Thursday, May 3, 2012

Floating Cloud God Saves The Pilgrims - Playstation minis Review


Developer: Dakko Dakko, Publisher: Dakko Dakko, Genre: Action, Systems: Playstation 3 (minis), Playstation Portable, Release Date: May 1, 2012, Rating: E.

Presentation: Floating Cloud God Saves The Pilgrims is a action side-scroller where protecting pilgrims by air is paramount. This game is small figuratively as well a content standpoint. Minis games are small by nature hence its name however I wasn't impressed with this game's content. As far as presentation goes besides its small content issues was pretty good. The gameplay is decent along with the artstyle and sound design. I'll target the title menu page here which featured Play, Instructions and Credits. Not many menu tabs as you'd expect. The controls are via the Dual Shock 3: D-pad: fly/move, X: shoot and O: bombs. That is it, pretty simple huh? The controls are sluggish but get the job done. I feel if the controls and movement of the protagonist was faster the game would be much easier.

Story: Harness powers and destroy demons below you with bombs and God fire.You are the Cloud God and lead protagonist in Floating God Saves The Pilgrims. For a thin game such as this I am surprised there is even a protagonist with a name.
Visuals: Tthe art and visuals in this little minis game was pleasantly good. The Asian artstyle really popped-out along with vibrant colors. The levels featured copy and pasted mountains, clouds and trees but looked decent. The enemies had imaginative design.

Sound Design: The music was pretty good especially the main title screen tune which was catchy.

Gameplay: Gameplay premise is simple but fun and at times addicting. Your a floating cloud you can control has the ability to shoot down flying as well land monsters with lightning and or bombs. Your goal is to protect a specific amount of pilgrims till they reach the end of the level. Levels last a few minutes. Difficulty ramps up when more/faster waves of enemies presents themselves. Overall gameplay is ok, however its just not diverse.

Replay Value: No replay value with Floating Cloud God Saves The Pilgrims. The game is short and offers no reason to play it again.

Final Verdict: Floating Cloud God Saves The Pilgrims does have good gameplay but the content is so thin and no replay value exists.


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