Wednesday, 20 September 2017
Eggggg and Illi
The first game is Egggg, I'm not sure exactly how many Gs are in there but it's more than usual. Egggg is a two button platform game and the aim is just to get from one end of the stage to the other without dying. The thing is though that once you press a direction button, you can't stop. If you push the way you're running you jump and the other button will make you turn around. While you're running from one end of the stage to the other there are things to collect and little hidden areas of each stage for you to explore which net you stars at the end. Simply finishing a level isn't too much of a challenge but getting 3 stars on a stage will require some strategising. The game also mixes things up every so often by giving you a stage specific mechanic or having you fight a boss but generally just reaching the end of the stage is your only worry. Still, it's a nice, pure little platforming experience and it's the kind of thing you'd easily find on something like Steam for a few pounds but instead its phone exclusive.
EDIT: As soon as I posted this thing I googled Egg and found a Steam page for it and it's "coming soon", so worth buying there if you don't like playing games on a shitty phone screen. Seriously, it's a goodun
The good thing about Illi compared to other puzzle games I've played is that it's not bullshit difficult like other shitty iPhone games like Cut the Rope. The solutions to certain levels in things like Cut the Rope where there's no way you'd figure that shit out without spending money on a solution fairy or whatever piss me off but Illi has that nice level of challenge sort of similar to Portal. Things that look hard but if you take a moment to think about them carefully are actually quite simple.
I got these games for free but if it wasn't such a stingy piece of shit and someone had told me about them beforehand, I would have easily dropped a few pounds on these titles. So go check them out because instead of complaining about the sorry state of mobile gaming we should be supporting the people who are actually at least TRYING to do a good job.