Review Toto Totems - Brain Training
Build totems to measure how forgetful you are
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 03 Jun 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Really cool gameplay premise, has sound mechanics that are fun to play, great aesthetic
The time limits are really, really tight, forces you to play 'stages' in increments of 5
If there is anything I learned while playing through Toto Totems for Android, it’s that building totems is really hard. It’s a game that challenges you to build bigger and more complex totems based completely off memory, and it a really small amount of time. The pressure was just too much for me.
Don’t let this game’s aesthetic confuse you. It seems really happy and kid friendly, and it is. But it also offers a level of complexity and difficulty that will make you cry. Mostly in the incredibly small time frame you have to memorize how to build these totems and actually construct them. Second guess yourself once and you might not have the time to correct your mistake.
That’s gotta be my biggest complaint with the game. It never gives you any time to sit back and just enjoy the game. Everything is a frantic rush. Games are played in increments of 5 levels at a time, and it starts at 10. Each of these is short enough, but the more you stack on, the more fatiguing the whole experience becomes.
Sure, it might be that it’s just not my cup of tea. The gameplay is actually great, and it does what it sets out to do really well. The blocks are responsive when you touch them, and the game doesn’t try to bog down your experience with in-app purchases or advertisement.
Toto Totems is definitely a game to check out if you like face-paced and frantic gameplay. If you’re someone who enjoys something at a slower pace then you likely won’t have as good a time with it.