Summary: I don't get to play enough games like Waveform . For starters, it's an independent title that doesn't use 8- or 16-bit graphics and isn't painfully derivative which, unfortunately, describes much of the stuff I'm willing to shove in front of my eyeballs. Waveform knows what it wants to be and doesn't stray too far off course. It's also not unlike something you'd expect from Bit.Trip series developer Gaijin Games.
Summary: Plain and simple, Waveform is a great game. For a asking price of $5.95, you will be getting a hefty game. It’s visually very pleasing to look at and again I cannot stress just how good the soundtrack is. I couldn’t fault you for buying this game, if for nothing else than to listen to the music but, you should probably, you know, play it too.
Conclusion: Indie games are more than just a craze, with unique little titles popping up all over the internet on a daily basis its hard to find the best of the bunch, but every so often a little gem comes out of nowhere and shines out above the rest, today that gem is Waveform. Created by Eden Industries , who are a small indie developer made up of just three members, who with a little help from a few others have brought us this wonderful looking side scrolling action-puzzle game.
Conclusion: Are you in the mood for a unique puzzle game filled with ambient electronic music and want to feel good about supporting independent game development? Waveform may just be right up your alley. It is elegant in its simplicity, but don’t let that fool you. The game quickly becomes challenging and with about eleven stages (filled with ten levels each), there’s a surprisingly large amount of game and replayability to be had. I see myself coming back to this game often.
Conclusion: The Short Version: Waveform is a space oddity that impresses at every turn. Though mastery only comes with practice, this inexpensive little gem offers an entirely unique, addictive and thoroughly worthwhile gaming experience.
Pros: Refreshing unique gameplay mechanic, Impressive variety and value, Crisp, colorful visuals and dynamic BGM
Cons: Relatively learning curve, Can become repetitious, best for short and frequent play sessions
Excerpt: I am constantly humbled by the often seemingly effortless genius of indie games. It takes a blend of nigh-disconcerting naivety and a tinge of suicidal tendencies for big developers to allow truly boundless creativity and genre defying mechanics, but if you’re willing to look to indie development you can be privy to those things in abundance. It hardly makes matters worse that I happen to be a predisposed sucker for nearly everything about Waveform .