Review The Shortest Story
Catch pink sheep by managing a funny dragon
Author: Evgenii Kostrov
Date: 19 Apr 2017, tested on Nokia Lumia 920
The Shortest Story is a very funny arcade game for Windows Phone which can easily become a great time-killer for you. To be honest, we did not even expect that the game could somehow pick our interest with its gameplay, but it turned out we were wrong. The game has only one level and its length will entirely depend on your reaction. You have to manage a very funny dragon who looks more like a bird with tiny wings or a fish that is trying to take off by waving his short fins.
Objectives and gameplayOur little dragon is very hungry, and you should feed him on living lambs from time to time. In fact, the dragon cannot die from overeating, and you may as well collect all the sheep on the playing field, if you can manage it. Especially, a few caught sheep will bring you bonuses in the form of extra lives and other goodies.
The main objective of the game is to put another record in the distance which the dragon has managed to overcome, and the collecting bonuses in the form of gold coins is not so important, although it has an impact on the total game score. Each new attempt begins with the fact that you need to whisk the dragon away from an islet hanging in the air, and in the future, you just maintain his flight by brief taps on the screen of the smartphone.
Controlling featuresAs long as you keep your finger on the screen, the dragon ascends. At that, the rate of ascending increases, depending on how long you make him take off. The dragon doesn't hide outside of the playing field for a long time and soon almost sweeps down from the heavens. The trick here is that the dragon while ascending lose a lot of strength, and if he doesn't refresh himself with a sheep, he will stop to listen to your instructions that will soon trigger a fall to the ground or a collision with one of the islands.
The same thing (the loss of power and the failure of controlling) happens while a long horizontal flight, if you miss all the sheep and don't allow your charge to eat. It would seem that there is nothing complex. Has the dragon get tired, we feed him and continue the flight. In reality, it is very difficult to catch a sheep. They graze on the small islands and are constantly moving from side to side. In order to catch a sheep, it is necessary to accurately lower the dragon upon it, which is pretty hard to perform.
ResumeIn addition, over some time dogs with spears in their paws will begin to emerge on the islets, and once the dragon stumbles upon them, he dies. It is possible that further you will meet other characters, but in order to know for sure, you will have to spend a lot of time playing the game. The graphics in The Shortest Story are very nice and made in a cartoon style. As a soundtrack, you will find a wonderful relaxing music, the rustle of dragon wings, the dog barking, and the sheep bleating. Generally speaking, the sound in the game is also excellent.