One of the lamest arguments, that annoys me the most, is whether or not a game can be considered “Art”. Games such as Machinarium and now The Tiny Bang Story HD put those boorish naysayers in their places. These titles demonstrate the beauty and artistic view that can be implemented in games by bringing us hand painted environments that look like they could have come from a Caldecott winner’s (well if they Included a Russian nomination) picture book.
The Tiny Bang Story HD is now ported over to the iPad and brings us old fashioned point-n-click goodness that’ll have you exploring lush painted environments.
What would happen if a meteor exploded too close to your planet and caused it to explode? That’s easy…you’d need to search for jigsaw puzzle pieces of your world and slowly build it back together! And, that’s exactly what you’ll be doing.
Searching for the puzzle pieces in The Tiny Bang Story feels more like an “Hidden Project” game rather than your standard point and click adventure (IE: Machinarium). Most of the time you’ll be searching for hidden jigsaw pieces along with numerous other objects that’ll be used to solve other puzzles (more on this in a bit). While it’s fun and all to search the beautiful landscapes for the objects, there’s one issue that arises…finding these objects is very easy…almost too easy.
What makes The Tiny Bang Story HD more than a simple “Hidden Object” game is that it does consist of a variety of puzzles that would be found in point-n-click adventure games. The puzzles have a decent variety that’ll have you sliding images around, dealing with pipes and so forth. Because The Tiny Bang Story HD contains elements from both genres the gameplay stays fresh.
The Tiny Bang Story HD is so astonishingly well done that I possibly had more fun navigating through the game then actually playing it! It’s that exceptional!
The Bottom Line:
If you’re looking for a beautiful game experience (rather than a challenge)The Tiny Bang Story brings a wonderful new world for you to explore.