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CONTRE JOUR HD [IOS] – REVIEW (90%)

27 Aug

Contre Jour HD is an puzzle game released by Chillingo Ltd.

“Contre Jour welcomes you to a hauntingly beautiful world shaped by the interplay of light and darkness.”

In the game you assist Petit, a small one eyed black sphere with a tail to move around the puzzle. You cannot move Petit directly, but move him by morphing the lands and using elements on the level.

Each level is a puzzle to work out. You have an exit light and three collectable lights on the level (stars for other puzzle games) you have to get to the exit to complete the puzzle and collect as many lights as possible. The game starts off simpily and then adds more difficult elements as you advance. Something new is added every few levels which keeps the game feeling fresh.

As you progress through the game you obtain lights, collect enough and you will unlock the next of the stages. There are three stages in all with a 20 levels in each (60 levels in all with more promised.)

The game is controlled by dragging around elements on the screen, such as morping the landscape, grabbing Petit with tendrils or tapping on blow holes.

The graphics have a very interesting cartoon styling, which in so many ways feels like World of Goo. The Music is beautiful and haunting.

On the upside:

  • Very unique gameplay.
  • Great fun to play.
  • Universal.

On the downside:

  • Feels like you are playing a different game at times.
  • No Hints for more confusing puzzles.
  • Timing can be vital in later levels.

Overall, this is a fun mix of elements from other games. The game manages to borrow heavily without feeling like a clone and in fact makes itself feel unique. In the end, this is a great puzzle game and well worth downloading.

Rating: 90%

Size: 15.9 MB

Price (at time of review): £1.99

Link: Contre Jour HD – Chillingo Ltd

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Posted by on August 27, 2011 in Game - Arcade, iPad, iPhone/iPod Touch, Reviews

 

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