Arriving - Gravity Puzzle Game Review
- Puzzles encourage unique/varied solutions.
- Surprising amount of flexibility in the use of solids/lines as tools.
- Poor control system makes it hard to react quickly or with accuracy.
'Arriving - Gravity Puzzle Game' is a decent implementation of the basic physic puzzler that's let down by its poor control system; amusing for a little while, but ultimately frustrating.
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'Arriving - Gravity Puzzle Game' by chlova is (you guessed it) a physics based puzzler and a hard one to enjoy as well. Despite the relatively intuitive controls and occasionally clever physics interactions, getting the game to execute even the simplest of actions can be a frustrating trial.
To pass each level you'll need to collect all the glowing crystals by bumping and controlling a spherical egg. A baseline score slowly ticks down in value, providing a timer of sorts, while objects can be generated in the level simply by drawing them. There's no specific limit in the amount of objects that can be drawn, though a bar of energy will deplete while drawing to limit the size of them. The interaction between these drawn shapes can be quite clever and complex depending on your drawing skills, though most often you'll use closed shapes to bump the egg around the screen while open lines act as barriers and platforms for getting around the level.
Regrettably this isn't as easy as it sounds and drawing shapes that are functional can be a trial in and of itself, let alone solving the puzzle placed before you. This becomes all the more frustrating when levels force you to act quickly thanks to ramps and rotating platforms that force you to act hastily, resulting in jagged lines and bizarre solid objects.
Time, patience and a bit of luck can overcome these shortcomings, but the constant stop/start progression quickly wears thin and the joy of success is replaced with bitter elation that you've defeated another level in spite of the game's mechanics.
If you're hard-pressed to fill that physics based hole in your gaming heart, Arriving may provide some temporary relief, but it's a hard game to recommend to anyone else at this time.
DescriptionChallenge yourself with the amazing gravity puzzle game in Arriving!
Arriving is a recreational puzzle game. Just drag your finger across the screen. Draw lines and objects of arbitrary shape as in the real physics world. There are infinite solutions!
The Story of Ano
Ano is an unhatched dinosaur in ancient times. Unlike his brothers, he did not have the chance to enjoy the beautiful world. Luckily, he avoided the most annihilating disaster. Many years have passed, and Ano wakes up in his thick shell, but he does not have the power needed to break out. Just draw the objects by dragging your finger and help Ano to get all of the energy. Let's help him to start this incredible journey.
★ More levels will be added in the next version. ★
•Physics puzzle game
•Simple and intuitive control
•Exciting game mode
•56 levels now
•7 different scenes now
•32 achievements for you to get
•Play with your own music
What's New in Version 1.6We have done a lot of improvements for this version, recommend update strongly. Play with other 480,000 people!
1)Full fresh new outstanding artworks.
2)Optimized finger drawing , easier to draw now.
3)User Interface improved.
4)Bugs fixed and more minor updates.