Saturday, May 2, 2009

Equilibrio Review

Equilibrio. Is. Flawless. That is all I can say. It is truly almost perfect. It is completely worth $3.99, it would be worth much more. 
Equilibrio is a physics based platformer. You play as balls made out of different materials, and that affects the gravity and control. The graphics aren't extremely high-tech, they are just basic, and that's all I find necessary. You tilt to control the balls, and try to get to the end of the level, a circular goal. There are 60 levels, 3 game modes, 5 ball types, 20 
trophies/achievements to unlock, 6 supported languages, up to 4 save profiles, a high score table, and adjustable difficulty levels. In the bottom right of the screen, there is a circle with a mini-map of the section of the level you are in, and the direction you should head in to get to the goal. In the top right, it shows the direction you are tilting. The game automatically saves your progress if you quit it. There is a clear pause button, which allows you to resume, skip the level, see a demo of the level, or quit the game.
Playing as different types of balls is fun. The effects of gravity really affect how you can control the ball. It is also unique to have a platformer with no jump button, and no moving enemies, and in this case, is quite refreshing.
The only bad thing I have to say about this is that the time when it says, "Great!" after you beat a level is a tiny bit too long for me.

Intuitive and refreshing gameplay
Great Interface
60 levels
5 different balls to play as
20 achievements

Somewhat annoying waiting time after beating a level

Go out and buy Equilibrio if you haven't already! You will not regret it!



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