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Blockage review (iOS / Universal)

January 13, 2013

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10 word description: Logic puzzler. Position blocks correctly to complete the 30 levels.

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10 word review: Simple concept becomes tricky quickly. Definitely a very challenging game.

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You will like this if you enjoy: Logic puzzle games that make you use your brain. Oh dear.

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The good news: The simple concept is a great basis for a puzzle game. There’s no problem with the controls.

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The bad news: No step-undo, or any kind of undo at all, which makes restarts a frequent occurrence. This reduces the fun rating, as you might have guessed. If you get stuck on a level, that’s it – you won’t see any more of the game. Although I got stuck well before the end, I wonder if 30 levels is really enough, assuming anyone makes it that far.

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Arcadelife verdict: The basic concept and the brain-taxing logic puzzling are fine, but the experience could be improved with the inclusion of an undo button and some way of getting hints or bypassing a level where you get completely stumped. Overall, this is really only going to appeal to fans of logic puzzles who have enough patience not to have a meltdown when they get stuck on level 11.

Arcadelife rating

Presentation – 7/10
Visuals – 5/10
Controls – 8/10
Content – 5/10
Fun – 5/10
Final rating – 5/10

MEDIOCRE

Rating categories explained here.
Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 1.10
iTunes link
Arcadelife played and reviewed this game on:
4th gen iPod Touch (iOS 6.0.1)
4th gen iPad (iOS 6.0.1)
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