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Old 11-29-2013, 02:37 PM
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Old 12-02-2013, 04:20 PM
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Whoa, this looks bizarre! Gotta check it out!
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Old 12-03-2013, 07:37 AM
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I've played up to level 24 and am really enjoying what I have played so far. I think it would benefit from instructions of some sort as when new components are introduced it's no so obvious what is harmful. It doesn't take long to figure out though. At first it's not too obvious that if you draw diagonally then your line repeats diagonally instead of from left to right. These are the kind if things a how to play screen would be good for.

There doesn't seem to be a scoring system and I love it for that as you are free to relax and mess about drawing patterns, a level select screen would be good though to go back and play previous levels instead of scrolling all the way back.

The line recognition was pretty spot on and accurate for the most part but I did have the occasional crazy pattern from where the bottom of my hard caught the gameplay area as my finger touched the screen.

I love this and it's going to be one of my games that I play when I wanna chill out.
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Old 12-03-2013, 08:03 AM
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My 2 cents....

This one's a little hard to review. I don't want to say too much and give too much away, but I also have to say something substantive.
To avoid any spoilers I'll just say "buy it".
If you need more info first, here goes...
There's no opening scene, scores, listed rules, or instructions given. The game simply starts and you get to/have to figure it out.
At its simplest you draw a line, and then that line repeats itself. It repeats all the way across the screen back-and-forth until it either encounters a black dot, or it goes off of one of the screen borders and resets. Draw it slow and it moves slowly draw fast and it goes fast. Your purpose is to clear all the colored dots without touching a black one.
I figured the game was pretty simple until I hit level 10, (yes it was that early in the game) and then my mind just totally froze for a moment. The solution was easy, but it still took a minute to wrap my head around it. The game loves to throw new things at you just when you think you have it figured out.

Buy this game. It has 60 levels and nearly endless replay value since there are multiple ways to clear each level. This is one of those titles you need to experience if you love games. Bring it out when your friend says there aren't any good games on tablets, or if you start to feel you've seen and played it all. I've been gaming since the earliest days of arcades, and after gaming for over 35 years, It's rare that I see something totally new and unique. This is both.
If you like puzzles and/or new gaming experiences, you should love this.

EDIT: Noticed you can cycle back and forth through levels by tapping the bottom left and right corner of the screen. You can only go as far forward as your last completed puzzle though.

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Old 12-03-2013, 08:38 AM
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Looks absolutely beautiful guys, getting it installed on our new iPad now.
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Old 12-03-2013, 01:02 PM
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It does look fantastic. But I can definitely see myself getting stuck in this one. Is there any kind of hint (or skip) function implemented?
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Old 12-03-2013, 01:21 PM
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It does look fantastic. But I can definitely see myself getting stuck in this one. Is there any kind of hint (or skip) function implemented?
Nope. But it's fun figuring it out and seeing what different line patterns will do.
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Old 12-03-2013, 02:22 PM
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Thanks. Well it's still a must-buy, I'll just be naggin for videos on the levels I will get stuck on then
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Old 12-03-2013, 08:48 PM
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This game is amazing! The concept is a prefect fit for a touch screen enabled device. I love how it has such a clean organic feel to it. For example there's no music but the sound effects make a perfect background. This is a must buy for anyone who likes novel indie style games. I would write more but I'm going back for more.

One more comment. It's almost like a piece of modern artwork. I could picture it being exhibited at the guggenheim.

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Old 12-04-2013, 10:03 AM
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This looks great... Might download later
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