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Antimatter?

05-31-2009, 08:17 AM
#1
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Saratoga, CA, USA
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Antimatter?

Hey Gang,

I gather this is a pretty controversial game folk either love or hate. It looks interesting to me but I hear it gets insanely tedious in the later levels...at the same time I foolishly think it still might be worth the $0.99.

So two questions for you all:

1) What happens when you die? I'm hoping it is simply game over and you start all over from the beginning but I know there are a lot of games that will let you continue endlessly from whichever level you finally were defeated at. Even if it does let you continue does your score get reset to 0 at least?

2) The second question is this for the one time lovers of the game. Now, months later, is it still taking a prominent spot on your iphone/ipod and played from time to time or, after finally driving you mad, completely deleted from your device never to show it's sparkly bits again?

Thanks in Advance!

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05-31-2009, 10:11 AM
#2
Joined: Mar 2009
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I enjoyed it for a while, when it first came out, but didn't love it. I thought it was worth playing and worth a buck, but I doubt that I would install it again. If I recall correctly, it went from challenging to frustrating, when the object density reached a certain point. Once you reach that plateau, it feels like it's either not possible or not worth it to soldier on. For the record, I'm not really a fan of Pangea, but I played this game more than any of their other titles (including Enigmo, for some strange reason, even though that is a "better" game).

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05-31-2009, 10:16 AM
#3
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Saratoga, CA, USA
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Originally Posted by djflippy View Post
I enjoyed it for a while, when it first came out, but didn't love it. I thought it was worth playing and worth a buck, but I doubt that I would install it again. If I recall correctly, it went from challenging to frustrating, when the object density reached a certain point. Once you reach that plateau, it feels like it's either not possible or not worth it to soldier on. For the record, I'm not really a fan of Pangea, but I played this game more than any of their other titles (including Enigmo, for some strange reason, even though that is a "better" game).
Thanks, I just heard from the developers that when you die the game instantly resumes from your last save point.

Instant NO SALE in my book.

I like my games to be endless (they can keep the challenge going as long as I can stay in the game) but with definite ends when I do finally die (when I die I should have to start over FROM SCRATCH).

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05-31-2009, 10:57 AM
#4
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Pennsylvania
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I didn't like the game. It was polished and well made, but core gameplay didn't do it for me. It's impossible to win even once you get to level 5 or so. One of my regretful purchases.

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05-31-2009, 11:27 AM
#5
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: MD, USA
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Please don't buy this game... like coconut said, it is very polished and looks great, but the gameplay is so limited, and frustrating at times... I think i bought it full price too... probably skip this one for now

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06-05-2009, 12:17 PM
#6
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 146
Thanks for the heads up guys
06-05-2009, 12:19 PM
#7
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 980
yeah, Pangea has dissapointed me. The only game of theirs worth buying is Cro-mag Rally, which is still pretty good.