iPad Eliss - multitouch universe

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  1. gcl

    gcl Well-Known Member

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    Eliss, looks like a mashup of Bloom with SynthPond

    The kinetic gameplay looks fantastic, but $4 is a bit too rich just now.

    Any impressions?

    Any TOFTT out there?
     
  2. mrWalrus

    mrWalrus Well-Known Member

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    Whoa! That looks fantastic! I'll probably pick it up later today.
     
  3. funambulist

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    I bought it and I like it.

    :)
     
  4. Donburns99

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    It certainly looks very artistic and innovative.

    I'll be keeping an eye on this one.


    It's a shame, the screen shots don't do this game justice, seeing the video is a must.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. bgribin

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    It looks interesting but I'm holding out until some reviews go up. It reminds me somewhat of Electroplankton on DS.
     
  6. your personal robot

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    This game is WONDERFUL.
    Really a perfect iPhone only title.
    Very unique, very challenging.
    Just played the first 4 levels and the difficulty is increasing fast.
    The music is great, the sounds and the graphic style very stylish.

    There is not a single complaint at the moment. Perfect little game.
    VERY fast.

    BIG recommendation!
     
  7. anduril_ukr

    anduril_ukr Well-Known Member

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    i absolutely do not get this game. what exactly are you doing? is it a puzzle game, action game . . . whats the goal of the levels?
     
  8. Chumbake

    Chumbake Well-Known Member

    Ya, I watched the video and I'm lost. Looks interesting for sure.
     
  9. your personal robot

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    The gameplay is actually very simple.
    Filled circles of different colour are appearing and you have to keep the different colours seperated. If they touch, you loose energy. And from time to time, kind of "gates" appear in one of the filled circle's colour. There you have to drop the filled circle to let it disappear. But the "gates" have different sizes, therefore you have to pinch filled circels togheter to make one big one. Or you devide a bigger one into smaller ones, if the gate is small.

    So you are hectically keeping all colours seperated, while bringing them into the right sizes to let them vanish with the gates.

    And everytime you make one disappear, little triangels come onto the screen for a short time and if you touch them quickly enough, you get energy back.

    Really, it's very easy. You get the whole game in a minute.
     
  10. gcl

    gcl Well-Known Member

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    thx for the review

    Thank you the recommendation, Your Personal Robot.

    :eek: There's currently a 1 star review up at the US store due to 'difficulty', but it sounds like you didn't have any difficulty at all!
    Hopefully your review will balance out the ratings.

    Now I just have to decide between Zen Bound or Eliss?! :eek:

    I like the new vibe of relaxing universal games like these from the indy devs.
     
  11. your personal robot

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    Eliss IS difficult and anything else but relaxing.
    I'm on level 6 now and it's getting harder and harder.
    But there are some great powerups like a fantastic slowmotion,
    where even the music is becoming slow-mo....cool.

    Really like this app.

    BUT, don't compare with Zen Bound. Two very different games.
    Zen Bound simply is a masterpiece on its own.

    I would recommend both ;)
     
  12. Kamazar

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    Go for Zen Bound. Trust me ;)
     
  13. gcl

    gcl Well-Known Member

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    i forgot edge

    i forgot edge, too

    so it's Eliss, ZB and Edge

    I'll probably get all three :eek: but after going over the $150 mark on apps, i vowed to space out purchases and temper my impulses with a small regular 'allowance'.

    Even though .99 to $5 is a pittance, it's still difficult to explain to the missus!:D

    The dev posted to offworld so hopefully he'll post in TA in the future.
     
  14. Kamazar

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    As long as you're getting quality games, it doesn't matter (as much). It's the impulse buys that may you go overboard. I actually recommend Edge over ZB, though, but they are two different genres.
     
  15. gcl

    gcl Well-Known Member

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    ok, that about sums it:

    "But, Honey, I'm getting 'quality games!'

    Kamazar said Edge over ZB, then I had to get ZB to chill from Edge, but I couldn't forget Eliss, which my personal robot said was WONDERFUL."

    Man, TouchArcade facilitates addiction!
     
  16. your personal robot

    your personal robot Well-Known Member

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    Here is an old portfolio website of the dev.
    Damn, he is a great artist: http://trsp.net/selected/index.html
    I hope, he will coninue developing for iPhone.
    He has got style!
     
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    Got all three, like all three, recommend all three.
    With Edge I have a beloved long time relationship.
    Zen Bound makes me fall on my knees to praise my iPhone (as an atheist).
    And Feliss is kind of a fresh, wild and raw love for the moment.

    Really, you can't make any mistakes with these games.
    Even, if Eliss seems more like a sketch compared to the other two (these two really are amongst my all time favs).
     
  18. Donburns99

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    That is a fantastic portfolio, absolutely amazing.
     
  19. your personal robot

    your personal robot Well-Known Member

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    I want this rocket girl as an iPhone jump 'n run :)
    I even proposed the dev to use this style for a game
    with my personal robot instead of that girl. I would die
    to see something like this once in my life :)
     
  20. hkiphone

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    #20 hkiphone, Mar 11, 2009
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    Blake just put this up on the homepage. Any more recommendations for this game?
    To Your Personal Robot, have you finished the game? Is there a finite selection of levels, or continues forever like Tetris?
     

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