- Gorgeous backgrounds.
- Tranquil and engaging music.
- Jumping feels a little floaty.
- The game is a slow burn for unveiling all it has to offer.
Idyllic seems more a platformer made to relax the player rather than an engaging game. As long as you know what you're in for, it's worth a look.
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For a while after first playing Idyllic, we here at AppSpy were a little confused. Yes the visuals of this bizarre alien landscape combined with the amazing music indeed painted an idyllic picture, but then there was the gameplay. Every time the character we controlled touched one of the islands, the island itself would burst from gloomy blues into earthy greens and browns, but the trees would be destroyed, leaving only leaf-less husks. Was our character bringing life back to this alien world, or terraforming it to a color palette that those from Earth would find visually pleasing? As the game continued, the stumps would grow into vibrant green trees bearing fruit, but that question was still probing.
What we have here is an endless runner that's the definition of a slow burn. Your character floats through the air, able to double jump, and every time he lands on an island, the island is transformed, points are given, and the whole exercise is repeated. Coins litter the landscape that act as currency every time you reach the shops that serve as checkpoints. From there you can purchase upgrades to your abilities. Yes, aside from the double jump, you have two special moves in your arsenal. One is a pair of wings allowing you to safely float towards the islands, while the other is a ground pound. When enemies and mini-bosses finally appear, this ground pound (and especially the upgraded version) is invaluable in clearing the way.
As mentioned before, the backgrounds and music of this game are incredible. The character itself never moves, staying in the same leaning forward position for all of play, but this is not as noticeable as it might be when you're watching the strange world on which this game takes place. The music changes as the game continues, ramping up slowly as your terraforming powers increase, and more and more obstacles are introduced.
Game-wise there's really not too much to Idyllic. The slow reveal of what the game has to offer is a little too slow, and without the visuals and excellent soundtrack, this would just be boring. What we have here is a game where the entire experience means more than the sum of its parts, and it's worth a look for that alone.
iFanzine score: 4,5/5 - AppScore Score: 8/10 - NRK Filmpolitiet: 4/6 - Appspy: 4/5 -Thesmartphonereview: 70/100 - Appshack: 9/10 - AppsJP: 69/100 - TheGamingVault: 7/10.
* Pick up and Play
* Several playstyle to reach highscore, find your style!
* Meet & Defeat several monsters
* Defeat the mini boss which grows stronger each encounter
* Collect gold coins and unlock new powers
* Upgrade your abilities to unlock new playstyle and gameplay
* Heal the world from evil corruption
* Detailed and beatifull graphic, which changes as you play
* Awesome music which becomes groovy the further you get in game
Now is the time to experience the latest addictive game on the market.
Fifteen years ago, you were sent on the journey all SUN followers must undertake to become a Priest of healing to fight against the ever growing darkness. Your success and return to your homeland as a disciple of the SUN will bring pride to your people.
Upon your return however, you are devastated to find your home world in pain and darkness. The very entity you have trained the last fifteen years to fight against has devoured your world and plunged it into darkness.
As the sole survivor, alone you stand and it is up to you to stand up against the darkness that has destroyed your world. The time ahead shall be hard, will you use the very skills you have trained for over the last fifteen years to restore your world to its former glory, or will you share the same fate as your people? Only time will tell…
Idyllic improves pick up and play genre with some depth and complexity, if you ever felt that you wanted to play a simple game but with more depth, then this game is for you. Try the new type of pick up and play game, that offers diversity, replayability, changing gameplay, changing graphic, changing music, upgradeable hero, unlocking abilities and powers, defeating mini bosses and awesomness all around.
Simple & Fun Controls
Stunning Graphic & Awesome Music
Unlockable Powers & Upgradeable Abilities
Monsters & Mini Boss
Changing Graphic & Music
Resource Management Mechanic
What's New in Version 1.2.2Fixed freeze bug when player presses exactly on the open global highscore button
Closed possible expoit for beating miniboss