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Review Rope'n'Fly - From Dusk
Swing like Spidey, go splat like a bug
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 16 Jun 2017, tested on ASUS Nexus 7 (2013)
Interesting graphics, one-finger controls
Bores you really quickly
Rope'n'Fly - From Dusk for Android is a little like Spiderman meets retro arcade classic, but with little of the charm or intrigue. It’s ok, but gets boring pretty fast.
Rope'n'Fly - From Dusk attempts to entertain via simplicity. You’re a weird looking rag doll kinda guy in a suit, and the game starts with you dropping from the sky. As you descend to the city below, and your invariable death via splat, you tap the screen to toss a rope, catch it to the nearest skyscraper and swing like Spidey. Tap the screen again, and the rope releases and you go swinging through the air toward the next building. And on and on it goes, tapping, roping, swinging and invariably screwing up and going splat.
Watching the guy in the suit go splat is actually the fun part of this otherwise boring game. I like seeing his head go rolling, or watch him get impaled by streetlights if you swing too low to the ground. Funny! But the game itself is supposed to be about swinging as far as you can, not face planting this dry-suited dork. But the splats are more fun than the intended play.
The controls are very responsive. The graphics are solidly mediocre and the animation is crude and choppy. Yet somehow, this still managed to run my CPU hot and drain the battery just the same. Yup, you can buy alternate suits and play in alternate locales, but it’s all still the same dull and boring game, no matter the set dressing.
Rope'n'Fly - From Dusk has some intrigue, but ultimately, there isn't enough charm to make this one playable or interesting for very long.