Review of Black and ****e by Ghandpivot:
Overall Gameplay (6.5/14 pts)
- Player Experience (2.5/8 pts)
- Quality of Mechanics (4/6 pts)
Comments: I read that your game had the first half cut off by a simple programming mistake. It's a shame, but I don't think I would've made it anyways, because I didn't even make it to the end of the second half. Most of my deaths were a result of threats that I couldn't have possibly foreseen, and as pretty much the entire game relied on these threats being the primary challenge, I lost interest very quickly.
Theme Inclusion (2/7 pts)
Comments: Not sure how the theme plays in here. 'Overcome the odds'? I guess that works, but this game doesn't really seem to demonstrate any effort to connect to that.
Overall Presentation (5.5/9 pts)
- Menus/Interfaces (1/3 pts)
- Quality of Graphics (2/3 pts)
- Quality of Audio (2.5/3 pts)
Comments: I struggle to rate the presentation of games like this because the assets are deliberately very simplistic. I thought the ambient audio played into the style well, but a few other soft sound effects would've been nice. No menu or proper introduction of any sort besides a splash screen.
No penalties assessed.
Final Comments: It looks like this entry tries to mix an extremely common and overused concept with a unique style... but even the style doesn't seem particularly inspired. The difficulty and placement of impossible-to-foresee dangers also makes this game not very fun to play, unfortunately.
TOTAL SCORE: 14 / 30 PTS