Thursday, November 8, 2007

N3wtonian anomaly

A review of N3wton



Ok, lets get right down to business....



Gameplay: 7/10. As a concept, it is interesting to say the least. A shooter that also has some puzzle elements. However, in practice, it has quite a few flaws. For one, the annoying glitch of your shots hitting against a wall and instead of bounching normally, they just start bouncing everywhere, likely because of invisible jagged edges in his walls. Also, there is the fact that your shots seem to be oddly powerful. You fire a quick shot and you bounce back maybe 3 pixels, but the enemy moves around 10. Another annoyance i the levels where you have to use your recoil to get past an enemy constantly shooting shots, because the floor is so thin any slight error in aim will send you off. He had made a level where the enemies shot before, why not make the floor that wide? Finally, the levels wear out of the puzzle aspect pretty early and the final levels are mostly luck and not forgetting to shoot far away from anywhere you could fall off. Overall the gameplay is a bit glitchy and odd, but it is interesting if you get past that.



Graphics: 6.5/10: Really nothing special at all. The enemies are bland, the portals are just one tone colored circles. The only thing that is slightly impressive is the boxes falling, and that is still not very impressive. They are not horrible to where you can't tell what is supposed to be what, but a couple hours and you could probably draw better things.



Sound: 7/10: Nothing special at all, decent music, decent sounds, nothing totally original.



Story: none.



Overall: 7 (barely)/10. It has a badge so you have to try it if you are a badge collector, but whether or not you like it is up to you. I would really like to see a newton 2, perhaps with a level editor and with it being much harder.

8 comments:

VertFire said...

You should fix it so the whole review isn't on the front page. Make it so you have to click on the read more on this article.

Focus said...

^^

Lol VertFire, you have taken my place. :P

Milskidasith said...

I will change it.... I had to post it at school... Editing....

Malachi said...

Although I would have rated it higher, good review Milski! Some pictures would go well also.

Milskidasith said...

I would post pics, but there are a few problems (I might post a couple pics later today)...

One: The report was typed on my old computer in the game room, which I have no clue how to effectivly capture screenies with(compared to my vistas computer, which with the snipping tool, I can whip up another 30 picture article in roughtly 30 minutes).
Two: I wrote the review at my house 10 minutes before I had to leave for school
Three: I posted it from a school computer discreetly because it was only saved as a draft.

And that is why you should never ever write a report before school starts, post it on a library computer at school, or type a report on your bad computer.

Milskidasith said...

I would post pics, but there are a few problems (I might post a couple pics later today)...

One: The report was typed on my old computer in the game room, which I have no clue how to effectivly capture screenies with(compared to my vistas computer, which with the snipping tool, I can whip up another 30 picture article in roughtly 30 minutes).
Two: I wrote the review at my house 10 minutes before I had to leave for school
Three: I posted it from a school computer discreetly because it was only saved as a draft.

And that is why you should never ever write a report before school starts, post it on a library computer at school, or type a report on your bad computer.

Focus said...

I saw when it was only a draft :D

"How to Kongregate" said...

Yes, it's me again. Check out "How to Kongregate: N3wton" for whatever I have to say this time!