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Jun 27, 2013 | 12:16 AM EDT

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Linguistic arcade game in Pop Art style.

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TlayohualliTlayohualli

Rated 2 / 5 stars December 4, 2013

Ouch, ouch, ouch.

First off, "Onomastica" is misspelled in the page title. (It's fine in the game; the typo is specifically on the Newgrounds page, as "Ononmastica".)

Secondly, the game is almost pathetically short, and both the gameplay and the wordplay are at best uninspired. (At the very least you could have had "ROC" fly violently away.)

Finally, strictly as a platformer, it's occasionally confusing and frustrating, with walls and floors being almost everywhere invisible; this made it impossible to see progress, or its lack, while moving. (At the very least a faded, optionally parallax-layered background full of lorem ipsum and/or newsprint would have been nice -- and would have eliminated the need for that jarring flashing arrow that comes up when you hit an invisible wall, since you'd have had a visual cue already.)

The programming at least is solid -- I found no bugs -- and while the graphic design and music would have been grating in the longer game that this needed to be, they suited this one well enough.

Ultimately this is a pale shadow of works like ASCIIvania or Silent Conversation, or alternatively of Ad Verbum or Counterfeit Monkey. It's interesting neither from a paronomastic nor a platforming perspective.



Rrachel-chanRrachel-chan

Rated 5 / 5 stars December 4, 2013

Amazing game, very creative and entertaining... really well thinked



poozillapoozilla

Rated 5 / 5 stars December 4, 2013

Enjoyed this quite a bit actually. Good job! Make the next one longer!


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DeepDarkHanaDeepDarkHana

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars December 4, 2013

I really liked this game! Short and interesting. could have moved a little faster, but nice nonetheless


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UnclevertitleUnclevertitle

Rated 4 / 5 stars December 4, 2013

Cute.