Monday, September 13, 2010

Game Review: Dodge

Dodge is a game that describes itself as being in the style of a "classic arcade game." Whether this means that it imitates some other game's gameplay is something I can't answer.

Dodge is unique in that it is the only game I've ever played where I was happy to notice the enemies have homing projectiles.


Because if they hit your enemies, they kill 'em.

In fact, it's the only way in the game to actually harm your enemies-you don't have a gun.

This game is fun for being different. You can outrun projectiles very nearly at will, and can fly right through enemies without being harmed (unless they shoot you). The graphics are clean and attractive, and make wiping enemies out very satisfying. (In addition to the explosions, little fragments of colored debris pile up as you progress. I have to admit I love that little touch.)

If you like simple, elegant games, this one is great. You could waste only minutes, or many hours, depending on your tastes.

-Signing off.

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