Product Type: Nintendo Wii games
Newest Review: ... elaborate shapes and configurations of goo balls connected by subsequent strings of goo. Its basically a relatively original tower c... more
Not worth the dosh.
World of Goo (Wii)
Member Name: Mutalisk
World of Goo (Wii)
Advantages: lots of colour, stimulating, quite charming and amusing at times.
Disadvantages: not worth paying for - repetitive, not that original, lots of free games that are the same.
World of Goo is a Wii puzzle game primarily aimed at children. The premise is that some balls of goo have to work together to pile on top of each other, and stick to each other in order to reach a giant suction pipe which then transports them to the next stage.
Essentially the player uses the wand to click and drag the balls of goo together forming elaborate shapes and configurations of goo balls connected by subsequent strings of goo. Its basically a relatively original tower construction game, which is sure to help to develop children's cognitive functions, especially with its cool, accurate, if a little silly physics engine.
Although this is a valuable and subtle learning tool to introduce to children, its not really for adults at all, despite what the box and the platform might imply. Although the game itself is visually stimulating, the lack of variation in premise and mechanics spoils it quite a bit. It is very repetitive, and has you doing the same thing twice. This is a game that is definitely not worth paying full-price for, but if you are looking for a way to entertain the kids if you have a lack of child-friendly Wii titles, you can always download the demo for free from Wii Store. Also, if you don't feel like doing that, there are hundreds of flash game clones of this game online. This game is an old premise with a few cheap visual bells and whistles tacked on.
Although the style and tone is charming (much similar to kid-friendly titles like 'Gruntz,' 'Lemmings' and 'Worms,') its just not all that. Play the demo until you get sick of it, its got about as much replayability value and addictiveness as the full version. Avoid buying.
Summary: Just play the demo instead, you'll get the idea.
More reviews in the field of Nintendo Wii Game
- Need for Speed: Carbon (Wii)
- Nintendo Selects - Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)
- Nintendo Selects - Mario Kart - Game only (Wii)
- Angry Birds Star Wars (Wii)
- Just Dance Kids 2014 (Wii)
- Nintendo Selects - Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii)
- SSX Blur (Wii)
- The Godfather: Blackhand Edition (Wii)
- Tiger Woods PGA Tour (Wii)
- Eledees (Wii)