Game Review: Gravity Guy

Gravity Guy is this week’s Xbox Live game title, and is extremely challenging!

Overall Score: 4/5

The presentation, gameplay, and lasting value are all pretty good! Just don’t play this if you’re easily frustrated.

Gameplay: 3/5

Remember the Xbox Live Minesweeper game with the insane difficulty settings? Well imagine that, transferred over to a running platformer game. That’s what Gravity Guy essentially is. You tap your finger on the screen to reverse gravity, in order to make your character run through the courses successfully. Sounds simple, but it gets extremely difficult. The game practically relies on re-doing levels over and over again, until you can finally get past them. For some levels, you simply have to guess and then retry the level until you get it right. If you like that style and difficulty of gameplay (similar to The Impossible Game), then this game will be right up your alley. Otherwise, this will probably frustrate the heck out of you. It’s a cool concept, but too tough sometimes! However, the Endless mode and local multiplayer mode is quite cool.

Presentation: 4/5

The visuals are pretty fluid and polished, and the music is a great compliment to the game. The load speeds are also pretty fast.

Lasting Value: 4/5

With the story mode, you’ll get about one or two hours of gameplay, and then you have the Endless mode, which could provide a half hour or more of entertainment. The coolest feature, however, is the local multiplayer mode, where you can play with up to four of your friends on your phone’s screen. Each friend simply taps on a certain section of the screen to control their character, and all the characters run the same course. Whoever wins the most rounds is the winner. It’s a pretty cool implementation of local multiplayer, and it would be great if more games had multiplayer similar to that!

 

Title: Gravity Guy
Price: $2.99
Publisher: Miniclip

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