Vector for iPhone Review – Parkour
App Type: Uncategorized
Version #: 1.0.3
Date Released: 2012-10-20
Developer: Nekki Ltd
Price: 0.99User Rating:
There’s a weird futuristic theme and storyline to start this game off that I could barely understand. But no bother, it barely matters.Vector is basically a parkour based game, where fanciful flips and tricks earn points.
The game revolves around some sort of futuristic totalitarian dictatorship, and somehow this traceur is able to escape the dystopian world by literally running away from it. Players control the character by making timed swipes across the screen, where different combinations cause a whole chain of cool tricks that are amazing to look at.
Seems really cool to dodge gunmen by flipping around. Reminds me of The Matrix movies.
Vectoris filled with eye candy, but not in the sense of actual visual aesthetics. Graphics are as 2 dimensional as a 2D game can get, with a cartoon backdrop and a silhouette to represent the main character. Yes, we don’t get a painstakingly designed lead character, we get a moving shadow. But no matter, there is always an upside to everything. The black figure against the dull backdrop makes it easier for the character to stand out, and thus players can focus more on the enthralling stunts pulled off in game.
It does, however, take a while to get used to the controls of this game. As mentioned earlier, players use a one finger based gesture control by swiping across the screen. Timing is the crux when it comes to Vector, where successful chains of stunts can only be executed by timing each swipe right.
An awesome side scroller, this one definitely sets itself apart from others of a similar genre. The theme alone is enough to leave its mark behind.
Would I Buy Again:Yes
Learning Curve:Simple controls but timing takes a while to master
Who Is It For:Side scroller fans
What I Like:The interface of the game makes it look rather unique and unlike other scrollers
What I Don't Like:Plot device seems a little too exaggerated
Final Statement:Just keep run
? The Press Loves Vector! ?
? ? ? ? ? “Top-3 upcoming game for iOS devices … It will be fantastic to play this game on Retina Display of new iPad” -- siliconindia.com -- ? ? ? ? ?
? ? ? ? ? “The way Vector mimics the movements of real-life parkour practitioners is quite impressive … [I] can’t wait to be entrapped in Vector’s promising mix of direction and magnitude.” -- appadvice.com -- ? ? ? ? ?
? ? ? ? ? “Vector is thrilling, rich in variety and it reminds us of Stick Run, but offers much more elaborate animations.” -- fbgamer.de -- ? ? ? ? ?
? ? ? ? ? “The only cool way to run from all your problems.” -- Gamezebo.com ? ? ? ? ?
? ? ? ? ? “The game looks smashing … ” -- idroidplay.com -- ? ? ? ? ?
? Check out what players are saying about Vector! ?
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“Awesome!”, “Wow! Perfect Game, Man”, “Greatest game I ever ‘ran’!!!”, “Woohoo! 5 stars!”...
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? What is Vector? ?
Vector is an exciting, arcade-style game featuring you as the exceptional free runner who won’t be held down by the system. The game opens with a view into a totalitarian world where freedom and individually is nothing more than a distant dream. But the heart of a freerunner is strong, and you soon break free. Run, vault, slide and climb using extraordinary techniques based on the urban ninja sport of Parkour all while being chased by “Big Brother” who’s sole purpose is to capture you and bring you back.
Inspired by the practice and principles of Parkour, Vector’s intuitive controls please players of all levels, and sophisticated level designs challenge the most demanding players with fast-paced timing puzzles as the traceur “flows” over the dystopian rooftops.
? Game Features ?
? Arcade gameplay from the makers of the hit Facebook game
? Astoundingly lifelike Parkour-inspired moves made possible by Cascadeur animation tools
? 30+ awesome, challenging levels, with more and more added with each update
? Quick to learn, challenging to master
? Also available on iPad (Vector HD) and Facebook!
? Supported Devices: iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPod Touch 4th & 5th Generation.
Article By Eng Wei Jie
A water polo player from Singapore, Wei Jie devotes most of his time to training. However, when he's not occupied by water training or pushing himself in the gym, expect to see him squinting at his iPhone testing out new apps.
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