Monday, April 4, 2016
CAPSULE REVIEW: You Must Build A Boat
You Must Build A Boat
You can get You Must Build A Boat at http://eightyeightgames.com/you-must-build-a-boat/
See also the Capsule Review for 10,000,000: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r12oXPh5waA
You Must Build A Boat, like its predecessor 10,000,000, is a match-3 game with infinite runner and RPG elements, where obstacles and enemies must be overcome by matching the right kinds of tiles, and other tiles grant resources that can be used to purchase upgrades between runs. But there's a lot more spectacle and complexity going on between runs - you're expanding your boat, recruiting allies and monsters, traveling between different areas with different enemies and different bonuses and penalties active in the dungeons. It's better balanced and more engaging than 10,000,000 but still has the same design philosophy, where each run makes you better off for the next, and eventually you reach a satisfying end. If you only play one of them, play this one.