Century of the self-similarity
by Chris Schilling 15/8/2011
Product: Fractal Combat
Format: Android, iPhone
Genre: Shooter, Simulation
A fractal is defined as a geometric pattern that can be split into small parts, each of which acts as an approximate reduced-size copy of the whole.
As such, the title of Oyatsukai's airborne action game is a remarkably honest assessment of the game itself, because most players will have trouble differentiating each mission from the one that preceded it.
Dispensing with the usual niceties, Fractal Combat throws you straight into missions of space combat above algorithmically generated landscapes.
The first 30 seconds have all the elegance of the Warhawk demonstration during Sony’s infamous E3 2006 presser, as you attempt to adjust to the slightly twitchy tilt controls which guide your ship.
Thuddingly repetitive, but sensibly brief stages and terrific tilt controls (just about) save the day
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