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I rent a LOT of games and would say that it takes a unique game to impress me. This game is a real surprise. It is extremely creative, has good graphics, and long term replayability. I'm buying this one! Oh, and for contrast, Star Wars Unleashed is a rental, de Blob is a clear purchase.
I had some pretty high hopes for this game, and thought that the free-form-ish painting was a pretty good idea. I was wrong. It was the best game I have played since Super Mario Galaxy. The story is very intriguing and is moved along by hilarious and beautifully animated cutscenes. Although it is still unclear where de Blob comes from (he is shown sleeping in a tree outside of town in the opening), that's unimportant. As you go around slamming paintbots and painting the buildings around town, the soundtrack (which you determine before you play by choosing de Blob's mood, everything from "blissful" to "unstoppable") gets more diverse, and at its peak of complexity is beautifully made. The gameplay is very addicting and has only one problem: the jumping mechanism. You swing the remote to jump, and that can get tiring and is not very accurate at all. A button press would have sufficed. My only other complaint is the difficulty, or rather lack thereof. I am already on the, what, sixth? Seventh level? And there are only about five to go. The game is way too easy, even for me, and can get slightly tedious, considering that it takes about an hour to pass each level, give or take twenty minutes. But all in all, this is a fantastic game, and I look forward to more Blue Tongue games.
de Blob is one of the best platformers this side of Mario and Sonic. The zany characters and amusing cutscenes are pretty cool, and bringing Chroma City to life is amazing and vibrant. And smashing Inky soldiers is oh so satisfying. Although the levels are a bit repetitive and lengthy, this is a must-play.