Well, it might be good for some of you but for me, the bad graphics and 3D rendering combined with the tunnel vision style movement and screen blur makes it unplayable. If it does not make you dizzy and vomit, you'll probably get a headache.
I'm torn about Blaster Simulator. On the one hand, I want to buy it. But on the other hand, I already get the game free with my GameFly account. Still- I don't know what to do- I just can't get enough! Blaster Simulator Rocks!!!
"I Blast like a pro!"
I would never have thought a game built on the premise of "what if you got to stick bombs to stuff and watch it fall over?" could be bad, especially not this bad. A few fundamental problems:
-Awful controls that cannot (as far as I could tell) be remapped. The controls are laid out in such a way that you'd need 3 hands to use comfortably. Standard FPS keys (specifically tab, space, and 1-4) on the left side of the board are used for some things, but character movement is controlled with the arrow keys. On top of that, the camera aim is controlled by the mouse, so you can't control everything at once (which is inexcusable considering there aren't even all that many controls in the game).
-A terrible interface. My understanding of UI design is that you have to strike a balance between providing the user with adequate information without cluttering the screen with too many details. This game somehow fails at both, as your screen is constantly filled with junk that doesn't tell you a doggone thing.
-Visual problems. This isn't about the graphics being shoddy, this is more an issue of not being able to see what you need to. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that you'd try this game to watch old factories and bridges blow up and fall over. In the 4 missions I played, I didn't see a single thing explode or fall over. I demolished stuff, certainly, but I couldn't see it happening, really. When the explosives go off, your character's vision blurs and flips upside down for half a second or so, and then there's a big brown cloud of dirt and dust. When it clears, your building is mostly gone. I'm assuming there was some sort of physics simulation stuff going on inside all that smoke, but I really can't say for certain.
The bottom line is that this is a game that could have, SHOULD have been at minimum an amusing distraction, and yet the ball was dropped in every conceivable regard.
The games graphics are not up to date at all. In my opinion the game should have just been an online game. Even though the graphics weren't so good and you kindof have to experiment everything for yourself, I give it a 4.
This game was fully enjoyable for me, its not up to todays graphic standards but the pure enjoyment of blowing up your first building made it all worth while. However it has some minor flaws like the tutorials not very helpful when it comes to the explosives...Rule of thumb is that the lowest number is the smallest explosion. The Career mode seemed to short for me, once i finally got the hang of the explosives the game was over. I'd of like to seen a random structure generator to fix this. Try it and don't quit until you get to play with the higher level explosives! its alot of fun for all ages.