Indsendt: 22. maj
Crayon Physics Deluxe isn't quite as good as it sounds. The art style is fantastic and brings you right back to your childhood. The earlier puzzles are fun and simple to solve. The later puzzles, however, can be frustrating. I feel like the creators should have done more to introduce the player to what they can do in Crayon Physics. They should have introduced the player to more skills that they can use, combine, and manipulate as they progress through the game. Some levels can be solved just about any way you want but others seem like they have a very specific way of being solved. Others almost seem like they were not play tested. Without having more structured rules on what you can and can't do in Crayon Physics, many of the puzzles are solved with repeated solutions, drawing jumbles of random shapes, or just blind luck. I solved many puzzles just by drawing circles or squiggles beneath the ball until it reached the goal (or caused the game to crash).
Another low point was the music. With such a simple and colorful game, I would expect instrumental renditions of the Sesame Street theme to serve as the soundtrack. Instead, the soundtrack is made up of somber, ambient music that makes you feel sad and sleepy instead of youthful, energized, and inspired.
Crayon Physics Deluxe was a great idea but the execution just falls short. Pick it up only if you're really into physics-based puzzle games. But only buy it if it's on sale. It can be fun at times but not $20 of fun.