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Oozi Earth Adventure
Reviewed by
Josh Waters
on
Oozi Earth Adventure PC Review. Oozi Earth Adventure offers an addicting platformer experience that hearkens back to the days when “scrolling parallax backgrounds” were super hip and the entire summer's agenda was to set a new high score.
Rating:
4.25

Gameplay 8.0
Graphics 9.0
Sound 8.0
Value 9.0
Review Date: September 2012
Developer:
Awesome Games Studios
Reviewer:
Josh Waters

8.5*


Oozi Earth Adventure

Awesome Games Studio brings us Oozi Earth Adventure, a platformer from the old school that aims to tie together many tried-and-true game mechanics into one solid game. The story is your typical fare for the genre – an alien delivery boy crash lands on a strange new world and must find his missing gear and ship to return home. Alright, so Oozi isn't the most original game coming out this year. But what about the important part – is it any fun? 

In a word, yes. Oozi offers your standard story mode in several flavors of difficulty, as well as a time-limited arcade mode and a special challenge mode, featuring objective-based levels of markedly higher difficulty. Our cheeky protagonist (is his name Oozi? Honestly, I'm still not sure) starts off just a novice adventurer with basic jumping skills, but as the game progresses more and more abilities become unlocked, increasing the game's complexity. It's spread out pretty well, with regular changes to the gameplay that keep things interesting. Oozi is currently involved in Steam's Greenlight process, which is a way of determining whether games will be made available on the platform. If it does get through, the developer promises achievements as well. 

The graphics are nothing to sneeze at, either. The world of Oozi is one of beautifully rendered 2D, and each new “world” will give you plenty to appreciate. The controls, too are excellent. In fact, this is probably one of the high points – platformers must have tight controls, and Oozi gets the job done. While the controls aren't configurable, preset mappings for a keyboard, mouse, or xbox controller are offered. The music is nice as well, enhancing the mood without becoming too repetitive. That alone is a nice bonus you don't usually see in indie games. 

Oozi Earth Adventure offers an addicting platformer experience that hearkens back to the days when “scrolling parallax backgrounds” were super hip and the entire summer's agenda was to set a new high score. It's nice to be able to revisit that sort of experience in high-definition 2D, and in my opinion, this is the kinda game that everybody needs to play at least once in a while. Check it out at http://awesomegamesstudio.com, and if you want to see this title on steam, give it a vote on Steam Greenlight at http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=92915519.

Gameplay – 8. Good classic mechanics, but nothing new. There's a reason they're classic, though.

Graphics – 9. Beautiful 2D and sharp menus. I docked a point for occasionally poor English.

Sound – 8. Moody music that fits the aesthetic.

Value – 9. What can I say? Oozi's worth the small price tag.

Overall – 8.5






 
 



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