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Pandemic II Pandemic II

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

MADAGASCAR.

That one, small, scarcely populated, ecologically beautiful and unique shit on the map makes this game frustrating as hell. No matter how strategically I play and how many (good) tips by other players I follow, as soon as that goddam harbor shuts down, it becomes impossible to reach the games final goal. That is, in easy mode. The fact that this seems to be one of the most likely "reaction" events to be triggered doesnt help at all.

However, I can not be brought to hate this game. The premise is just too creative.

It is definitely flawed. The numbers of people living in the single countries are just unrealistic (I knew China was huge, but making it house five times the current world population is just laughable), some of the decimal calculations look just awkward (I dont think it would change the game if I had 296 Infections a day instead of 296.057683), and you dont generally feel like you have enough control over what happens in game.

Looking at this more than obvious problems, I have no Idea why I like this game so much. Maybe its the adorable little details. Giving the infection that is wiping out humanity an exaggeratedly sciency or ironic name ("Prolaptic gaseous endogastrial Pseudomycosis", or just "Disco fever"), seeing world governments panic in front of their populations sneezing their brains out through their nostrils or just enjoying the detailed descriptions of the horrible things your disease may do to the infected provide just sickening entertaining value.

If there should ever be a sequel (wich I highly doubt, considering how old this is), I would recommend hiring a good designer for the interface and work out some of the flaws, while keeping the basic concept unaltered. It may be unlikely, but I would love to see a fleshed out version of this game that sadly looks rushed and unfinished for having such a great premise.

Protip:
To maximize your gaming experience, play the OST of "Pandemic - American Swine" or something similar in the background. It fits the mood perfectly!


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The Final Experiment The Final Experiment

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Okay, the bad stuff first:

This game was definitely too short and too easy. Some of the urges (such as love) are, as other reviewers have already written, definitely overpowered, while others are just superfluent.

The reason I actually liked this game lies merely in its concept. Where other game designers waste their talent on random side scrolling shooters and redundant physics puzzles, "Final Experiment" brings up an almost absolutely new concept of gaming.

For a sequel I could imagine more functions, better balance and a more sophisticated interface design.

Besides from that, great game.



Vivirion.2 Vivirion.2

Rated 4 / 5 stars

An interesting, minimalist yet enjoyable take on the popular "eat-and-grow" genre.
Maybe a little bit short, but very well-designed.

Definitely deserves a sequel.


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Gone Fishing - 1 minute m Gone Fishing - 1 minute m

Rated 4 / 5 stars

The concept has some potential, for sure.

Maybe you should work with another programmer to add some new content (new fish, challenges etc. -Yet no upgrades. It has been done way to often, and doesnt fit very well in what is obviously meant to be a casual game).

The basic idea of the game is very good, and it is surprisingly entertaining to play.
Keep working on that project!



:the game: :the game:

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Okay.
This is genius. I have never, ever seen a game so deep yet so humorous.
This is beautifully executed, intelligent, entertaining Art (yes, with a capital "A").
Even more than that: Its art even an uncivilized barbarian such as me is capable of actually getting the point of.

All my 5 stars are belong to you, sincerely.
And let me say that you are one of those unique creators of content who truly deserve them.



Toss the Turtle Toss the Turtle

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

...And with a deafening blast, another Newgrounds legend was born.

The Turtle has taken its rightful place among Pico, Dad, the Tankmen, Alien Hominid and all those other ingenious creations of greater minds which solemnly watch upon the portal.



Pico Radio Pico Radio

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

This. Is. Awesome.

Seriously, this thing should be a constant feature on the frontpage of the portal. It already fits in perfectly with the design, and the fact that it will be constantly updated really asks for it being used that way. Just ask someone if that might be possible. Asking is free.

Only thing that could need some improvement is the access to the links. It would be slightly better if you didnt need to turn off the slideshow to go to an artists or musicians page.

Besides from that, pure awesomeness.


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deathink responds:

Maybe you should ask someone for me... it's free :D
anyway thanks a lot man, I am glad you like it. I do have the functions so you can just click the name in the slide show to go to the music or art, maybe i will put it back in.