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S&S; Indie Review: Obsessive Collecting Dissorder

Posted on the 27 July 2012 by Sameo452005 @iSamKulii
S&S; Indie Review: Obsessive Collecting Dissorder Title: Obsessive Collecting Disorder  // Format: XBLIG // Release Date: 7/6/2012 // Developer: Hyped Hamster // Price: 80 MS points // Violence: 3/3 // Sex: 0/3 // Mature Content: 1/3

I always enjoy a good platforming game, with Obsessive Collecting Disorder, I have found a fun and challenging platformer.  
Presentation, Story and Gameplay:
S&S; Indie Review: Obsessive Collecting Dissorder The presentation in Obsessive Collecting Disorder is simplistic, to say the least.  For one, you're controlling a stickman, so don't expect a bunch of high-res texture mapping for detailed character models.  I don't think that the idea of simplicity is a bad thing, sometimes you don't care about how a game looks.  You just want to sit down and play a game for a short session and graphics really don't play a big role during these specific times.  The music is pretty simple as well, offering techno-style beats and tunes to go along with your frequent trial and error gameplay.  There is a little backstory for the game, which caught me by surprise, its actually pretty amusing.  There is an epidemic that swept the land, causing people to go insane.  The illness is aptly named, "Obsessive Collecting Disorder."  This has been causing people to jump off roofs attempting  to collect orbs and feathers.  Its pretty amusing allowing for a brief moment of relaxation before all the chaos begins.  In terms of gameplay, OCD is gets challenging rather abruptly.  Its a 2-Dimensional platformer that offers a lot of challenge in each scenario and stage. The goal of the game is to collect each coin in each scenario, this allows you to move on to the next scene.  Each stage has a certain number of scenarios for you to complete.  The game has received a lot of comparisons to another brutal platforming game, Super Meat Boy.  In order to finish each stage, it'll require a lot of precise movements and jumps.  The slightest movements can send you falling into a pit of spikes to your death.  This can cause an abundance of frustration on your part, but when you actually finish a stage, the satisfaction is immense.   S&S; Indie Review: Obsessive Collecting Dissorder Final Thoughts: Obsessive Collecting Disorder is a tough, but fun game to play.  I don't see anyone playing this game for 3 hours straight, but for 45min to an hour.  The simplistic graphics and sound  don't hurt the game in any way.  For anyone who likes a tough platformer, OCD is the perfect game for you. S&S Rating: 7.25/10

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