Review: Blek (Wii U)

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Blek is a unique, award-winning game about imagination and personality. Everything you draw keeps moving – and watching your creations move is like watching magic.

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Pros:

  • Graphics are does,  just does.  High Def does but does none the less.
  • Gameplay is mirrored on TV and gamepad.
  • Puzzle gameplay. Make/draw lines, shapes etc and hit all coloured does while avoiding the black dots.
  • Control is all done with the stylus. You can draw straight lines, curves, waves and anything else. Once drawn the design will move across the screen.
  • Really clever game.
  • You can replay older levels by hitting the back arrow.
  • Small file size.
  • Simple abstract music.

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Cons:

  • No tutorial.
  • No front end or menu at all.
  • You cannot skip levels.
  • Very basic in every way.

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In Summary, this is a prime example of keeping it simple.  With no UI or front end at all,  It’s just you and the game and that works so well. I really like the control idea and it works. It’s a small cheap game but offers hours of play. It is a good work out for the brain. In short, style wins over substance in this game and it’s a nice little puzzle game that is worth a look.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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