Инопланетное вторжение на нашу многострадальную планету - сегодня настолько заезженная тема как и очередные «снова Вторая Мировая» или «опять плохие русские». Действительно интересные проекты по ней выходят очень редко. И Tales from Space: About a Blob - один из них. Вкратце, это двухмерный платформер, сделанный в традициях трэшевых ужастиков вроде «Нападение помидоров-убийц».
While it's difficult at points, I was never frustrated or felt like I was dying because of a flaw in the level design. It's got an engaging (and often hilarious) art style and makes the most of its simple, static cutscenes and paper-thin plot.
Despite its rougher edges, Tales from Space: About a Blob is a genuinely fun – and funny – romp through classic sci-fi tropes. The feeling of piloting a gelatinous character is more than enough to set the game apart from its sidescrolling brethren, but, it's the unique gameplay and sense of style that truly absorbs you.
It does have a couple issues, sure, but overall I think it's worth checking out. Also, the online leaderboard function works great, and the game offers up plenty of chances to challenge yourself via speed runs if you're looking to compete against your friends list.
It isn't a Katamari game, but Drinkbox Studios did a fine job of recreating the mechanic and turning it into something of their own. This isn't the best game on PSN, but it is a worthy addition to your collection.
Any game with such a premise is inevitably, and unconsciously, drawn into comparison with Katamari Damacy, which is pretty much universally beloved. Having to be measured against something like that makes any game seem worse. And from that perspective, the not-bad About a Blob seems bland.