“Coma” is a flash game that has a strong [knytt-like] feeling to it. A bit more linear in terms of game flow, yet, with quite the atmosphere, almost equal, kind of. I would have been really fond of the game if it wasn’t for various little disappointments:
My lunch is ready, but I have no TV!
I don’t really mind if a video game doesn’t have an involving plot. However, what I’ve learned from this game is that I really dislike it when games try to play around the plot with that aspect in mind,all in all while trying to set up a stage for something completely uncalled for. From my own perspective, I would have enjoyed this game a lot more without the dialogue, only the mere sounds from the characters alone.
Day and night, the Bunneh Men from the Depp Webb are stalking me!
A little after the start of the game, you are bound to reach a part that will test your platforming skills. How many tries would you need to make that simple jump? One? Two? Five? I don’t know! How does the whole jumping initiative works in this game? No,really! How? Regardless of position or running momentum, I haven’t found a single clue as to why sometimes my character gets to jump higher and sometimes lower. Honestly, it was not all that much of a problem, but it really mislead me into thinking that I might be missing something in order to progress. I guess I did! My ability to recognize a bad jump control![?]
My girlfriend is trying to learn how to cook a Jalapeño…
Onward! Yes! Set me that sweet, creepy atmosphere and ruin it completely with those dumb writings all over the place! This game has its instances of going a bit over the edge, without the particular need, really.
The thing about games that try to give us a feeling of uneasy and creepy is that they are a one-shot bravado gun. Their result is solely based on the success or failure during the first player run. Any replay value is lost, without additional new fresh content, which happens rarely. And still, even with that, there is a limit as to how long you can pull the strings until the doll drops on the floor and mutters:
Despite giving this game 4.5 out of 10, I do not really hate it! It’s likeable, but it needs fixes to grab me. However, I am not the only person existing on planet Earth, so there you go!