Globosome: Path of the Swarm Review
- Publisher: Fabian Schaub, Thomas Krueger
- Genre: Action
- Released: 22 May, 2014
- Size: 54.5 MB
- Price: $1.99
- Accurate gyroscope controls
- Beautiful world to explore
- Sweet silent story
- Jumping can be fiddly
- Larger swarms prove unwieldy
Generating a beautiful world with which to interact, Globosome: Path of the Swarm is a joyful experience with only a few minor niggles holding it back from perfection.
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There is something joyous about you first moments with Globosome: Path of the Swarm. Controlling a small spherical creature named Globo, you roll through a vibrant green world, gathering you orb-like buddies as you go.
You control Globo by tilting your device. The accuracy of the gyroscope is fantastic, making the constant corrections you have to make as you trundles over uneven ground easy and instinctive. Nowhere is this accuracy more important than when navigating the mountainous rocky paths that sit high above the clouds. Here, the slightest error can send Globo plummeting to his death. Luckily, the precision the tilt controls allow mean that when death comes, you only have yourself to blame.
Even in more down-to-earth areas, you can't let your concentration slip. In the verdant jungle areas you find yourself controlling a small swarm of Globo’s mates. All of the creatures move as one, with a tap of the screen causing them to spring into the air. Some areas require you collect a set number of creatures to move to the next zone. Unfortunately, jumping between plant leaves frequently sees you leaving some behind. This is okay for a short detour to collect an item, but leave one for too long and it will perish.
Hopping your way up floral staircases is especially difficult because, while the gyroscope is responsive, the jump feels a littlke sluggish. Trying to guide a swarm of five creatures to a new plateau is an excruciating process, as invariably one isn't moving fast enough, while another overshoots the target. This slows the process of navigation, bogging down the joyous sense of exploration you feel when the game’s at its best.
Globosome: Path of the Swarm is a delightful game of exploration, which tells its simple, wordless tale with skill and affection. Despite a complete absence of voice acting or dialogue, the tale feels poignant thanks to Globo’s charming animations and expressive squeaks.Though its momentum based movement clashes at times with the occasionally stodgy jumping, that shouldn’t put you off grabbing what is a genuinely delightful mobile experience.
Description"Globosome: Path of the Swarm is a delightful game of exploration, which tells its simple, wordless tale with skill and affection"
"Globosome: Path of the Swarm is a fun game all about exploration and finding your comrades."
"Globosome: Path of the Swarm teaches you the value of having friends."
"Visually stunning exploration game."
***PLEASE NOTE: Globosome is only compatible for and above iPhone 4s, iPad 2 and iPod Touch (5th generation). The game is not compatible with the iPhone 4, iPad 1 and the iPod (4th generation).***
Globosome is an exploratory action adventure in which you are a little spherical being that has lost its swarm.
By feeding on your natural environment, you can replicate into your own swarm. The swarm enables you to accomplish things that would be impossible alone.
* Explore a living, breathing world: Roll through lush jungles, crash into the darkest of ravines and survive a dangerous flora
* Learn new skills over the course of your journey: you learn to jump higher, push objects and replicate faster to reach new places and learn more about the mysterious world of Globosome
* Help your lost Globo: Retrieve your swarm and find your origins
Globosome: Path of the Swarm is based on Sascha Geddert’s animated short and the award-winning 2012 original.
* Choose your own controls: Gyro, Touch or Controller
* No advertisement or InApp-Purchase
* Unlock achievements in Game Center and compete in one overall highscore
* Universal app (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch)
* Additional levels and content will follow in updates
Globosome supports game controller for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Controller support requires iOS 7 or higher and is compatible with iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPad4, iPad Air or later as well as iPod touch (5th generation).
What's New in Version 1.1FREE LEVEL PACK!
Explore new jungle regions with a Globo couple!
FIXED SEVERAL ISSUES
- MFi controller support works correctly now
- fixed a graphic bug in the Level Screen on iPhone 5/5s/5c
- fixed a bug that kept the game from unlocking new levels sometimes
- improved the Globo AI