Enigmo 2 Review
- Publisher: Pangea Software, Inc.
- Genre: Entertainment
- Released: 2 Sep, 2009
- Size: 24.6 MB
- Price: $1.99
- Very clever physics puzzles.
- Amazing to watch your solution.
- 3D movement can obscure the puzzle.
- Controls are glossed over and not taught.
What should be a brilliant new offering from Pangea will probably turn away players before they can enjoy it. The game's 3D manipulation was a great idea, but in many ways proves to be as obstructive as it is interesting.
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Enigmo 2 is Pangea Software's response to their already successful and critically aclaimed physics puzzle game Enigmo. In this offering Pangea has brought better graphics and even 3D world manipulation, but does that make it a better game?
The first major hurdle players unfamiliar to Enigmo as a series will need to come to grips with is the set of controls available. Each of the earlier levels attempts to teach the physics and new features of the game, but forgets to let players get comfortable with how the game is played. World manipulation is performed through a combination of dragging objects or the world around and using highlighted handles on selected objects to rotate them.
Visually Enigmo 2 is quite beautiful and shows off just what the iPhone can achieve with clever use of artwork. The special effects and physics display are quite beautiful to watch at times, but much of the interface is fairly impenetrable as players are left to their own devices to work out what each object or button does. Worse still, movement in 3D can result in the puzzle obscuring your puzzle pieces, though some truly unique solutions can result from this adversity.
It's hard to enjoy a game that initially seems to be unwilling to work with the player in learning how to play, especially one that is so fun once that hurdle is cleared. Fans of Enigmo and physics puzzle games will get a kick out of Enigmo 2, but it may prove to be too frustrating for new players.
DescriptionThe best puzzle game for the iPhone has entered a new dimension! Enigmo 2 is the successor to our award winning puzzle game, Enigmo. There are streams of falling water droplets, plasma and laser beams, and your goal is to get them into their container by using the various puzzle piece that you are given. Enigmo 2 goes to a new dimension as the puzzles are now three-dimensional! We've also added tons of new gameplay elements including lasers, plasma, gravetoids, teleporters, gravity inverters, etc. There are 50 all new levels in Enigmo 2, and an awesome music soundtrack!
The original Enigmo won the 2008 Best iPhone Game award from Apple, among many other awards, and it is one of the Top 20 best selling iPhone apps of all time. Enigmo 2 raises the bar even farther with increased performance, more dazzling graphics, and even better gameplay.
Watch the video on YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5ZQzm-SBDQ&fmt=22