Feed Me Oil HD
Chillingo’s latest looks good but fails to satisfy
Similar looking to the hugely popular World Of Goo, this oil shepherding puzzle game is less intuitive in execution.
The idea is to get a certain amount of oil from the pipe to the mouth of the strange hill creatures that occupy each stage, which is done by dragging and placing tools to influence which way the oil flows.These start off basic – iron girders and rotating mills – but soon become more complicated, with tools like fans and magnets designed to make the oil flow in physically impossible ways.
Though Feed Me Oil certainly has the looks and charm of a classic iPad puzzle game, it’s not really all that much fun to play.
Each puzzle has a single set solution, simply requiring that you place the right tools in the correct place, and by consequence it lacks the sense of creativity found in the more random and flexible World Of Goo, which Feed Me Oil is so clearly trying to emulate.
If you’re looking for a rudimentary set of puzzles that grow more challenging over time, then Feed Me Oil is good value for the price, but there are more certainly more engaging and imaginative games available in the App Store. So make sure to play those before trying this one.
Feed Me Oil has all the looks of a classic iOS puzzler, but it doesn’t have the substance.
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