The first review is in! Eurogamer reviews Noby Noby Boy

#1 Posted by BoG (5187 posts) -
Eurogamer gives Noby Noby Boy a 9/10
I was sure about buying this, but now I want to buy it twice after reading that review. Some excerpts:
[after discussing flower and more experimental games, the author says]"Noby Noby Boy... isn't like those other experiemtns. It's deeper, wilder, more unhinged, more radical - and more brilliant."
"Noby Noby Boy is the purest form of gaming sandbox."
"[Noby Noby Boy is]... actually an incredubly forward-thinking and preogressive piece of game design..."
"... by some combination of cunning and magic, it makes you a child again."

PSN store can't update soon enough. Ok, seriously, when is the freaking update coming?!?

#2 Posted by LiquidPrince (15901 posts) -

I'm so confused XD

#3 Posted by Arkthemaniac (6535 posts) -

Waffles!

#4 Posted by get2sammyb (6412 posts) -

I've been playing it for the last hour and been getting so frustrated with it. I just don't understand what the fuck is going on.

#5 Posted by BoG (5187 posts) -
get2sammyb said:
"I've been playing it for the last hour and been getting so frustrated with it. I just don't understand what the fuck is going on.
"
You have it already? Where do you live, it's still not up for me!
#6 Posted by logson (521 posts) -

I'm interested to see how different publications, sites, and people react to this game. I think it's going to be extremely polarizing.

#7 Edited by get2sammyb (6412 posts) -
BoG said:
"get2sammyb said:
"I've been playing it for the last hour and been getting so frustrated with it. I just don't understand what the fuck is going on.
"
You have it already? Where do you live, it's still not up for me!
"
In UK. And now I've read that Eurogamer review it makes more sense. Don't get me wrong - I love the concept but I feel like a little explanation wouldn't hurt. (MILD SPOILER) You get a little quiz at the start which teaches you the controls but you're never once given an objective. And that makes sense given the game has no "objectives" but I didn't even realise you were meant to eat stuff until... well I discovered it by accident.

The ranking system is awesome though - from what I understand from the review (again it doesn't tell you in game) all of us who own the game are working to unlock the next level? That's brilliantly amazing.

Sadly I didn't play Katamari so this is all fresh to me. It explains things in a very quirky manner -- I just wish I didn't have to rely on a Eurogamer review to understand. Even if that is part of the games charm.

Having said the above negative things though... I really want to go back and play more.
#8 Posted by BoG (5187 posts) -

Bah, lucky duck. Nothing for us here in the US of A. I really can't wait, but I have to go to work. Why can't Sony just update first thing in the morning like other services? Even Valve's arbitrary times are better then this.

#9 Edited by get2sammyb (6412 posts) -

Here's a piccy for the community taken with the PS3's screenshot tool:


Here's a gameplay video I made with the PS3's Youtube tools.

Fantastic. Falling in love with this game now. I don't think many will have the patience with it but once you understand your "minor" objective it's just... fun playing around. The price shouldn't put anyone off anyway.

Here's a video also captured with PS3's Youtube video malarky.

  

#10 Posted by evadwolrab (56 posts) -

That music's just... *drifts to sleep like a baby*

#11 Posted by evadwolrab (56 posts) -

In fact, can anyone suggest some music similar to this? The closest I have is probably Nick Drake's Pink Moon. In fact, I'll stick that on.

Suggestions would still be nice though. :)

PS. I decided not to get this until I've had my full enjoyment of Flower first.

#12 Posted by Dalai (7016 posts) -

See, I was expecting a ?/10 since nobody seems to know what the fuck this game is about.  Oh well, it's got a Katamari vibe so it's probably all good.

#13 Posted by Khessed (96 posts) -
evadwolrab said:
"In fact, can anyone suggest some music similar to this? The closest I have is probably Nick Drake's Pink Moon. In fact, I'll stick that on.

Suggestions would still be nice though. :)

PS. I decided not to get this until I've had my full enjoyment of Flower first.
"
The song reminds me a little bit of "Dust in the Wind" by Kansas.
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