NYAF Review (Steam)
A funky, crazy Hidden Object Game that just feels good. Come have a good time in a warm and unique universe, with great art and music, bonus-games, and layers of secrets. Select between 8 levels of difficulties, switch helps on and off, play as you wish!
- Decent graphics.
- 1.4GB Download size.
- Steam achievements.
- Eight difficulties-very easy, easy, normal, hard, very hard, insane, purgatory, and hell.
- Optional tutorial.
- Hidden object gameplay.
- All controlled with the mouse.
- Controls–drag the image around, zoom in and out.
- Goal-click X amount of transparent looking objects.
- Saves automatically and periodically.
- Paper save tech support-a cross-platform save system.
- Levels are timed.
- Earn units to spend in the shop where you can buy helpful hints and support from other characters.
- Music can be turned on or off.
- Three game modes- NYAF 2D, NYAF 3D, and Space NYAF.
- Can turn off the hidden objects transparencies for a harder challenge.
- NYAF 2D has five modes where it will add modifiers or change the scope of play.
- NYAF 3D is a clever game mode where you can go around the image.
- Can swap between levels and game modes at will.
- Easy to get into.
- Very chilled approach.
- Cold opening.
- The menu takes some getting used to.
- The tutorial is very cluttered.
- No online leaderboards.
- No graphics settings.
- A lot of screen tearing.
- You can just click wildly around the screen without any penalties.
- Can’t see the level timer.
- Graphics - 7/107/10
- Sound - 7/107/10
- Accessibility - 7/107/10
- Length - 9/109/10
- Fun Factor - 8/108/10
NYAF takes a genre and nails it straight away, But then adds in a few variations like 3D and rotational space travel. It all works really well and it is fun but NYAF has several setbacks. The menu is clunky, the tutorial is cluttered with many pop-ups and distractions and to be honest, takes too long to explain the rules. I liked how it would put you in the zone and kills time or relaxes you, with eight difficulties you can make the game as easy or as hard as you like. I wish it had more support for performance as it does have eye smashing screen tearing to name but one. No leaderboards which is a shame as you have a timer and it could have been a good score chaser. Overall it’s a good one of those and a good time killer.