Cross The Line Review
- Publisher: DIGITAL THINGS SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
- Genre: Family
- Released: 8 Dec, 2012
- Size: 37.8 MB
- Price: $1.99
- Great use of a chalkboard aesthetic.
- Some interesting properties given to blocks to change gameplay.
- Very poor gesture recognition when drawing the initial line to propel the ball.
Another physics puzzle game yes, but this one has some clever design and charm to help it stand out.
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It's been a while since we've seen the old doodle art aesthetic, although to be fair to Cross the Line, it's less 'doodle art' and more emulating a chalkboard, so maybe we should all ignore this sentence and continue fresh. CTL is a physics flinger in which the goal is to, you guessed it, cross the line. There's a circle, and a tiny line. You need to get the circle to cross that line through the use of momentum, and whatever crazy additions the game decides to throw at you. Oh, there's also a star to collect in each level as well.
The levels are simple, straightforward, and the game does a good job of slowly adding new mechanics and creating interesting levels not only to work out those mechanics, but to have a good old fashioned play around in. The main problem though is that flinging your circle is very counter-intuitive and closer to what you might call broken. The issue is with gesture recognition. The game has a hard time of recognizing when you've placed your finger on the circle with the expressed desire to send it careening somewhere in the level. It can take a bit of finagling, and in levels when you need to time your shot, this just becomes frustrating. The rebounds don't feel especially solid either. It seems that hitting the same spot with the same velocity can produce different effects in where the circle travels, and this is if you can even replicate your shots as there are no guides... oh, and if you miss a shot, the retry button is hidden the pause menu instead of being on the screen.
So when it comes down to it, Cross the Line uses a fun presentation, and has a lot of great design ideas, but the controls themselves let down the whole experience. If these issues can be addressed by the developers, then this could easily be an easy recommend for fans of the physics puzzle game.
DescriptionCross The Line is a fun and innovative game where you have to solve puzzles presented to you on a blackboard. Touch and slide a drawn sphere in order to cross the line, while interacting with different geometrical elements around you.
In each scenario, you’ll find a bunch of new challenges and ways of interacting with the environment; figures that you can move at your leisure or even holes in the board that swallow the sphere!
The game has 100 scenarios that can be solved in different ways!
Beat your own records and those of other people! Each scenario remembers the best time achieved so you can keep competing with yourself and the rest of the world! Plus you can get stars that will let you unlock new pages! These are not easy to catch and add an extra challenge to each level.
With neat elegant graphics and a simple yet very addictive game-play it will engage users for hours and hours!
· Intuitive controls that are easy to master
· Mind-bending puzzles that become increasingly challenging
· 100 scenarios that can be solved in different ways means there’s hours of game-time.
· Global high-scores: play against yourself and the rest of the World!
· Gorgeous arty style with neat elegant Graphics and a simple addictive gameplay.
· Universal; plays great on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.