Review Thomas Was Alone
Escape pixilated underworld through mazes and portals
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 30 Apr 2017, tested on ASUS Nexus 7 (2013)
Unusual story, interesting levels, quality game play
Uses a lot of system resources, challenging controls, inconvenient to play on a small screen
Thomas Was Alone for Android places a highly developed story within a retro style game. Guide your little block and his daddy block through this underworld sorta maze and find the light.
Thomas Was Alone is intriguing. I really appreciated the well developed story because it was original and fresh, and not just the same old tired rehash most games offer. You are a little square block with some sort of artificial intelligence. Who made you and why, remains a mystery to little Thomas. But daddy block is trying to show him the ropes, build confidence, and hopefully, help little Thomas go free and be all that he can be.
The graphics are both rudimentary and highly developed; a lot of work went into making this game look exceedingly simple and understated. The play basically presents different mazes that little Thomas has to navigate through and escape via the teleportation portals. Sometimes, you have to assist daddy block, because he's bigger and heavier and doesn't have the same spring in his bounds as little Thomas. Sometimes daddy block just leaves Thomas to his own devices, in preparation for the real world; whatever that may be. But daddy block is a good father and gives Thomas all the basics he needs to make it and survive.
The controls are challenging. The left and right movement arrows are a little too close together and it was easy to hit the wrong one and accidentally kill little blocky. But the controls do have some good refinement and detail. There's tons of levels to conquer here and I loved the story telling aspect to the game as it unfolded.
Thomas Was Alone would be a fun game to get swept away in for a while because it presents something new and original, which is a rarity in this app clone environment.