Beauty and boredom combined
by Spanner Spencer 29/4/2014
Product: 9 Elefants
Format: Android, iPhone, iPad
Genre: Adventure, Puzzle
Exploration is a big part of many games, but it's a tricky beast to tame. The act of exploring can be a hell of a lot of fun, adding depth and dimension to a game by allowing you to delve into every corner, shadow, and character.
But get it wrong and exploration becomes an onerous task - a neverending schlep that simply exasperates players with too much stick, and a carrot that turns out to be limp and rubbery.
I think you know where we're going with this, but let's press on nonetheless.
9 Elefants attempts to borrow from the likes of Professor Layton in many ways, but it isn't easily accused of ripping the popular DS franchise off.
A game this beautiful deserves a lot more than the rambling plot and uninspired gameplay that brings it to an almost immediate halt
©2014 Steel Media Limited
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