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Your intrepid heroes get in the zone, play with gerbils, and slow down time. Ellipsis faces the CHAIRQUISITION!

Game: Ellipsis
Webzone:
http://playellipsis.com/
Devel: Salmi Games
Engine:
Unity
Price:
9.99 / CDN 10.99

Wazzat: Ellipsis is an action-packed Avoid ’Em Up with minimalistic, yet powerful neon styled visuals. Guide your ship through a mysterious universe while deftly avoiding hordes of roaming enemies, spikes, lasers and more.

Mandatory Disclosure: They sent us keys


CHAIRQUISITION:
CHAIR– Nooope

CHAIRCHAIR– Not sure if want

CHAIRCHAIRCHAIR– Check it out

CHAIRCHAIRCHAIRCHAIR– Shutupandtakemymonies


Makes with the working

V-CHAIRCHAIRCHAIR

  • Had to reinstall it because it could not sync with Steam cloud.
  • Fancy Unity Scream of NOPE but you can navigate it it with a controlla in Big Picture mode.

J-CHAIRCHAIRCHAIR

  • Oh hai ellipses screen of nope

P-CHAIRCHAIRCHAIR


Total-CHAIRCHAIRCHAIR


Shiny / Sounds

V-CHAIRCHAIRCHAIR

  • You need to label your menu option, Brad.

J-CHAIRCHAIR

  • You’re a circle. Avoid basic shapes.
  • Gets the job done, but no points for style

P-CHAIRCHAIR


Total-CHAIRCHAIR


Control

V-CHAIRCHAIRCHAIR

  • You can use a controlla… but you going to get dead.
  • Unlike these two yahoos my gerbil input is spot on.
  • Then again I keep the speed set at 12.
  • But at the end of the day using the gerbil feels like cheating… because it is.
  • Don’t worry, I’ll explain in the Fun section.

J-CHAIRCHAIR

  • Much easier with a mouse than a controller. Don’t make the same mistake I did
  • There is a noticeable delay with mouse input

P-CHAIRCHAIR

  • That mouse smoothing is annoying.
  • There are “gravity fields” in some levels which make the mouse behave differently, but that’s not what I’m complaining about.
  • It’s everywhere else, where the mouse is either being smoothed or it’s the framerate cap causing input delay and it’s annoying!

Total-CHAIRCHAIR


FUN

V-CHAIRCHAIR

  • This game has the unnatural ability to slow down time.
  • I can be spooky good at these type games if I achieve a “flow state” or as I call it “haaamered”
  • You got some ball-organs charging double for the Desktop version of this game.
  • Yeah, that’s right… it’s on the Play Store for $4.49.
  • Guess that explains the useless stars… that I give zero FKS about collecting.

J-CHAIR

  • I really dislike these sorts of games. All the end up doing is making me super anxious
  • This one doesn’t really do anything to change my opinion of the genre
  • Shootemups I get, because at least then you can kill things
  • See point number one
  • It’s well, done, just not my bag

P-CHAIRCHAIR

  • Much like Venn, this is one of those games that after a few levels I just get “in the zone” and I’ll get through several levels in one sitting.
  • And that’s good, that is exactly the kind of experience you want players to go through in this game.
  • And they would have succeeded if the mouse controls weren’t so “floaty”.
  • In the whole Narrative, Aesthetics and Mechanics context, Ellipsis is one of those games which focuses completely on the mechanics.
  • Aesthetically, it’s neon-graphics (shorthand for we couldn’t be assed to come up with a proper visual style) and bleep bloop sounds. So there’s nothing to write home about there.
  • Narratively… Well, there is no narrative. You’re a blue neon circle avoiding the other neon colored things on the map which aren’t blue.
  • You could make an argument that’s a metaphor for racism in society but that’d be you projecting your own biases towards a completely blank slate.
  • The only thing to Ellipsis are its mechanics and mechanics are only as good as the way the player has to interact with them, aka how good the game controls.
  • And even though there’s a sensitivity slider, there’s no way to disable that completely fucking stupid mouse smoothing, and that’s what makes the controls feel floaty in this game.
  • I can see how this game would be good but I don’t want to play anymore of it.

Total-CHAIR


Final –CHAIRCHAIR


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