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Mia, M.I.A. StencylJam201 Mia, M.I.A. StencylJam201

Rated 2 / 5 stars

Well, I wasn't really sure what to make of this.

The graphics/art are ok in places, but mostly seem out of place. Also, the tree looks like it has writing/stuff on it (was it taken from somewhere?) Controls feel mostly ok, but the player character just doesn't work for me. Player collision and animations seem off when you move around/jump etc. Not to mention the 10 minute task I had of trying to climb the vines (?) Apart from a short intro peice of music, there is barely any sound through what I played, but for the player grunts and noises, shooting sounds.

Moving around I had invisible collisions stopping me from going places, which is fair enough - but it may have been nicer to have actual 'visible' things blocking my path so I had a better idea of what it was, instead of just stopping dead - so I had a clearer view of where I was allowed to go.

After climbing the vine thing, and running a little more to the right, I climbed a pile of something, dropped the other side, passed a robot alien thing shooting at me, and then ran to the edge of a cliff. I assume this is as far as the game goes, as you just fall off and die? (when she falls off, she doesnt actually die - just lands off screen, as you can still hear the player noises).

So.. overall, while I've tried to be honest and give my view of what I played - I feel it needs alot more work as it is, in quite a lot of areas, otherwise I feel Mia is gonna be stuck on the strange planet forever.

I think 2 stars is about right - for the effort at least.


TapDroid responds:

OK, everything you said is a bit on the biased side.

osirisrtosirisrt : Graphics are out of place:
ME: It's a strange and different planet.

osirisrtosirisrt : the player character just doesn't work for me...
ME: You don't like girls?

osirisrtosirisrt : collision and animations seem off when you move around/jump etc.
ME: Yeh, I'm a bit new at this...

osirisrtosirisrt : 10 minute task I had of trying to climb the vines
ME: Um, ready,? and, JUMP, now hit the climb button. First time?

osirisrtosirisrt : Moving around I had invisible collisions stopping me from going places, which is fair enough - but it may have been nicer to have actual 'visible' things blocking my path so I had a better idea of what it was, instead of just stopping dead - so I had a clearer view of where I was allowed to go.

ME: ?

osirisrtosirisrt :edge of a cliff. I assume this is as far as the game goes
Me: No, turn around, you may have missed something...


SARCO SARCO

Rated 4 / 5 stars

A simple and relatively short game. I liked the art/style and the feel/atmosphere kinda worked nicely. Simple controls and tasks you have to complete - but I just liked it regardless.

Would really like to see something 3 or 4 times the size of this with more to do if it is to be extended or continued - maybe more interaction too. Otherwise for what it is, I quite liked it.


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Worp Worp

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Visually its fairly simple but kinda works. The mechanic is interesting too and the controls are simple enough. But for me personally, my main issue is the difficulty. I also find the stop/start music (which is fine, when you can listen to it for any length if you dont keep dying), a little annoying. The font right side issue I also noticed, but I believe this is maybe a Stencyl issue.

My review score reflects the simple clear style and mechanic mostly which I quite like - but as someone also said below, I can't go much higher because there isn't much to the game, and there are others that offer more that deserve a higher rating.

Could do well on mobile. Good luck with it either way.