at first I was a little creeped out that the game knew my name. but it just turned out that Tyler is your name too. overall this is a great puzzle game and like the guy a few posts before mine said, this is definately not a game for people who're just gonna sit down for a few minutes and see how far they can get, you actually have to think about your moves and how they will aid you or if they will end up making your plan a complete failure! so, like I said a little while ago, great game, i'm sure there are lots of people (including myself) who can't wait to see more, what mnakes this game even better is that michael was part of it! I still don't see why blockhead is such a...blockhead!
I liked it, however, I think that you should have tilted the view slightly so that you could see behind the blocks a little better. Great job though.
Epic because it takes that long to finish!
This reminded me of a couple of games which I couldn't remember at first, then it hit me this was a kind of mix of sokoban (sp?) and chips challenge, the latter I recall being VERY hard to complete, only this game doesn't have sections where you have to time your movements carefully.
It's well made that can't be denied, the only flaws I found were the learning curve was all over the place (tutorial IS possible to finish you just have to explore all your options) and that using the grid view on ice maps means you can't see a damn thing. For anyone else playing this, a casual gamers game this isn't! Only hardcore puzzlers and people with the patience of a saint need apply, because you'll be playing this for a loooong time.
I'm surprised this only got daily 4th, but I can only assume that's because the difficultly turns so unforgiving in places.
i know im bad, but...
im stuck on level 15 of the tutorial.
i understand everything, about the powerfist, push some blocks in the lava, etc, but i can understand how to get to the powerfist.
the only block that can reach the water is the ice, and because its ice, it can only get in the corners of the water, so you cant get the fist. someone help me plz?
furthermore, this is a great game, only i suspect it will get very hard, once i come out of the tut!
Fun, though I haven't checked
the level editor yet, though I'm sure it's functional enough. Just got through the tutorial so I can sort of fairly review this. It's a solid puzzler, of the get everything right/no time limit variety. Considering the character can run, perhaps timed elements could be somewhere to expand the design.
There are a large number of different blocks and interactions, enough to ensure a huge number of potential levels, not that there aren't a large number already. The system is flexible enough that you will not always use a certain block in a certain way. The number of different blocks seems a bit overwhelming at first, but the pace of the tutorial is enough to make it clear, if not necessarily comfortable, by the time you move to the next new element.
My complaint with the tutorial is that the importance of using the shift key to hide blocks and objects, especially in that it shows where all the buttons are, is not emphasized, and that would have helped. Just mentioning it in the first level with buttons would have done it.
The option to have a grid would be nice, a button that toggled it on and off. Especially for those times where one push too far means you have to redo the entire level.
With the way it's set up, an undo button seems like a hard thing to do, but if it could be done it would be nice.
As someone else said, the explosion animation is a bit drawn out (yes, even set on low quality on a decent computer), a little less or maybe it could be made so you can walk through it.
The learning curve is a bit steeper than most are used to, and that's turning a lot of people off, I suspect.
As with many games of this type, the actual going through the motions of doing the puzzle is not terribly compelling, it's figuring out what the motions should be that's fun. And yes, that means thinking, sometimes quite a bit of it, and if you're not in the mood for that, well, it's time to play something else until you are. And if you never are, then this is not the game for you. But if you're in the mood for a good puzzler, this'll get you your fix.