Seek!: iPhone App Written Review
Here at The iPhone App Review, we’re more than just suckers for puzzle games, we’re practically ready to marry them. As such, we’re delighted to bring to you today one of our newest and most dear finds, Seek! by developer Wizkeit Games. The app offers a completely new game mechanic like we’ve never seen before on the iPhone, and we like the change. For our full review of this excellent find-the-difference puzzler for iOS, simply scroll on down below the break!
Concept and Gameplay
As stated, Seek! already wins some points in our book, as it brings a fresh idea to the picture. Rather than having you solve mathematics riddles or answer trivia questions, the app has you looking for sublet differences based on text clues within a large pattern. If that didn’t make sense, here’s a clearer picture: You’ll be faced with a large pattern of contrasting objects. It’s your job to look through the pattern to find the subtle difference that’s been described to you at the beginning of the level.
The quicker you can peg the change, the higher your score will be. The app uses the ubiquitous stars rating system that we’ve been seeing so often in other titles. Still, we don’t mind, as it gives us something to leverage our worth against. The app also offers quite a few levels, which is both good and surprising. All in all, it’s a solid concept with simple controls and only a few seconds learning curve. If that’s not a good reason to try out a puzzle game, then we don’t know what is!
Design and Layout
Now, we loved the way the app looks, especially the puzzle design. The patterns have obviously been doted over quite a bit, and the end results are some truly polished puzzles. Still, we have a few complaints. Firstly, we wish some of the puzzles were a tad harder. We had little trouble finding the clue most of the time, save a few occasional gems. Aside from this, the gameplay itself is rather repetitive. We don’t mind so much, but as nothing new is added through the levels, it may not hold the interest of ever player.
The aforementioned complaint actually bleeds into the value quite a bit, sadly. You’ll get a lot of levels to play through, but we have our concerns that you may quickly become bored with the situation. Still, the dollar that you’ll pay is hardly an arm and a leg, and for the fun that you’ll get out of the initial levels alone, you’ll get your money’s worth. All in all, if you’re a fan of the genre, you’ll want to snag this one and soon!
Seek! requires iOS 4.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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