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Review of FRACT OSC by Houie

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Rating by Houie posted on Jul 6, 2014 | edit | delete


Brilliant first game by indie developer


Play time ~11 hours

Story: There is no real story, but that’s the beauty of it. No violence, no worries - totally family friendly. Lots of needing to figure things out on your own and interpreting abstract events as they come.

Gameplay: The game has a very unique and well executed blend of music, puzzles, and exploration. This is not found in any other game I have played. The environment oozes with music and custom tones that are affected by what you do to the environment. The game is not super easy, which is very good, because I like a challenge. The only thing I would have liked to see more is a bit more variance in the puzzle mechanics - many of them are represented as synth / equalizer adjustments to get the right combination. But overall, the game did still boast a good variety of puzzles.

Visuals and Audio: Superb. Game is beautiful in both regards. ESPECIALLY audio (of course!). There are loads of environments and the music and abstract visuals actually blend together in harmony - very nice!

Note: my review doesn’t even consider the aspects of the custom synthesizer aspect of the game in which you can compose your own works of music. If you add that, and you enjoy that, this makes the game all the more enjoyable.


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Time Played: 10-20 hours
Difficulty: Just Right

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