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    benward's VVVVVV (PC)

    [September 23, 2012 03:47:56 PM]
    I purchased Humble Indie Bundle 3 ages ago and for some reason never played VVVVVV. Having heard many good things about this game, I looked up my old Steam key to activate my bundle on Steam, and here I am now, playing VVVVVV. Immediately not very interested in the gameís story, I began my adventure rapidly spamming spacebar to get through a very long and annoying storyline. Eventually, I had control of my character, and began my way to progress through the level. This game too advantage of an integrated tutorial, meaning the game obstacles were there in place to gradually teach you how the game worked, instead of writing out instructions on what to do. I like how most games are taking this approach now, as opposed to treating the player like an idiot and making demands as to how to go about conquering obstacles.
    As far as actual gameplay is concerned, the game is a platformer in which you canít jump, but can vertically reverse gravity while standing on a platform of some sort (you canít reverse gravity in mid-air). While the concept of doing this isnít anything unheard of or unseen in games before, this gameís level design exploited this simple mechanic and turned out to be a pretty fun and challenging game. The puzzles were plentiful and challenging, mostly relying on reflexes instead of wit. This ended up being not too terrible frustrating, as the games death system is very forgiving. There are checkpoints spammed literally all over the game, so the instant you fail a reflex puzzle you get to rinse and repeat till you get it correct. The game has a very expensive and open map, and didnít confine you to one set path you had to follow to complete the game. At first the world seemed so large I was very confused as to what was going on, but after further exploration I gained an appreciation for how the world was laid out as in many instances you would enter the same level (room) from different ways and exit the same level in different ways which you werenít able to do prior.
    All in all I think the game is worth the price, and should be a fun play through for anyone who enjoys platformers. 4/5
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    benward's VVVVVV (PC)

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    GameLog started on: Sunday 23 September, 2012

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