ECM has just learned that Sega of America has been working on a new Top-Secret Genesis game that they plan to unveil at the E3 trade show next month. The game concept is new and from the early version that we played, it certainly isn't another hack-and-slash, run-of-the-mill side-scroller. Picture being an amoeba-type character where you can stretch out your body to 'eat' the enemy. Do this and you grow in size. Get hit, and your size reduces. But the larger you are, the easier you are hit. Strategy is just as important as game play! It's a new idea and should stand out from the crowd.
I'll give Sega credit for coming up with some original titles, notably Comix Zone and now, The Ooze. I've never seen another game quite like this one. The one thing that gets annoying is that the larger your ooze trail is, the more of a chance you stand to get by enemies. This isn't an all-out action game by anyone's standards because you end up moving slowly to maneuver around everything. As original as it is, I couldn't find myself enjoying The Ooze for any length of time.
Well, uh ... it's different. And that's great except that the game really needs work in playability. The whole concept of controlling a mobile puddle of slop is pretty cool, but the problem begins with the poor play control. It's so darned difficult to move through the levels the larger you get The graphics are uninspired, and the sound is just a wee bit annoying. These areas definitely could have used more attention. This game just wasn't fun. How 'bout a sequel... not!
What the heck is this? Okay. I like the concept. It's new, but the game just doesn't do it for me. The graphics and sounds are first generation, and the story doesn't work. The enemies are pixels with no features. The blob effect is done fairly well, but it ?s very choppy, and controlling your mass gets very tough. Things move slowly, too. Most importantly, The Ooze is not even fun to play. It seems more like work than a game. If this is the last frontier of 16-Bit, I bid thee farewell.
I like the concept of the single, mass-oozing body but it just didn't get that exciting to play. The effects of The Ooze were done pretty well, but overall, the graphics were simplistic and somewhat choppy looking. Also, trying to control the blob-like Ooze took a while to get used to. and unfortunately, it never really got that fun. It's an innovative concept for a new character and new abilities, but I'd rather see it done animation style with a lot tighter feel.
PC compatible, P-100
Systems: Windows 9x, Windows 2000 Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.
Game features: Single game mode
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2006-04-29 Ooze is quite a little known arcade game.
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