Review OMFQ - Life of Poi
Like Piano Tiles but with people
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 09 Apr 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Fun gameplay, features dogs, tons of reward opportunities
Getting in and out of games takes too long, graphics are too minecraft-esque
OMFQ - Life of Poi for Android is like a hosh posh of different games, but what’s cool is that it all works together. It borrows gameplay from Piano Tiles, has a Minecraft aesthetic (for better or worse), and has a free-to-play system that mimics most Ketchapp games. The result is a pretty cool game.
So for gameplay, think Piano Tiles with people instead of, well, tiles. There are are only two rows, and you’ll be tapping either of the rows that have an empty space in it. In a perfect world, this would be a super easy and relaxing game to play. You might even decide you want to see how fast you can try and navigate through the endless path of pedestrians. Unfortunately, it’s not a perfect world, and in this one there is actually a super angry dog that wants to eat you, or something. So you don’t have all the time in the world and you’re actually forced to dart between pedestrians as fast as you can.
The resulting experience is delightful, refreshing, and fun. The original concept was great, and just the change of atmosphere here is enough to keep things interesting. What adds to this is the game’s reward system. You’ll collect coins, of course, but you can also watch videos for a significant amount of coins, and various other things. What you’ll buy are new skins for your character. These can be unlocked via cash or randomly with coins. I don’t know about you, but I’ll take the coins.
The only thing I don’t really like about the game is its choice of artstyle. The Minecraft look has been done to death, and isn’t even good. Instead, it’s a sad attempt at gaining some extra attention by milking it from one of the most popular games in existence. I think this game could have had a little more respect for itself and chose its own original art.
Regardless of the art style, the OMFQ - Life of POI is good. Gameplay is quick but intense, and there are enough goodies here to keep you invested.