Reviewing Primordia For iOS
Primordia, a PC-based point-and-click adventure game that was first released in the year 2012, was recently launched for the iOS platform. Developed by Wormwood Studios and published by Wadjet Eye Games, this game is set in a strange future that is post-apocalyptic.
This science-fiction cyber-punk game, follows the patient and passive android called Horatio Nullbuilt and his trusty robot companion named Crispin. Living among the lonely dunes outside the Metropol city, Horatio scours the dreary landscape for stray machine parts, which he can use to repair his ship. All the while, he ponders over the strange ‘Book of Man’, which talks about the humans who lived before his time.
While his existence was a peaceful one, an attack upon his ship by another robot, forces him and Crispin to travel to Metropol to search for a new power core for their survival. It is in this eerie city, that our hero Horatio discovers unexpected facts about his origin, purpose and the world he lives in. Though the setting of this game is undoubtedly bleak and somewhat depressing, Primordia offers some relief through the characters and their witty humour.
The game features several point and click puzzles, which unfortunately is a little difficult to enjoy when playing it on an Apple iPhone. Another feature that is not as user-friendly on the smartphone is the interaction with objects. While on a PC you would hover your mouse over an object in order to interact with it, on your smartphone you must tap on the object to do the same. This becomes an issue as the interaction options appear too small on the screen, making accidental selections quite probable.
Graphics are another feature that is disappointing when playing on the iPhone. Though the low-quality of the graphics is most likely an intention feature (to add to the cyber-punk, post-apocalyptic feel), it simply makes it hard to see without turning the screen brightness to full. As this game has no dialogues, reading the on-screen text is a must. Unfortunately, as the colour-scheme is dull and the lighting is low, anything shown is hard to read.
Priced at Rs. 300, the iOS version is not nearly as fun on a smartphone, as it is playing the PC version of the game. However, the interesting story-line and engaging puzzles, makes Primordia a fun game to play.
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by techtalks @TechTalks November 10, 2016 9:39 AM UTC