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This isn’t just the best version of Osmos. It’s also one of the most impressive iPad games to date.
Ist das Zen-Gaming? Ja, aber ähnlich wie Flower alles andere als l'Art pour l'Art. Auch wenn die leisen Klänge fast für eine meditative Stimmung sorgen und man auf Dauer mehr Levelvarianten vermisst: Die Spannung ist immer greifbar, wenn man mit seiner Kugel durchs All schwebt. Es geht um die alte Geschichte von Fressen und Gefressen werden, um Aktion und Reaktion, um Wachsen und Schrumpfen. Nicht auf die schnelle, sondern auf die taktische Art, denn man spielt quasi Billard im Kosmos. Dieses Spiel ist entspannend und fordernd, arcadig und physikalisch, sphärisch und gefährlich - ein ebenso taktisches wie ansehnliches Erlebnis der Kräfte im Raum. Aufgrund der direkten Fingersteuerung inklusive herrlichem Zoom ist die Spielerfahrung auf dem iPad noch einen Tick intensiver als auf dem PC.
Osmos for iPad is a game that plays about as beautifully as it looks. It’s tranquil, yet it can be intense; it can be thoughtful, but require quick reactions. And this may just be the first great iPad game, as it feels like it takes advantage of the platform in ways that other games have failed to do. Even despite the game being a port of a PC title, it feels so attuned to the iPad that it almost feels like it should have belonged on it for the whole time. If you have an iPad, this is well worth checking out as one of the finest experiences for the platform so far.
Osmos is the best iPad game I have played since the tablet debuted earlier this year. As much as I have enjoyed action, puzzle, and driving games on the iPad, this kind of “ambient game” is truly a perfect match. With touch controls there is no disconnect between you and the game, which in turn pulls you deeper in Osmos’ spell. Do not hesitate for one second to download this, otherwise you will miss out on something truly special.
At the very least you'll gaze into its gloopy beauty and sink into the chilled tranquility of arguably the finest ambient soundtrack ever committed to a videogame. Quite unlike anything you've played, Osmos is the kind of game even Brian Eno would admire.
Osmos presses all of the right buttons for me. To be honest, I would have payed five dollars for the solar mode alone. Some players may complain about the game’s slow pace, or the relative lack of variety in level design, but if you find a particular mode to latch on to you will easily get your money’s worth out of Osmos.
Elegant, deep, innovative, and most importantly fun, Osmos and its effervescent gameplay makes for one of the most tactile experiences on iPad.
Osmos' visuals are subtly stunning. The way Motes seemingly aimlessly float through their environment to absorb and be absorbed is like watching microorganisms in a Petri dish. Coupled with the mystically electronic soundtrack (featuring work from artists such as Julien Neto and Loscil), Osmos could be used as a relaxation aid...if you didn?t have to frantically worry about your Mote being consumed. That's what Osmos could have used, a consequence-free mode!