July 1st, 2010
You probably didn’t download Osmos when it was released last August. And why would you? It comes from a no-name indie developer, and it’s a puzzle game. And who the freak likes artsy fartsy puzzle games made by pretentious indie developers?
I do. And I’m 110% positive you will too, if only you give this demo a try.
For starters, Osmos looks fantastic on my 22” monitor. Nevermind the minimalist graphics. It looks wonderful in HD, especial while zooming the camera in and out with the scroll wheel. Secondly, the ambient soundtrack is as relaxing as they come. Not relaxing in a “put you to sleep” kind of way. But a “I want to keep on playing” kind of way.
But the brilliance of Osmos is in the way you move around. As you propel yourself in an effort to absorb lesser lifeforms, you eject matter that reduces your size. So the game is a constant trade-off between propulsion and size.
And getting as big as you possibly can.
Normally, the highest-rated puzzle game released last year retails for a dirt cheap $10. But if you hurry, you can get it on promotion for a measly $5.
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