Reviews by waluigi

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Nice pack, but carefully with the first DN

waluigi | July 19, 2013 | Review of The Duke Nukem Platformer Pack

Who does not know Duke Nukem? The guy with the highest possible self-esteem in three platform games. Quite nice pack, especially if you're fan of retro - style. Unfortunatly, even if you are, it can be quite hard to play in Duke Nukem I. While Duke Nukem II have still nice and climatic graphic design (of course for fans of old games), his ancestor is hard to accept even for so devoted retro-fan like me. Not to mention the sounds - they can defeat your patience quicker than graphic. There is not even so basic feature in platform gaming like shooting upside. But don't worry - Duke Nukem II and Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project are still playable and really satisfactiorily games. Of course Duke Nukem II is much harder than many contemporary platform games, so it will be good if it won't be your first one. And the the icing on the cake - Manhattan Project. That title can be a pleasure even for the younger players, especially with this nice collection of guns (and these pipe-bombs - they are still awesome, just like in Duke Nukem 3D!). In summary - if you don't afraid of the challenges and like the retro-climates - buy it!

70

More platformer than puzzle - but still quite nice game

waluigi | July 7, 2013 | Review of Gravi cap

It is not the second Braid or Adventures of Shuggy. The "puzzle - element" is not so strong as it is in two previously mentioned games. But still it is worth to try this one. Why? Well, the gameplay require a lot of reflex, especially in narrow corridors with spikes and other, classic for platformers "attractions". After first levels, this game became quite hard. But not frustrating - and that is something, especially for people who like classic platformers. In opposite of many indie games, this one has quite nice and esthetic graphic design. Maybe it doesn't have too big variety (after all, we are still playing in some variations of metal corridors), but it really does not bother. The really low system requirements were nice surprise for me - even netbook users can play in this game without troubles. The music and the sounds are acceptable – there is nothing stunning, but they also don't bother, and are not irritating even after a couple of levels.

I would be really nice if most of the „medium-quality” indie games could look like this one. There is no tray of innovation, but everything is good performed and balanced. It is working fine even on old computers, the control is easy to learn, and the creator of this game has avoided the glitches and bugs. Quite nice platformer, worth to try.