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Old 02-03-2012, 05:10 PM
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Default Sir Benfro's Brilliant Balloon - (Universal) - [$0.99]




So, this looks really cool. The art looks stunning and although it seems fairly standard in the mechanics, the atmosphere (combined with the fact that a children's book is being released later this year!) and the art have me intrigued.

Anyone try it out?

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Old 02-03-2012, 05:35 PM
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Looks like a good game. Wish it had Game Center though...
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Old 02-03-2012, 09:15 PM
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This game is great. Challenging and beautiful. 5 stars. Well done.
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Old 02-04-2012, 03:52 AM
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Looks like a good game. Wish it had Game Center though...
Seconded! I've already bought my weekly helping of games that don't support GC, so I'll pass for now.

Looks good though!
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Old 02-04-2012, 03:55 AM
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Oh crap...I searched and found nothing, so made a new thread for this. Lemme report my thread and ask for it to be closed.
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Old 02-07-2012, 02:07 AM
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:24 AM
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This has a lovely and whimsical presentation with simple controls and challenging gameplay. It is well worth your buck!
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:46 AM
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This has a lovely and whimsical presentation with simple controls and challenging gameplay. It is well worth your buck!
Agreed. Haven't put as much time on it as I would like, but the game is gorgeous. Gameplay-wise it's a fairly standard (and challenging) cave flyer with a few awesome twists. What sets this apart, though, is the sense of discovery: the thought that an amazing new sight waits for you around the corner makes the experience incredibly compelling. Anyone who spent hours photographing every creature in Beyond Good and Evil will definitely get a kick out of the monster collection mechanic. All in all a lovely title.
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Old 02-07-2012, 08:56 AM
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Default Initial Thoughts After a Few Minutes of Gameplay

I was holding back based on the screens alone, intriguing as they were. But, Sanuku's vid, the irresistible price-point and the initial positive forum-speak got me going. Great appeal for all ages, but engaging and challenging enough for old fogeys like me. I sent an in-game postcard to my brother so he could also buy the game for himself and his kiddos.

I like how the ability to fine-tune one's movements is enabled through slowing down via quick, multi-taps. Although I do prefer a mechanism that allows one to accelerate, especially after having stopped on a dime avoiding the Brackle McStrudys in the Yellow Leaves level. As it is, I'll have to better anticipate their up-and-down presence, but it seems given their rather quick on-screen appearance and the momentum of my progress this is a very difficult maneuver, hence, my above recommendation. Then again, I've only completed 44% on "medium" and have only played it 10 minutes, so my feelings may change down the road.

The nigh-monochrome color scheme married with the 2.5 animation and storybook charm make for some generous eye-candy as well as a good motivation to press "Purchase" for a cave-flyer skeptic like myself.


Addendum:

I've encountered some bugs. I'm on an iPad 2, non-JB, iOS 5.0.1 and the game crashed a couple of times after I passed the first Brackle McSturdy in Yellow Leaves and crashed (kept hitting the cave walls). When the game crashes, I'm brought immediately to the Home screen. Hopefully the devs troll this forum. Also, it'd be great to have checkpoints along the way so players don't have to start from the beginning if they suck eggs gameplay-wise.

I sent the dev an email about this.

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Old 02-07-2012, 09:05 AM
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A lot like Whale Trail in a few ways
-Oozing charm
-VERY accessible, pick-up-and-play
-Challenging without being pull-your-hair-out-hard
-Did I mention its charm? The presentation is top-notch

A very quaint, relaxing, fun little game. I played through the first level (yellow trees? yellow leaves?) while waiting for my bus the other day. Good stuff.
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