Blind World Review
- Unique point-based exploration gameplay.
- Calm visuals and background music.
- Free-floating objects to add some complexity.
- Poor performance issues on iPhone 4.
- Limited replay value.
Blind World is a unique experience, though not an entirely satisfying one as players have to struggle through conflicting gameplay features.
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In the interest of full disclosure I will point out that Blind World by Dmitriy Kuzmenko was not reviewed on release as its crashing issues made it an impossible game to fairly review. However after a recent patch the game was finally made playable and this beautifully designed puzzler has been given a chance to shine.
In each level of Blind World your objective is to carefully and with purposefully explore the world around you in order to reach a preset 'point' value for your actions. Players can either tilt, touch or use a combination of both to rotate the world around their ball, splattering any surface it touches with paint to identify new objects and boundaries. Slow, purposeful movement is rewarded with 'combo' points, however leaving the surface you're on resets this combo and subsequently the points you can earn.
At first this isn't so much of a problem however even slight, slow bumps as you try to transition around sharp corners make it virtually impossible to not lose your combo. Thankfully this doesn't hamper progression too much, but other complications like free-moving objects in the levels themselves can make restarts a frustrating necessity. The game's simplistic visuals match the game's relatively calm gameplay style, but it's the beautiful background music that really ties things together.
Blind World fits in to that niche category of games that are more about the 'experience' then anything else, but regardless of this it's an amazingly interesting time-waster and a unique title to add to your collection.
Description"Blind World has the potential to stand out as something very different from what is available on the App Store. It's a really unique and artistic experience that's well suited to the platform." - toucharcade.com
"Blind World is one of the best puzzle games in the App Store which offers a brand new engaging mechanic" - appadvice.com
"Blind World is an extremely unique, but slightly flawed game that will please just about any puzzle fan" - 148apps.com
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8/10 - igamestats.com rating
When you close your eyes the only thing that you can feel is a touch. You can't hear things, you can only perceive them and remember their location.
- brand new quiet relaxing gameplay;
- 3 episodes, 20 levels each;
- three completely different themes;
- real-time downloaded other player's scores;
- full OpenFeint support (leaderboards, achievements and challenges);
- full Game Center support (leaderboards and achievements);
- high replayability;
- iPhone 4 Retina Display support;
- iPad HD graphics;
- accelerometer support;
- upcoming updates with new levels and themes!
How to play:
- drag your finger across the screen to rotate the world around you;
- spin the device to change gravity.