Deflex review (iOS / Universal)July 28, 2011
♫ “And every little thing the reflex does
Leaves me answered with a question mark”
10 word description: Deflect lightball around obstacles and into targets. Puzzle/action game.
10 word review: Proof, in any was needed, that my brain doesn’t work.
You will like this if you enjoy: Trippy psychedelic games.
The good news: It’s a few steps beyond Minotron 2112 and Minotaur Rescue in terms of trippiness and relaxing psychedelia. Graphically, it’s hard to think of anything else on iOS (not by Jeff Minter) that is anything like this game.
The bad news: Fans of the author’s iOS shooters (the two games linked above) may find this too much of a departure from the straightforward destructive action of those games. Personally, I discovered that my brain doesn’t work as far as this game is concerned. It had to happen, I suppose, but it’s a real shame it happened on this one because it looks so fascinating.
Arcadelife verdict: I am in a tiny minority that just can’t get on with this game. Listen to the universal acclaim and read the glowing reviews on the app store. If you’re unlucky, like me, and your brain just refuses to comply with this game, just accept the fact and spend a few hours crying in a dark room. To avoid karmic repercussions, I shall award this game infinity out of infinity, because that’s probably how long it would take me to get anywhere near mastering it.
Arcadelife rating: ∞/∞
Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 1.01
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