The game: Journey
Genre : Puzzle system
: iOS, Android & Steam
Developer : EverRush Entertainment
Age Rating : EU 3+ | USA All
Price : UK £3.99 | EU £3.99 | US $3.99
Publication date : 23. November 2020
Display code courtesy of EverRush Entertainment
Pathstorm is a puzzle game recently released for iOS and Android devices. It is actually based on the PC game from 2007, but it can now be enjoyed again in the living room on the touchscreen device of your choice. It also looks like it’s going to happen one day with the Nintendo Switch.
The game consists of finding objects hidden in a grid of storm clouds. While the character looks at Zeus, you shoot energy balls out of what looks like rain clouds. Then it’s a matter of watching and listening where the ball of energy ends up, and intelligently guess where the hidden object is by typing your numbers on the right cloud. If you make a mistake, you create these dark clouds that further blur certain areas on the map and risk erasing already detected objects, which is quite annoying. When you find all the items, the level ends and you get up to three stars for mobile games.
The game gives you a lot of tips on finding hidden objects.
For example, the objects you discover are one of the four obstacles. For example, one that bounces a ball of energy at a 90 degree angle and one that creates multiple balls of energy. The game presents these obstacles with a practical tutorial level, so you can play and see their behavior and hear their sounds before they are hidden behind the clouds in the main levels. As you go through the levels, the game mixes these obstacles, increasing the challenge and making it harder to see where they are in the clouds. The patient player can discover this by shooting energy balls from different points in the network. But if you like your games, fast and crazy, this game might not be for you.
If you make a mistake, black clouds appear on the grid.
As the complexity of the layers increases, so does the size of the grid. I played the game on my iPhone 5, so it became very difficult to click on the right rain clouds on the small screen. To make the game more suitable for a tablet or at least for a larger screen. You can slide your finger slowly to get to the right spot, but if you have big hands like me, it can still be problematic on a small screen.
Learning Levels allow you to learn new objects before they are hidden.
Pathstorm gives you the value of your money. But depending on your taste, the formula repeats itself quite quickly, the game lacks variation in graphics and many grid forms repeat themselves endlessly. There are almost 200 levels that will keep you busy for a long time. For me this game is perfect for the casual gamer who just wants to relax on the couch after a busy day, maybe turn on the TV in the background and have some fun with some puzzles.
If you want to test the waters, you can play the first levels of Pathstorm for free. Then you only have to pay a small amount of money to unlock the whole experience. When I played this game, I often thought it was a title my mother would probably like. I think that as gamers we often forget that there is a large audience that doesn’t care about advanced graphics and just wants to stay away from the world for a while. Pathstorm seems to know who it’s targeting, the only question is whether you can find it in the application or in the Android store.
Let it rain
Pathstorm is the perfect puzzle game for the casual player looking for a simple puzzle title to explore the world a bit. It’s not going to set the world on fire with its graphics and simplicity, but for the viewers I think it should be good.
If it’s not your thing, maybe it’s for a friend or relative!
Final verdict: I like her.
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