Game review Snipperclips - Cut it out, together!
We continue to talk to you about the exclusive games for the new console Nintendo Switch, went on sale last month. If we consider the starting lineup this platform game, except the magnificent The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild s nothing special to brag about. However, if you look carefully, you can see among the few projects start to really fascinating and incredibly lovely game called Snipperclips - Cut it out, together! His impressions about it and I would like to share with you today.
elaborate game Snipperclips talented brothers Adam and Thomas Vian from the tiny British indie studio SFB Games. This is their first major console experience, as the guys specialize exclusively in toys to mobile operating systems iOS and Android. I must say that the first attempt they turned out not lumpy, and became a hit, which is extremely difficult to break. And the starting line of the console Nintendo Switch this game fit just perfectly, revealing all of its benefits to the users in the best possible light. But let everything in order.
What game? The game, first of all, cooperation. Yes exactly. In Snipperclips not even hint at the story. It's a collection of small puzzles that you have to solve the co-op with your friends or family members. Let me remind you that the Nintendo Console Switch is equipped with two gamepads, which are removed from the screen and can be used by two players. This is exactly what made the main focus of the game Snipperclips. Play one game can be, but is it worth? I believe that there is. Not in order, she thought. The main heroes of the games are fun paper two men named Snip and Clip, which control two players. They will have to solve a variety of tasks by interacting with each other. Men are able to cut each other different forms, by superimposing and pressing a certain button of the controller, in which is heard the distinctive sound of the scissors. Snip and Clip also able to run, jump, get up on his toes, bend down, and even to spin on its axis. It is these to their ability to form the basis for the majority of puzzles in the game.
Here is an example. Players need to make Snip and Clip filled is depicted in the center is an unusual shape. To do this, they need to "whittle down" each other the most appropriate way, and it requires close contact and ointments players to each other. On the part of the gameplay it looks and sounds just gorgeous, as players begin to actively consult, gesticulating to explain to each other what to do and how. For a long time I have not seen anything like this in video games, here I swear! And it's really cool, because Snipperclips - kindest game that encourages people to live communication with each other.
Another example of a puzzle: at the level of a few flying balloons that you need to burst. Well, with a needle, then everything is clear: you can cut one of the characters in a way that he has a sharp edge, but how to get the ball flew high to the ceiling? That's right, you need to figure out one of the men a kind of hook to hook loop them on a string ball and pull it down to where the ball will burst the second player. And I'll explain to you the most simple tasks. Then everything will be much more complex and interesting. And the most important thing in the game is that the puzzles can be solved in different ways. Experiment and you will be genuinely surprised.
Some levels require different control mechanisms by the characters rotate about their axes. Players must rotate Sneap and clips the two top button of the controller to, for example, a bird's egg roll with the help of special mechanisms from point A to point B, without breaking it. Or do you need to roll the ball out of the maze, parts of which are driven by each of the players. Such puzzles even more united team towards a common goal. You do not even have to work together to play basketball and fishing.
In Snipperclips can play not only together, but also the three of us, and even four. Obviously, this will need an extra set of two controllers Joy-Con, which is sold separately. However, you can invite to visit friends, who also have consoles Nintendo Switch and ask them to grab the controllers themselves. If we buy extra controllers you do not have any desire, and friends have not yet bought yourself a Switch, you can simply switch periodically between the two characters together and play for four. If the person you are unsociable - you can try to play in splendid isolation, but it is not nearly as fun as if you were happy playing with friends, or as I do, with his family.
All in the game there are three basic modes. The first offering of puzzles to pass a basic set of "The World", designed for 1-4 players. A total of 45 pieces, and they are divided into three groups. Each successive group opens after you have completed the previous one. In the final, each team will be waiting particularly long and difficult task. The second game mode is called "Party" and offers to solve 20 challenging puzzles especially designed for simultaneous interaction of two to four players. Unfortunately, this feature alone does not pass. No, well, theoretically, perhaps we could go in alone, but it would be incredibly difficult. The third mode is worthy of special mention. It is called the "Blitz" and offers to play in one of three unpretentious mini-games while relaxing on the puzzles. The first game - a basketball when balls are falling from the top, and the players have to throw them in the basket of the opposing team. The second game - air hockey, where the washer acts as a button. Completes the trio - a real fighting game where players during the match had to cut apart pieces of paper as long as the enemy is nothing left. It seems to be nothing special at first glance, but felt listed mini-game is surprisingly good.
Visually, the game looks bright and attractive. Snip and Clip charming beautifully animated, constantly pretending funny faces, actively express their emotions, and in general - to instantly sink into the soul of the players. With the sound here, too, everything is in order. Characters giggle, scream, strongly interact with each other and cause a sincere smile his behavior. In Snipperclips all very harmonious, there is nothing superfluous or aggravating the game. Management is intuitive and uncomplicated, and the complexity of the puzzles increases with time, players throwing more and more new challenges.
The only notable drawback of the game is its short duration. If you have a partner the clever, pass all the puzzles can watch five or six. With the levels for all four players a little more complicated, and find an additional set of controllers it will not be easy. When the basic set of puzzles ends, you realize that it would be desirable additives. I very much hope in the near future the emergence of paid or free DLC with new levels. Another problem is the need to reset Snipperclips controllers after the game. When you start the game, the controller automatically transferred to the horizontal mode, and to return them after the end in the vertical mode, or have them pick up the console, or do it in a special menu. What you will agree, it is not very convenient.
I still can not get used to the fact that Nintendo Switch - the world's first hybrid console. You can take a prefix with you anywhere and play it at any convenient time for you. Just put the device on the table, shooting two controllers together and start to take a puzzle with a friend or girlfriend after another. An incredible sense of freedom, I tell you. You are no longer bound by wires or the presence of a suitable TV as a compact TV is now always at your fingertips. Top box can be taken to a party, or even in a bar, if you meet there with friends. Nintendo company managed to make a small revolution in the field of co-operative activities.
- Excellent set of diverse, smart and really interesting puzzles.
- The game encourages you to live communication and interaction with other players.
- may enjoy a game Snipperclips up to four people at a time.
- An incredibly charming characters Snip and Clip immediately sink into the soul.
- Games mode "Blitz" will allow you to take the stress out of puzzles.
- An ideal game for fun-filled evenings with your family or friends.
- Creativity gameplay rolls over and pushes the experiments.
- Through Nintendo Switch to the game can be played anywhere, anytime.
- Alone play Snipperclips not as fun as in the company.
- The basic set of puzzles is passed quickly enough.
- It is necessary to reset the settings after the game controllers.
Snipperclips - Cut it out, together! - one of the best cooperative games of recent years. Pearl of the starting line of the console Nintendo Switch and today one of the strongest of the platform exclusives. Long time I did not feel so much joy from playing with their friends. Snipperclips creates some incredibly kind and welcoming atmosphere, which is difficult to describe in words. Puzzles are difficult enough to force players to experiment and search for unusual ways to solve them. A few game modes to satisfy even the most demanding users. The only and very significant disadvantage is that everything good comes to an end too quickly. Put the game 8 out of 10, and highly recommend it to our readers.