게시 일시: 2015년 5월 18일
I'm generally not the biggest fan of hidden object games, but if the hidden objects serve a sensible purpose, such as being part of an overall puzzle and leading to a variety of in-game puzzles, as they do in The Tiny Bang Story, I am wiling to spend a few hours playing through it.
The Tiny Bang Story has a pleasant and charming hand-drawn art style, hidden objects, and a range of mostly very casual puzzles, a few of which I found enjoyably tricky too. A puzzle game with no real challenges can easily get a bit too casual and thus boring.
Speaking of art style, I also enjoyed how some objects on the screen react to the mouse pointer, such as cables and lines shifting when you move over them. Quite nice. Though subtle, it makes the scene feel so much more alive.
There are in-game hints, with a clever and original time-delay between hints that seem to require a certain number of flies to be clicked on before a new one becomes available. Depending on what section you're in, a hint will either show you something you should be clicking on the screen, or it gives a solution hint to one of the puzzle games. It's simply nicely done.
The music is nice, downbeat and in the background, well suited for a game that requires focus such as this one, though it did start feeling a bit repetitive after a while - as music does in most games.
There is only one thing missing from this game, and that is decent video options to make it other than its original pixel dimensions. As I sometimes have to do this with older games anyway, it wasn't much bother for me just changing my screen's resolution through the control panel to suit the game.
In the end, I think it took me a bit less than 3.5 hour playing through the whole game, though with a few distractions along the way that probably kept me from doing it at optimum efficiency. At its current RRP, I think it is very decent value for money. On sale, or in a bundle, it should be mandatory shopping for anyone who loves puzzle games or even for those who just enjoy the art style.