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World of Goo

Discussion in 'Playground' started by Blackthorne TA, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. Blackthorne TA

    Blackthorne TA Master in his Own Mind Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    OK since it was obvious from the Plant vs. Zombies thread that you guys are missing out on some great casual games, I thought I'd mention another great casual game and see who's played it and who needs to :)

    So: World of Goo! Fantastic game! Very different than Plants vs. Zombies. Rather than tower-defense, it's more of an erector-set building puzzle game where you have to use different kinds of "goo" (which are creatures) to build structures that reach a certain goal where the rest of the goo can escape.

    Each level has a basic goal (like number of goos rescued) to pass but then they also have what's called an OCD (Obsessive Completion Distinction, but the pun is intended) goal which give a much more difficult completion criteria.

    As the levels progress different kinds of goo balls are introduced with different properties to help with achieving the goals.

    I have gotten the Architect of Goo achievement which means I have completed the OCD goal of every level.

    Who's played this game, and what do you think? If you haven't, go and get it! :)
     
  2. Drew

    Drew Arrogant, contemptible, and obnoxious Adored Veteran

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    I've played it. Haven't gotten very far, though. Turn based strategy is kinda more my thing.
     
  3. Death Rabbit

    Death Rabbit Straight, no chaser Adored Veteran Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    The title "World of Goo" just strikes me as being very untoward. Kind of like "World of Goo: The Monica Lewinski Story."

    Sorry for the '90's reference - just couldn't think of anyone else so readily associated with getting "goo" on them. But you get the idea.
     
  4. Blackthorne TA

    Blackthorne TA Master in his Own Mind Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    That's it? One person here?

    I'm telling you it's tons o' fun! :)
     
  5. Tarrasque

    Tarrasque Whoever said Paladins had to be charismatic? ★ SPS Account Holder Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Played it, but didn't like it.

    Saying that, it's not my type of game so that's not really surprising. :p
     
  6. Blackthorne TA

    Blackthorne TA Master in his Own Mind Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Bah! How could I expect RPG players to like such a brilliant game anyway... :)
     
  7. Harbourboy

    Harbourboy Take thy form from off my door! Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Never heard of it.
     
  8. Barmy Army

    Barmy Army Simple mind, simple pleasures... Adored Veteran

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    World Of Goo is good, but I don't have the patience for it. I used to play it on the Wii with my ex, she loved it. I'd end up wrapping the Wiimote round my telly though when my tower collapsed, much to her amusement.
     
  9. Blackthorne TA

    Blackthorne TA Master in his Own Mind Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Yes you have, just by reading this thread. You're welcome. Now go buy it and enjoy yourself! :lol:
     
  10. Death Rabbit

    Death Rabbit Straight, no chaser Adored Veteran Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    :lol:

    This, or "What are you guys talking about?" should be your sig.
     
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