This game is amazing. If you don't have it yet, go out and buy it right now. I got it the other day at that Toys R Us sale. Anyway, it is. It's amazing.
A Boy and his Blob is a puzzle platformer with a hint of adventure to it. You play as the boy, who can run, jump (not high) and climb. He sucks. BUT he can feed his blob jelly beans, which causes him to transform into awesome stuff. The flavor of the bean affects what he transforms into, such as Tangerine Trampoline, Licorice Ladder, Apple Jack, and Banana Anvil. The different transformations and slow pacing of the game make for some great puzzles. It's not actiony at all- even the boss battles are just fast paced puzzles.
You might be thinking that this means it will be boring- but it's not. It's calming. The graphics are beautiful, the music is awesome and mood setting, and the incredible simpleness of the whole experience really adds to the mood. There is no dialog to speak of, only the thinest of a story line, and text is only included when absolutely necessary. It immerses you, which is great.
Included is a one side quest of sorts- every level has three chests hidden in it throughout. If you can find all of them, you unlock a short challenge level. Halfway through the game, I have about 1/4 of the chests. Which means I'll be able to play though the levels again to find them all, making it that much longer.
So long story short, awesome game, slow paced puzzler, great atmosphere, go buy it right now.
Mmmmmmmmm. From what I can tell, the remake is a bit different then the old one. Just working off what I know here, but I believe the old one was a free range adventure game where you collect the beans to feed the blob, right? Well, in the new one, it's divided into levels, each one being very puzzly and somewhat linear. And you have an infinite number of beans.
I went to the store yesterday in the afternoon to actually buy the game. Back in the good old days, I played this game and enjoyed it so much; I even remember growing up with it in the NES-days. Was a tough game indeed but nevertheless fun. Making a long story short, I wasn't able to buy the game in stores here in the Netherlands. Odd enough, it sais something about a release date in october/begin november this year. But the game isn't even in stores yet, nor is in the list of new games being released this month and next month. The person from the game shop promised me to keep me up to date by phone when the game is finally there, but it's a bit worrying that this game is not on any release list of game shops here in the country.
You're telling me the Toys "R" Us shops have it? There's a T"R"U shop a couple of miles away from here. I guess I'd have a look and ask there, then.
So far, the game has great reviews. Only IGN is a little more strict, but then again there were alot of complaints about the review itself.
(Goes back to the Gerudo Desert where he's been sleeping with the others for a long time)