from the my-first-lets-play-ever dept.
As I stated before previously…And Yet It Moves (http://www.andyetitmoves.net) is a great game to play. I have had so much fun in playing this game that I may come back to it to play any updates they have, and from my knowledge, they have some. However, for the time being, I am going to wait and to give you my review of And Yet It Moves. Take the Leap to read more…
I am going to talk about some points of the game that really stood out to me, such as: Control, Music, Visuals, and Bugs. These points I think will be discussed in a little detail but not enough for a tl;dr kind of thing.
Control was amazing. Just a few buttons to use and nothing too confusing made this THE thing about the game. It was all about how you moved yourself through the twists and turns avoiding The Void (which is what I called it, the black spaces that if you touched it, you died and fell into it) and anything else that could hurt you. However, just using the A, D, Up, Down, Left, Right keys proved difficult for me as I got “finger-tied,” much similar to tongue-tied. I would temporarily forget which direction to turn to and almost always, ended up killing myself. That provided hilarity and donations so that worked out well. The game controls are easy to use, but, depending on your skill set, can be difficult to master. For me, it was difficult to master, in which I still haven’t, but that makes it all the better for me as that was extremely fun to play.
The ambiance and music in this game was just amazing. If you had purchased/donated to the Humble Bundle 4 from 2011, you would have noticed that along with the download of the game, version 1.2.3, you would have noticed that they included a soundtrack to their game. Now, in one of my videos, I mentioned that having this would be awesome, and it is. Included in the Humble Bundle 4 were 2 MP3 files of the Menu music and the End Credits by Christoph Binder. I still think they should release the rest of the music included or have a way to download it, especially the last levels, I believe the 3rd Level where I had to jump on the magically appearing platforms without falling into The Void.
The music was alluring and it definitely fit the mood of the game and made the game stand out. I loved it.
The visuals in this game are amazing. The colors just pop out at you and yet, the do not at the same time. That is not a bad thing. It just enhances what is already there. The way that the whole game appears to be pieces of paper ripped in different shapes makes the game intriguing. The stop or pause animations with your main character, who I think his name is Andy are fluid, especially when he blows up a balloon and lets it fly around him. The movement of Andy is also fluid tho there were some things I wish he was able to do, like duck or crawl. That would give the game a different gameplay especially if there were levels built for it. Many times I can remember that if I could duck, I could save myself, but alas, that wasn’t added in the game.
There were not many bugs in the game, with the exception of a couple that all I did was stand there after I spawn and I died because a part of the world where I was at seemed to not be in place and it swooped down and hit me. Other bugs that are notable is sometimes during rotation, especially on platforms that move with you when you rotate, you are bumped out of the way and do not die. That helped me out on occasion. Thank you bugs! I appreciate you. Other than that, I can’t think of any other bugs in the game that would hurt or hinder gameplay, most of the deaths and things were all my fault.
All in all, this was a fantastic game to play. I hope that everybody that enjoyed me playing the game, cursing for charity, and the like, will go out and purchase this game for the PC or the Wii as this is totally worth it, especially if you like games that make you think.
As a reminder, I did this for charity. I do not mean to flaunt around any money I do have in the faces of others. Yes, I could just donate, but I want to do something worthwhile. I am hoping that by playing games like this, I can encourage others to donate to either Child’s Play or another charity of their choosing. So please, don’t take this the wrong way when I am playing a game and donating to charity from what I do. I am simply attempting to encourage all to donate to a very worthwhile cause.
Now if only I can test out Chasing Aurora by Broken Rules, then I will be in good shape!