Reviews for Rotastic

85

Good game, bad port

nightassassin1 | Sept. 13, 2013 | See all nightassassin1's reviews »

The game is fun and relaxing to play with interesting and unique levels, but there are a few issues with the button configurations. The game shows to press certain buttons that you would find on an Xbox controller, making it a little hard to figure out what to press at some times. There are parts where the game shows correct PC buttons to press, however this is only part of the time. Other than this issue the game is pretty stable and fun to play with no game crashes. I enjoy the game and it is a good relaxing break from the intense modern shooters, racers, and fighters that streamline the market these days.

The main play of the game is to use a rope and physics to sling yourself around the map grabbing gems or cutting the ropes of enemy characters. Some of the maps have puzzles and some don't, giving it a mix up so that the game play is not the same constant play.

This is not really a game you play for hours or play every day, but it is one you play for about an hour every so often when you just need that break from main stream gaming genres/themes. A good buy for cheap when on sale, a bit too low key for $10.

80

Fighting gravity

V2lentin | Oct. 29, 2012 | See all V2lentin's reviews »

In the last years, casual games marked have seen a boom, especially due to everyone being in a hurry, missing the time for a deeper challenge. Rotastic is one of that games, not requiring very much time to enjoy.

In Rotastic, you can play as one of the four characters: a viking, an elf, a boar or Death itself, although the only difference between them is the way they look. The purpose of each level consists of collecting all the gems scattered on the screen in the shortest time while swinging from the hanging points scattered around.

Somehow, this game resembles Super Meat Boy, requiring a precise mastering of the controls. And a gamepad. The graphics are colorful and cartoonish-like, just as what you'd expect from a casual game. The music is fast-paced, and fits the gameplay, with tracks that resemble a middle ages party.

The game supports multiplayer, although only local, where up to 4 players have to collect the most gems in the shortest time. Rotastic is a pretty fun game, but it would have been better if it was launched as a mobile/tablet app than a PC game.