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World of Goo
World of Goo
Gooey!
Published by AlloftheAbove
04-15-2010
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Smilie Waluigi World of Goo





A shameless, slightly paraphrased rip the single greatest piece of literature of
the 20th century, Fox in Socks. But itís an apt one when contemplating World of
Goo
for more than the obvious reference to gooey stuff, for this is a game
thatís like a collision between the good Dr S and Mr Tim Burton. Did I mention
that itís magnificent? Oh yeah, I havenít got that far.


World of Goo is magnificent. Right, I got there. Itís a puzzle game that superbly
ropes and ties the laws of physics and applies them to various goo balls under
your control, that are stretched out and interconnected to construct towers,
bridges and the like in order to grant safe passage to other globs of goo. If you
can imagine a cross between Lemmings, Patapon, LocoRoco, Bloom Blox, Putty
Squad
and even the underrated N64 classic Blast Corps, then youíll be getting
the picture. But at the same time, World of Goo is tantalisingly original.




Your arsenal of goo balls is many and varied. Some are reusable and most are
once-only deals. Others are like water drips that only drip downwards, and
others are extremely flammable. There are even inflatable balloon goos, plus
an enormous, rather pretty goo.


Itís all set in a spectacular world thatís split into four seasonal stages, plus a
diabolical epilogue. To call this world Ďbizarreí would be an understatement, as
you progress variously through the internals of creatures, wind-ravaged vistas,
green and greener 8-bit innards and more. Itís all tied together with a devilish
assault on corporate culture and marketing, as youíre aided Ė although not
always Ė by the often cryptic ĎSign Painterí, who goes from a tutor, to a mentor,
to a virtual tormentor along the journey.




Completing a level isnít the end Ė and some will take much head-smacking and
lateral thinking to conquer at all. Further challenges await with ĎOCDí targets,
often setting what seem like impossible goals.


But thereís more! Any goo balls collected that are surplus to a levelís target are
filed away in a bonus game. There, your spare globbies are used to construct
the loftiest structure possible, with the twist being that if youíre internetted
up, the erections (lol) of others worldwide are flagged onscreen to give you
something to aspire to.




Itís epic, itís inspiring, itís hilarious, itís challenging, it's pretty, itís brilliant,
itís infuriating, it stays crunchy in milkÖ itís World of Goo, and it's one of the
best things to hit the Wii, or on any console, for that matter. And to think it
was made by just two guys in a shed.
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By SuperGamecube64 on 04-15-2010, 08:29 PM
I love WoG. i got it a couple days after it's launch.
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By da Beef on 04-16-2010, 12:51 AM
this is a good review. it is well written and enjoyable to read. you have a strong command over language and successfully articulate your opinion

but... but... the content itself is not very interesting. my advice is to forgo the staples of the video game review; don't devote a paragraph to explaining the game's origin story, or the central play mechanics; everyone already knows that stuff. especially in the internet age, reviews and journalism on the whole need to take a more radical approach in order to keep up

so what does this mean? chuck out all the expository and synopsis crap, leaving room only for the meaty analysis. for instance, how about a paragraph contemplating the game's obsession with geometry? form, balance and precision of your goo-community are required to progress -- is the game poking at themes of utopia? stuff like this, that gives both the author and reader plenty to think about

but i stress this, it's refreshing to see a review as polished as this one on this site. nice job. hope you continue to write and elevate yourself to the next level
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By Stapler on 04-16-2010, 03:37 AM
It's no da Beef review, but it does the trick.
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By Benji_Nottz on 08-28-2011, 05:53 PM
I totally agree with the review! Found it a total joy and getting the OCD's still has me scratching my head. Well worth it's price. Im left wanting more. I dont know what the Da beef is stressing about. How much is there to explain? Everyone should buy this game! It's everything you say it is!
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By Mikematute on 08-28-2011, 09:26 PM
i want this.........DAMM
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By NommyNommy on 08-29-2011, 06:20 PM
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i want this.........DAMM
lol its free bro
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By Mikematute on 08-29-2011, 07:53 PM
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lol its free bro
the trial is free. beside i has mac
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By Mr.Efra on 07-09-2012, 08:34 PM
For me, the game isnt so good, the name is doesnt...attractive and the graphics either....
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