Thursday, September 29, 2011
Hexapolis is a game by Maarten Baert and Wout12345.
When I first saw a screenshot of this game I thought "Ehh... this kind of game doesn't look too appealing to me...", but I downloaded it anyway. I'm glad I did. When the game loaded up the first thing I saw was the tutorial button, I know what it's like to drop into a game that you have no clue what to do in, so I clicked the button right away. The tutorial was short and simple, I liked it. I wish it gave me more credit though, whenever I tried out the controls that it told me it just said "Good." That was okay the first few times with the simple controls, but when I got onto the actual gameplay training, I think I could've used a bit more encouragement :P Anyway, doing the tutorial on this game is a must unless you like to figure things out while your time is running out.
The game takes place on a hexagon (6 sides) and the goal is to point colored lasers at the generators that have corresponding colors. E.G. Red laser pointing towards red generator. Why do you need to do this? Because you'll run out of energy if you don't. Anyway, the gameplay is excellent, although occasionally a bit confusing at first. Sometimes I mistakenly put a mirror where it couldn't reflect the laser in the right direction. I got used to it though, and sometimes when you make that mistake it doesn't even matter.
Overall I would say that Hexapolis is a game that anyone with a little bit of patience can enjoy for several minutes.
Thanks for reading!