Anne Reviews - The World of Goo
Posted by Anne Scotch Guard Ross, Oct 21, 2008 08:33
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Remember the days when EVERYONE got excited about video games? Your local pub would have one of those coin-op machines and everyone played on them. An era when the likes of Space Invaders and PAC- Man would make you put down your pint and part with all of your change trying to get your name on to the high score board...well World Of Goo brings back those feelings again. Bulging with charm, breathtakingly simple in concept and so addictive it pulls you in to its charismatic little universe...
At the start of each level you will find a small structure, crawling along it or sleeping around in the level are small balls of goo. Break off a small ball of goo and by putting it nearby you will find that it attaches itself to the main structure. You simply repeat this until you have reached your end goal on each level; usually a pipe which sucks up all the goo that comes near it.... thats it! Use goo balls to reach the pipe.........
I was a bit lost in this goo-filled world, but there are philosophically cryptic messages left behind by the Sign Painter, whose comments blend together with surreal out-of-game observations. The Sign Painter’s comments don’t really progress the story, but this isn’t really a game about a great tale. What you will find in copious amounts, are beautiful settings, calming music and disarmingly funny sound effects from the goo balls. Each level has its own separate learning process and no matter how mindbogglingly complex or ridiculous each challenge becomes they are all solved with the same skillful, simplistic and fair manner.
Rating: 5.0, votes: 2