Publicada: 23 Abril
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with remarks.
This is a great puzzleing game but, stay away of it if you don't want to loose lots of hours or even days trying to find out a solution. You've been warned!.
The game starts with easy to understand tutorials and easy puzzles and then, difficulty increases puzzle after puzzle up to the hell.
The overall goal for each puzzle is to get some atoms or molecules and transform them, to send the results to some storage later.
To transform particles, you use reactors. Each reactor can have up to two input and two ouput spots. You chain reactors and storages through pipes. You can chain reactors to produce the final product with the help of intermediate products.
Reactors have some kind of program, with some special instructions: wait for input, grab, drop, rotate, bind, unbind, sync, branch if certain atom is being detected, flush the output area, etc. You will have to "program" a sequence of instructions to solve the puzzle and, just with the instructions and tools available for each puzzle.
Graphics are good and attractive enough for this particular kind of game. The User's Interface is clear, easy to learn and, easy to use, very straight forward. You can do everything with just the mouse or, you can use keyboard shortcuts if you like it.
The game was very well programmed, has no glitches, works smoothly and, seems to be very well optimized.
This game is one on its kind. The idea is very original and, even that game mechanics sound so easy that can end boring you, the real thing is that puzzles are so challenging that you don't have such a feeling.
But, be aware, if you don't like games that challenge your mind, don't buy this one; after a few of short easy puzzles you will face really challenging ones.
I could say this is a casual game but, believe it, once you start a challenging puzzle, you will loose hours or days trying to figure out a solution. It's highly addictive.
You can learn from solutions already designed by other people, by watching some youtube video (and, yes, you will do that), To beat the rest of community of players, you should solve the puzzles by using the less ammount of cycles (production cycles), the less amount of resources (reactors, storages, etc.) and the less amount of symbols (programming instructions).
If to figure out a solution is challenging by itself, imagine how hard can be trying to beat other "engineers" (that's how the game calls to the player).