Game Review: Butterfly

Butterfly is a relaxing title with simple gameplay, but lacks any lasting value. (Video Review)

Overall Score: 2/5Butterfly

While Butterfly’s presentation is pretty good, its basic gameplay really hurts it in the end.

Gameplay: 2/5

All the gameplay consists of is guiding your butterfly through a course to make flowers blossom while avoiding treacherous enemies. Getting hit by an enemy simply stalls your movement for a second, but has no real impact on the rest of the game. You are scored on how long it takes you to complete a level, which is extremely easy to do, since you can move your finger as fast as you want and the butterfly will follow in time. Nothing about this game was challenging.

Presentation: 4/5

The visuals are okay, but pretty simple. It would be nice if there was more of a visual clue as to when you hit an enemy, like if the screen flashed red or something similar to first person shooters. The sounds are really nice; each enemy has a sound effect and the background music changes with every stage you play so you don’t hear the same songs over and over again.

Lasting Value: 1/5

I beat this game in 30 minutes. In those 30 minutes, I already got 3/3 stars on all the stages but two of them. There are no other difficulty settings or other modes to play with. You could work your way through achievements, but I found myself uninterested in the game after beating it that quickly.

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Title: Butterfly
Price: $2.99
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

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