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Ruination Review $1 game

Ruination Review $1 game Are you a particular person that gets pleasure from completing a game where the difficulty is a maximum level? Well then, Ruination might just be the game for you! It requires pixel perfect jumps made with the keyboard in a way that will have you restarting over and over and over and over. First things first, I find it impossible not to talk about a games price when its only a dollar.

I hate judging a piece of art based on some monetary value that its imagined to have. But for budget games I feel like theyre trying to reach a certain demographic so its important to mention and consider when playing. So going in I didnt have too many expectations and because of that the game surpassed them. If you dont know this about me, I have some of those tendencies to keep trying to perfect a run or get past a particularly difficult section.

Its a rush to complete something not many other people have. However, I know my limits and will give up eventually. In Ruination you dont have to worry about that. While there are several game areas Caves, Depths, and Core each one has very short levels and if you fail you can restart them from the beginning of the level.

Very generous! Lets take a look at this menu real quick. You can see the three different areas here.

Then you can see the different levels that are available. And then from there you pick your starting weapon. You can find more in the level but this is the one you start with and probably the one you want to keep. If youre at your best then a level could probably be completed in a minute or less. But that would be a pretty tall order.

The game is difficult and requires some trial and error when determining the perfect way through a level. For example, if you can make a jump with or without the dash. So youll die to some spikes and have to start the level over. If that sounds terrible then this aint the game for you. Going slow in Ruination is OK, theres no time keeping.

It feels a little strange for the game type. So expect a slower experience your first couple times through a level. Until, you know, the hundredth time through where youre a pro at the first part but keep dying on the last jump.

There are no leaderboards and, as I said, the game doesnt track time. So hopefully you can find fun in competing against yourself or trying to get the zero death achievements. Another mechanic I have to mention are the weapons. There are seven in total and its all the standards you would expect. The starting laser pistol is a basic one shot but you quickly find a sniper rifle and a machine gun.

Once you find a gun you can start a level with it which is pretty nice. I prefer the sniper for a few reasons. First, one shot one kill make it quick and I dont have to keep track of my cursor too much. Also, it has minimal screen shake. I was feeling a little ill getting a handle on all the screen shake with the initial weapon but the machine gun.

GOOD GOD. There really needs to be a setting so you can turn it down. Theres no feasible way to play the game with that much shake. I cannot imagine how anyone enjoys it.

Also keep in mind that since bullets come out of the end of the gun and enemies can get in closer than that you cant shoot an enemy that is right on top of you. I understand why this happens but I dont think its very fair to the player. Anyway, you must play with a keyboard.

Theres some really strange camera movement when playing with a controller. The camera feels like it gets stuck or it wants to look in the wrong place. You cant have a controller plugged in either or else the game defaults to it. Thats always confusing for the first few minutes of play. One other complaint I have is how Ruination dumps you back to the main menu after you die.

A quick restart would go a long way. Ive spent a lot of time now getting back into a level. There must be some way to add a quick restart with the same weapon. Overall, Ruination is fine.

Maybe youre only looking for a limited amount of pain then Ruination would be perfect for that. Its pretty short and can provide you the suffering youre looking for. Its a very simple difficult platformer that for the price of entry does a good job at what it sets out to accomplish.

They have to add the quick restart! Ruination Review $1 game Are you a particular person that gets pleasure from completing a game where the difficulty is a maximum level? Well then, Ruination might just be the game for you!

It requires pixel perfect jumps made with the keyboard in a way that will have you restarting over and over and over and over. First things first, I find it impossible not to talk about a games price when its only a dollar. I hate judging a piece of art based on some monetary value that its imagined to have. But for budget games I feel like theyre trying to reach a certain demographic so its important to mention and consider when playing.

So going in I didnt have too many expectations and because of that the game surpassed them. If you dont know this about me, I have some of those tendencies to keep trying to perfect a run or get past a particularly difficult section. Its a rush to complete something not many other people have.

However, I know my limits and will give up eventually. In Ruination you dont have to worry about that. While there are several game areas Caves, Depths, and Core each one has very short levels and if you fail you can restart them from the beginning of the level. Very generous!

Lets take a look at this menu real quick. You can see the three different areas here. Then you can see the different levels that are available. And then from there you pick your starting weapon.

You can find more in the level but this is the one you start with and probably the one you want to keep. If youre at your best then a level could probably be completed in a minute or less. But that would be a pretty tall order. The game is difficult and requires some trial and error when determining the perfect way through a level. For example, if you can make a jump with or without the dash.

So youll die to some spikes and have to start the level over. If that sounds terrible then this aint the game for you. Going slow in Ruination is OK, theres no time keeping. It feels a little strange for the game type.

So expect a slower experience your first couple times through a level. Until, you know, the hundredth time through where youre a pro at the first part but keep dying on the last jump. There are no leaderboards and, as I said, the game doesnt track time. So hopefully you can find fun in competing against yourself or trying to get the zero death achievements.

Another mechanic I have to mention are the weapons. There are seven in total and its all the standards you would expect. The starting laser pistol is a basic one shot but you quickly find a sniper rifle and a machine gun. Once you find a gun you can start a level with it which is pretty nice.

I prefer the sniper for a few reasons. First, one shot one kill make it quick and I dont have to keep track of my cursor too much. Also, it has minimal screen shake. I was feeling a little ill getting a handle on all the screen shake with the initial weapon but the machine gun.

GOOD GOD. There really needs to be a setting so you can turn it down. Theres no feasible way to play the game with that much shake. I cannot imagine how anyone enjoys it.

Also keep in mind that since bullets come out of the end of the gun and enemies can get in closer than that you cant shoot an enemy that is right on top of you. I understand why this happens but I dont think its very fair to the player. Anyway, you must play with a keyboard.

Theres some really strange camera movement when playing with a controller. The camera feels like it gets stuck or it wants to look in the wrong place. You cant have a controller plugged in either or else the game defaults to it.

Thats always confusing for the first few minutes of play. One other complaint I have is how Ruination dumps you back to the main menu after you die. A quick restart would go a long way.

Ive spent a lot of time now getting back into a level. There must be some way to add a quick restart with the same weapon. Overall, Ruination is fine. Maybe youre only looking for a limited amount of pain then Ruination would be perfect for that. Its pretty short and can provide you the suffering youre looking for.

Its a very simple difficult platformer that for the price of entry does a good job at what it sets out to accomplish. They have to add the quick restart!

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