Summary: " Puddle " is a nice idea, but rather ruined by its brutal difficulty level. With a more forgiving difficulty level, this would have been a nice, interesting physics-based puzzler, but instead its super frustrating. If you’re a hardcore puzzle fan, then this is probably a pretty good choice.
Excerpt: Have you ever watched a puddle of liquid? Have you ever watched the forms it takes when manipulated by the environment? Yeah, me neither, but you will be paying close attention to how a pool...
Pros: + Beautiful art style, + Great variety in the levels
Cons: Restarts take too long, High difficulty due to trial and error
Excerpt: Physics-based action games are nothing new in the industry, but it’s always nice to see what different development teams do with the concept. When Sony released LocoRoco a few years ago for PSP, many marveled at the creative presentation, but also dug the tilt-based gameplay.
Summary: Any puddle of liquid is nothing but a multitude of drops, and in the new downloadable game Puddle, the significance of each individual, precious drop is brought home. Here, you must guide substances of all kinds through a diverse assortment of treacherous environments, and if you let one too many...
Pros: Beautiful and varied visuals, A diverse assortment of environments, liquids, and challenges
Cons: Unrelentingly high difficulty gets tiresome, Too much reliance on trial and error
Excerpt: Spill coffee in real life, and you've got a mess. Upend a cup in Puddle , and a simple adventure in fluid dynamics begins. As your trigger fingers tilt the world left and right, gravity and momentum coax liquids through perilous obstacle courses.
Pros: + Simple controls; interesting range of fluids; themed environments with varied obstacles.
Cons: ? Did we really need to see a dude pee on a rat?
Conclusion: Puddle is rated T for Teen with ESRB descriptors of Fantasy Violence, Crude Humor, and Mild Blood. Violence only comes from breaking objects with your water glob, and the crude humor and blood only come from the human body levels, assumingly.
Excerpt: The premise of Puddle is such: your job is to get a liquid from point A to point B by tilting the screen using the left and right triggers. Easy, right? Wrong. The premise is simple, but that doesn’t mean that the game itself is easy.
Conclusion: Puddle is a neat little game, with decent visuals and addictive gameplay which is simple to pick up, but tricky to master - which is always the sign of a good mechanic. New types of level are introduced every now and then, such as using the shoulder buttons to generate blood pressure in the veins of...