Summary: I wish I was a practical gent, especially when it comes to construction. Unfortunately, I can't even put up a shelf without a lot of hassle, injuries, and the expectation of fanfare at the end.
Excerpt: When you take a great idea for a mobile game and turn it into a PC game, sometimes that idea doesn't turn out all that great. This is the case with Rigonauts , a charming build-and-battle game that poses some cool ideas, most of which would work better if they stayed confined to iOS and Android...
Excerpt: Anyone that remembers playing with K’Nex sets knows how great it feels to build something you can play with. You could make cars, planes, and even rollercoasters just by snapping pieces together. That’s close to the basis of Rigonauts , a quirky strategy game developed by Engient Inc.
Pros: Its charming, imaginative concept and design, Watching your creation comes to life feels great, The various puzzle elements
Cons: Not having direct control of the battle, Wonky physics that ruin your plans, Luck-based gameplay
Summary: Remember the Erector Set? You got a box full of parts and you could connect them to each other in various ways to form a bunch of different simple machines: pinwheels, catapults, toy cars, and so on.
Pros: Clever core concept, Lots of levels and pieces to play with
Cons: Clumsy user interface, Missing lots of little things that make the game feel unfinished, Physics and ship design are unpredictable