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iPhone: Oscura

10-27-2011, 06:09 PM
#1
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Oscura

No idea about this one, but the art style is a definite draw and reminds me of Limbo. Anyone with more info on this?




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10-27-2011, 06:20 PM
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This certainly looks interesting. I tried to do some research and didn't find much. My biggest concern is with controls. The screenshots don't show a d-pad. That's not necessarily bad as long as it's something other than tilt controls. If I pick it up I'll post impressions.

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10-27-2011, 06:24 PM
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I picked this one up this evening, but haven't yet had a chance to try it. Gone midnight, kids and wife asleep - now I can have a little me time.

Will post some initial impressions soon...

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10-27-2011, 06:27 PM
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Yeah, the video from the website also reminds me of Limbo, but man, it does look good!

http://www.givemechocolate.me/projects/all/oscura

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10-27-2011, 06:33 PM
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Oh man, this is utterly gorgeous!

Having played just the first level, I thought I should give everyone a heads up and state that this game is as good to play as it is to look at!

Controls - hold the right of the screen to go right, left to go left, and both simultaneously to jump (and again to double jump) - are very good and nice and tight.

Early doors, but highly recommended.

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10-27-2011, 07:00 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Simon Potticary View Post
Controls - hold the right of the screen to go right, left to go left, and both simultaneously to jump (and again to double jump) - are very good and nice and tight.
is that the only control scheme?
10-27-2011, 07:11 PM
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If this is anything like Limbo it should be a major hit. Looks good enough for me to take a chance on it.

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10-27-2011, 07:17 PM
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is that the only control scheme?
Yeah it is. As the levels get a bit tougher, it gets a bit fiddly, but nothing you can't get used to.

Now as you'll see above, I said as the levels get tougher. That was factually correct, there are levels. But not many. How many you ask? Try flippin' seven! Seven poxy levels! Don't get me wrong, this is a seriously gorgeous, atmospheric platformer that's a joy to play - but just seven levels??!!?? To make matters worse, each one only lasts about 1 or 2 minutes. But the ahem, good news is there are five more 'coming soon'. Yay!!!! - that was sarcasm

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Last edited by Simon Potticary; 10-27-2011 at 07:29 PM.
10-27-2011, 07:28 PM
#10
Pros: F'king awesome and beautiful in every conceivable way.

Cons: As Simon Potticary mentioned, it's ridiculously short.

That said, the two levels I've played so far have given me more joy than pretty much any other platformer on the iOS. At seven levels for $1.99 it's tough to recommend. Except, perhaps, for folk who don't mind beauty in small packages. (As it happens, my wife is only 5' 3" )

Last edited by squarezero; 10-27-2011 at 07:50 PM.