World Splitter is a difficult game to try and explain, other than it being a puzzle/platformer.
As you run along each screen, you can jump between platforms whilst also moving the splitter device – the Dimension Rift – which separates the parallel worlds, and which can be raised and lowered, whilst also being rotated. Confused? If so, check a bit of the gameplay first and then come back to this.
Your guy must must rescue all the little creatures on the screen (generally, anywhere from 2-6), whilst also not dying. It’s one of those games which looks easy to play – but isn’t in certain cases, and it’s also very difficult to master. A screen can look easy, but it’s actually bloody difficult, or so it may seem. Later on, some screens look terrifyingly complex, but may be quicker to get around than you might think.
For the controls with a joypad, run with the left joystick, and rotate and move the world splitter with the right joystick. It’s like trying to pat your head and rub your stomach at the same time off, WHILE doing vice versa, so you need more hands Than you’ve got!
With six worlds, each with ten screens to conquer, this is going to take a while 😉
However, at the time of posting this, I’ve completed the first three worlds, and then the portals in world 4 did start to confuse me, and when a game really starts to do my head in because it’s crazy-completx, I do find it rather a turn off. I don’t want games to be too easy, but I also don’t want them to be too difficult. Try to find something in between…
Maybe I’ll go back to it, but for now, I’ve put it to one side. It is great for what I’ve attempted so far, though.
World Splitter is out now on PC/Steam, as well as PS4 and Nintendo Switch in their respective online stores. An Xbox One version will be available later this year.
- Developer: NeoBird
- Publisher: Bumble3ee Interactive SL
- Players: single-player
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