Rate ALL the things — Part 2!

Posted by (twitter: @caranha)
December 20th, 2011 5:00 pm

Another night well spent playing some great LD48 games!

I found some real gems tonight, and I want to share them with you. Also, if you make a rate/review post, make sure to tag it accordingly (with rate/review or something) so that other people can find it. I would love to know what games people are enjoying out there.

Anyway, the highlights for tonight go to:

The Love Letter — Out of every 10 games in LD22, 4.5 used a lone hero and called it a day (nothing wrong with that). Another 4.5 decided that “alone” means “I hate the world” and made an brooding, boring game. And then we have this game. You received a love letter, and you want to read it. But your classmates won’t let you alone, so you need to get away from them just enough to read the letter. Such a fantastic, and yet simple idea! The execution is also very good, even if the game is not finished (you can’t win yet).

Colorless Hope — A well polished platformer. Cute graphics, lots of hidden goodies, and smooth gameplay. You can feel the love that was poured in making this game :-)

The Darkness You Wander Alone — Another platformer. This time the author aimed for a retro feel, and I think he was quite successful. Also, the game was devilishly hard, but in a way that made me want to take on the challenge, not put the game down. Worth it for the nostalgia value.

VOXTERIUM — Amazing. Fun. Addictive. Creative. A shoot-em up, where there is only one enemy, a growing virus, and you move around it. This is a take on the shooter concept that I haven’t seen yet, and I think this has a lot of potential. Also, kitten power-up.

Screaming — This game is not quite there yet, but it has a couple of features that I found interesting. A zombie apocalypse platformer, but you can type, and words appear above your head. If you “talk” near a zombie, it will try to mimic you. Also, sometimes you can talk to the mysterious entity that is following you. I think there is some untapped potential here.

I hope you liked my picks for today! Stay tuned for another selection tomorrow! :-)

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5 Responses to “Rate ALL the things — Part 2!”

  1. SonnyBone says:

    Thanks for doing this! With so many games to play, it really helps for people to pick out the ones that stand out. I want to try and rate as many as possible, but that’s just sooooooooo many!

    Check my game out here: http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-22/?action=preview&uid=1365

    I’m gonna go play Maze Explorers now


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