Excerpt: Since Nintendo had launched the WiiWare program in the shopping channel, developers with big ideas and little budgets from all around have flocked to this unique and exciting program to share their original titles. Some are better than others. Some shouldn't have bothered. Fortunately, my review for World of Goo is a happy review. In World of Goo, you take control of little balls of goo. There are many different species of goo, and all have different functionalities.
Conclusion: World of Goo is a fantastic game, and one that you would be crazy to miss. The five chapters will keep you entertained for some time (unless of course you cheat with the skip option), and after you are done you can join the rest of the games players by building the tallest tower of goo in the WOG Corp mode. Part puzzle game, part platformer, and always guaranteed to raise a smile… it’s a real gem. Albeit one that’s covered in gloop.
Conclusion: Visually, this is probably one of the best looking games for the iPhone released in the past 3 months. The light, playful art style is not only unique to other apps, but helps intricately craft the story as well. The game is perfect for the display of the iPhone 4 with vibrant colors and inventive artwork (hopefully a Retina upgrade is incoming). The Goo animation is perfect as well as tracing the placement of the next path. The game runs silky smooth as well.If you...
Conclusion: Overall, World of Goo is not only a great puzzle game, but one of the few truly amazing games available on WiiWare. With 48 levels spread out across five chapters, it's a great deal for console only players. While the computer versions are overall a better deal, World of Goo is still a great game no matter what platform it is played on.
Conclusion: This is exactly the kind of experience WiiWare seems designed for. 1500 Wii Points is really a small price to pay for excellence, especially when the sheer quality of World of Goo handily puts more than a few full-blown Wii releases to shame. It's a blast from start to finish. If there's one game you pick up on WiiWare this year, make it this one.
Summary: Parents need to know that World of Goo contains little in the way of potentially offensive content. Its narrative -- which focuses on semi-intelligent balls of goo being used by a corporation to develop products such as beauty cream and a kind of drink -- contains concepts geared for older players, but there is never anything graphic or scary.
Excerpt: I generally don't write much about a game's soundtrack for the sole reason that I'm not particularly knowledgeable about music theory and it exposes one of my weaknesses as a writer. For World of Goo , though, I'll make an exception. That's because it has, hands down, one of the greatest soundtracks I've ever heard for anything, ever (not just games, mind you).
Excerpt: The Goo are awake. They’d been sleeping for ages, lurking deep in the recesses of our modern world. Discarded and forgotten, like so many wads of chewed gum. But they survived. Thrived . And now, with numbers beyond reckoning, they’re on the move. It’s not about taking over the world, or exacting vengeance upon those who have misused their power. The Goo are driven by something far more basic: curiosity.
Excerpt: By accident I found an early gameplay video of 2D Boy’s “World of Goo” last year. I immediately bookmarked the video and would frequently check in on the World of Goo website to see just how much longer I would have to wait before I could play the quirky-looking little game for myself. When I finally got my hands on the title, I was very pleased with what I saw. I waited a long time–and the wait was most-definitely worth it.