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shockedfrog | Jan. 28, 2013 | Review of The Oil Blue - PC

The Oil Blue is a love it or hate it kind of game, and in contrast to the previous reviews, I'm in the former camp. I found the gameplay to be a fun and fresh twist on the time management genre, and the game's style is full of charm, especially in the background and interface. The machine graphics may not be as impressive, but that's in keeping with the game's style - it's an oil drilling machine, it's just meant to be functional. The soundtrack is wonderful and everything together creates an atmosphere that will appeal hugely to some players, myself included. The game is not without its flaws, of course. The gameplay is not particularly well balanced and while the initial difficulty is good, in the later stages the game starts getting easier (not through skill, but through overpowered upgrades) and unless you set your own challenges, the only thing left to do at that stage is to grind out the last few levels. However, I consider this to be a must-play game, already an enjoyable experience and one which is likely to inspire a truly brilliant game in the future. As always, if in doubt, try the demo.