Review: World Of Goo (Nintendo Switch)

Drag and drop living, squirming, talking, globs of goo to build structures, bridges, cannonballs, zeppelins, and giant tongues. The millions of Goo Balls that live in the beautiful World of Goo are curious to explore – but they don’t know that they are in a game, or that they are extremely delicious.

Pros:

  • Hand drawn cutesy graphics.
  • 123MB Download size.
  • Full touchscreen support for menu and in game.
  • OST option-Here you can listen to the entire soundtrack.
  • Easy to learn game play.
  • Gameplay is a puzzle game where you must make structures or objects in order to transport your goo.
  • Tutorials in the game are offered via sign posts and pop ups.
  • End of level breakdown showing-Moves, Time, Goal number, Gooballs collected and extra gooballs.
  • Cut scenes are hilarious as they are cutesy.
  • Bonus Gooball 2.0 section where extra gooballs from levels go and something great happens here.
  • World map level select.
  • Can replay levels.
  • A lot of puzzle variation is going on.
  • Can skip levels.
  • Five chapters to battle through.
  • Three save slots.

Cons:

  • Touch controls are not that responsive with a few times having it where it didn’t recognize my touch.
  • Doesn’t really offer anything new at this stage.
  • Difficulty spikes throughout.

 

The Numbers:
  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Accessability - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
7.6/10

Summary

World of Goo is almost legedary now in the gaming world, Back when it launched it was on every device going so seeing it here on the Switch is not too surprising. The thing that is surprising is the lackof any real new content and the touch controls being a bit off. Once you get over that the game is still as much fun now as it was back then its jsut a question of do you really need/want it to play through it again.

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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