Vanessa Saint-Pierre Delacroix Review
- A great setup of the main character and her plight in the intro.
- Physics box rotating puzzle pandemonium.
- The game title certainly invites further investigation.
- The music may not be to everyone's tastes, and to those who enjoy it, there are too few tracks.
- With the story and music, more could have been done with the visuals to round out the atmosphere.
- Controls can be unresponsive.
An intriguing name, an intriguing setup, and an intriguing approach to a puzzle game. While it feels that the presentation and controls could have warranted more attention, this will provide some amusement to puzzle fans.
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Vanessa Saint-Pierre Delacroix and her nightmare. Man that's a mouthful isn't it? Still, a title like that certainly breeds curiosity. While the game itself may not be what one expects from the title, the tone certainly is. In a very well told intro we learn that Vanessa is a brainy puzzle loving young girl who feels ostracized from her peers at the schoolyard. One day a strange puzzle box that she acquired from her father's antiquities shop breaks and sucks the entire town inside it. Now it's up to Vanessa to rescue her classmates and find a way out.
The game is certainly a bit of a mind bender, at least initially. The levels are a cube, that you travel across side by side. The side you're inhabiting can be rotated clockwise or counter-clockwise, and this opens up pathways to other sides of the cube. Initially just the exit needs to be found (along with the special coin in each level if you so desire), but the game starts becoming more complex with locked door requiring keys and blocks er... blocking the way until they can be rotated and dropped into a switch mechanism. Each level has a time and a number of turns that if the level is completed within those parameters., you are given a greater score on completion, but this is only for those looking to perfect their playthrough (as the thirty-six currently available levels won't take puzzle aficionados too long to complete) .
As you're making your way through this cubist nightmare, you will most certainly notice the piercing soundtrack consisting of remixed, almost metal instrumental versions of classical pieces you most certainly will have heard before. These renditions might be too sharp for everybody's taste, but they do indeed lend to the atmosphere of the game. It's just a shame that there are only three tracks endlessly repeating.
Vanessa's nightmare is a puzzle game with a great idea, and a good sense of the tone it wishes to convey. The visuals could have accentuated this a little more (outside of the intro), but puzzle fans should find themselves a momentary distraction with this title, at least until new content is released.
Description****Warning***** DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS GAME!! This game has been known to cause severe productivity loss, lack of attention to anything else in your life, and a severe addiction disorder to little girls stuck on a 6 sided 3D cube with nothing but a key, her wits, and a door (usually upside down behind a wall with spiders). Don’t say we didn’t warn you!!!!
From the people that brought you Mech Warrior II, Grand Theft Auto, Leisure Suit Larry, Quake Mobile, and a slew of other award winning games comes: Vanessa Saint-Pierre Delacroix And Her Nightmare!
Winner, “Best Design”, Independent Game Developers Competition
Nominee & Finalist for The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Awards “Indie Game Challenge” sponsored by GameStop
PAX 10 Official Selection, Penny Arcade Expo
"An exceptionally unique puzzle game. One of the best I have played. 9/10" - The Astringent Gaming Journal
"This is a great, great game. If you have any love for puzzle games, you owe it to yourself to get this game." "5/5" - BestWP7Games.com
"It really is a fun game! Congratulations!!" - Adam Sessler, G4 TV
“One of the best mobile games I’ve ever played in my entire life!” Brian Harvey, Nvidia
"It's a ton of fun!" - Tara Long, Destructoid
"…a fiendishly addictive puzzler….[an] ingenious take on puzzle solving" - The Kilted Moose
"I was entertained throughout the entire game!!" - GameZebo
"Buy this game if you want an addicting, unique puzzle platformer" - Nyleveia
"Unusual and intriguing. [Vanessa] quite frankly had my vote for best overall game." - The Game Reviews
You are Vanessa Saint-Pierre Delacroix and this is your Nightmare! You control Vanessa, a young girl that loves puzzles. One day, while exploring your father's antique shop, you discover a mysterious, mechanical box. After fiddling around with it, the box brings you and your world inside and now you must use your considerable puzzle-solving skills to twist and turn your way to freedom, in this award-winning game from acclaimed game designer, David Sushil.
Across more than three dozen levels, you must guide Vanessa from the entrance of each level to the exit, until you finally make it home. Standing between you and freedom are a number of game play mechanics, including blocks to move and faces of the cube to turn just like Rubik’s cube. The catch? Your two dimensional world lies on the surface of a three dimensional magic cube, and you must rotate each face of the cube to find the multiple solutions to only one exit per level.
If you think you have what it takes to help Vanessa and her classmates escape, do yourself a favor and depart with the cost of one iTunes song in exchange for something that will last much longer and put a smile on your face as your try to beat the millions of other people out there trying to do it quicker, better, and faster than you!!
Thirty-six mind-bending levels of pure fun
Replay-ability to collect all the coins, achievements, and better solutions
Award-winning game design
Online leader board for competitive play
An intriguing story for the kid at any age
Music from acclaimed underground artist Telethon
Exclusive to the HD version:
Uncompressed, high-resolution graphics utilizing the iPad’s beautiful display technology
More sounds, more 3Dfx, more lightning, more, more, and more of everything cool
Yes, it’s a huge download but trust us, it’s worth every megabyte!
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