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9 Elefants
Beauty and boredom combined
by Spanner Spencer 29/4/2014
Product: 9 Elefants
Publisher: Microids
Format: Android, iPhone, iPad
Genre: Adventure, Puzzle
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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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
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Summary
A game this beautiful deserves a lot more than the rambling plot and uninspired gameplay that brings it to an almost immediate halt
RATINGS
Audio/visual: 9
Gameplay: 4
Value: 4
Innovation: 5
Overall: 4
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