, but this review's pretty impressive. Oh, and I don't think you should add a rating for the storyline if there wasn't a storyline in the game to begin with. It could've been a suggestion, but I honestly think it shouldn't have been part of the total score. Good luck.
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Re: [Application] Not Your Ordinary Game of Checkers...
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2013, 06:52 am »
I may not be a recruiter, but this review's pretty impressive. Oh, and I don't think you should add a rating for the storyline if there wasn't a storyline in the game to begin with. It could've been a suggestion, but I honestly think it shouldn't have been part of the total score. Good luck.

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Re: [Application] Not Your Ordinary Game of Checkers...
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2013, 01:07 pm »
I may not be a recruiter, but this review's pretty impressive. Oh, and I don't think you should add a rating for the storyline if there wasn't a storyline in the game to begin with. It could've been a suggestion, but I honestly think it shouldn't have been part of the total score. Good luck.
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Re: [Application] Not Your Ordinary Game of Checkers...
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2013, 02:31 pm »
I like this dude, I wish you luck
 

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Re: [Application] Not Your Ordinary Game of Checkers...
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2013, 03:37 pm »
I like this dude, I wish you luck
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Re: [Application] Not Your Ordinary Game of Checkers...
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2013, 12:38 pm »
Alright! Thanks for the advice. Can you tell me anything else you might like?
Eh, just change up words and make it more enjoyable, and you'll be accepted!
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Re: [Application] Not Your Ordinary Game of Checkers...
« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2013, 07:24 pm »
I changed a little bit of the review. Hope you like it c:
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Re: [Application] Not Your Ordinary Game of Checkers...
« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2013, 07:07 pm »
MyOwn? :c
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« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2013, 05:49 pm »
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« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2013, 01:58 pm »
MyOwn :O
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Nice review honestly. I think you'll get accepted. :) Good luck mate.
 

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Denied.  Your word choice was pretty poor.  I read special at least 4 times within 15 seconds of reading.  That's too much for an adjective. 
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Wait, I only used special 3 times?
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It felt like four
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It felt like four
Alrighty then, wait 2 weeks.
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