World Of Goo Reviewed
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Macworld has published a new review of World of Goo. The unique puzzle game challenges players to guide balls of goo through the game's levels by constructing items like ladders and bridges to circumvent obstacles. Macworld gave the game a score of 4.5 out of 5 mice.
From the review:
World of Goo are a physics simulator at heart, so expect to build plenty of triangles. The difficulty curve gets steep quickly as you’re introduced to new types of Goo. Eventually, you’ll have to float your structures around obstacles, spring booby-traps, ignite explosives, and construct “drool” to progress. Read the full review at the page listed below.
Macworld: World Of Goo
The cartoonish art reminds me of a combination of the television show “Invader Zim” crossed with the addictive qualities of games like Dr. Mario and Snood. While not inherently dark, kids won’t fully appreciate some of the zany and satirical humor present throughout the game. For example, a power plant that runs on the beauty of a woman breaks down and is thankfully fixed by cosmetic surgery. A computer is run by an obsolete system called Mom which may or may not have given away all of your personal information. Oh, and the Goo balls squeak adorably.
The initial missions throw you into a strange world where a sign painter is your only guide. Be sure to click on all of the signposts to reveal the goal of the mission, get hints on how to solve it, or understand the world around you a bit more. Each sign reads like a post-modern haiku, a physics joke and a commentary on the game’s self-aware silliness all in one. “What kind of factory designer would put deadly spikes all over the walls?” moans the sign painter at the seeming impossibility of a level.
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