The Tiny Bang Story
The Tiny Bang Story
This review is based solely on the free trial.
I should've heeded the other reviews. o_o
I wanted to like this game. The graphics and concept are both mysterious and adorable. Unfortunately, one of the very first puzzles to figure out apparently dealt with math (a VERY poor subject of mine#...I had to figure out the combination of a lock--and the "hint" function did not help whatsoever; it merely showed me an arrangement of numbers even more jumbled and perplexing than the one I was already mulling over. #Who knew the hint would complicate the puzzle even more?# Was I supposed to just type in some of the numbers shown on the screen?--if so, how was I to determine which ones? #There were arrows...or something...pointing between numbers, but resulting in far more than the required three numbers!# Or was it a math problem and I was supposed to add or subtract them?--again, which ones, and what was I to do with them, exactly?? What had started out as mysterious and adorable quickly became irritating and exasperating.
Rather than spend the entire trial hour trying to figure out ONE puzzle, I deleted it from my game manager. Far, FAR too frustrating for someone like me, I guess. :# Even the cute concept of capturing little bug-eyed flies to refill the hint button #took me a while to figure out that's what they're for# couldn't save me from such frustration, if the hint doesn't prove helpful enough to solve one of the very first puzzles in the game. If I get stuck so early on, it makes me doubt I'll enjoy the rest of the game that much, and I'd hate having to refer to a walkthrough, if one exists, every step of the way. I like to think, not batter my head against a wall trying to figure something out #while also trying to have fun!#.
As the other reviews of this game make all too clear, this one is best saved for those who are better equipped to handle such challenges without getting impatient, since there is NO hand-holding whatsoever, and there is no skip function. If you get stuck, then you're stuck. If I'm speaking prematurely, well, that's because I got stuck THAT early in the game and couldn't play any further to find out for sure if it ever gets any easier. But I doubt it. :/
I obtained my free trial of "The Tiny Bang Story" directly through Big Fish Games. I ran this game on Windows 7 with no problems.
April 9, 2014
Way Too Frustrating
With no instructions, no skip feature, no walk-through, and "help" that has to be earned by constantly clicking on flying fireflies, I was very frustrated.
Got stuck on the very first page, and although I really did enjoy the artwork, life is just too short for this.
April 6, 2012
useless without a skip function
I think it's wrong to sell a game that you are unable to finish just because you don't have prowess at arcade games. If you pay for a game, you should have the option to skip the puzzles or arcade games that you don't like.
I solved everything (mind you, with quite a bit of mindless clicking) but am now stuck on a useless arcade game only because I can't play them. They stress me out.
Very cheap shot.
January 24, 2012
I don't know why this got so many good reviews. The game has no instructions whatsoever and it's practically impossible to find what you are looking for. Just some simple instructions, even if there was a link to take you to a website or walkthrough would have been nice.
The colors are nice, but I had no idea what I was supposed to do. Glad I didn't buy this game!
March 5, 2012
Good idea but...
First, I loved this game... new, humoristic,
but after several puzzles, I fell on a puzzle I couldn't solve ! Even whith soluces... I trid, trid, and tried again... for nothing.
I can't go on, impossible to skip !!!
But I payed for this game ...
It would be a good idea to have a skip when the game is stopped for long time !
January 12, 2012
FRUSTRATING BEYOND IMAGINATION!!!!
I'm glad I only paid 2.99 for this game, the puzzles are so frustrating , they are hard to be believed. I play these games to have fun and relax. This one is not like that. Sorry I bought it, it is not enjoyable.
May 21, 2012
This game is a waste of time. Once you zap enough annoying little bees/flys to get a hint - it will still not let you use the hint. There are no instructions on how to play in the first place so you are guessing as you go. There are items you are supposed to collect and numerous features that resemble that item but are not the correct one.
December 9, 2012
Arcade Games Spoiled It
Bought at half price so only half ticked off. Absolute hate arcade games and the early insertion of this "challenge" made me quit and delete.
May 23, 2012
The Tiny Bang Story
Game had no instructions I am sure it would have be a little better if you knew what to do other than find puzzle pieces and metal hooks and wrenches?????????????????????
May 21, 2012
Frustrating Bang Bang Bang
I dislike this game! I could only get so far and then---Frustration!! I really though I would like this game because of the reviews but I guess I could not figure it out. I'll take a hint if anyone has one.
May 22, 2012