‘Day Repeat Day’ – TouchArcade
It takes some severe ingenuity to subvert a style as entrenched because the cell match-3 sport, however in some way developer Kimmo Issue, in all probability most well-known for the superior hack ‘n slash sport Barbearian, has finished precisely that with their new sport Day Repeat Day ($4.99). It’s a commentary on the match-3 style itself, and in some methods the state of gaming as an entire, and it’s additionally a surprisingly deep commentary on life, relationships, and your individual well-being. I feel it’s exactly as a result of such heavy subjects are tackled by means of one thing as banal as a match-3 sport that makes me love Day Repeat Day a lot.
The sport begins with you being employed at a brand new job, and wouldn’t you already know it this new job’s software program system is about up like a match-3 sport. That gamification is so sizzling proper now! You’ll handle shipments and orders by assembly particular quotas of things matched in a restricted variety of strikes. There are some extra gameplay mechanics that get peppered in as you go, however by and enormous the matching sport right here is probably going nothing you haven’t seen earlier than. That’s to not say it’s dangerous although, and actually there’s a particularly entertaining and sometimes fairly difficult matching sport on the core of Day Repeat Day.
However a easy matching sport, even an entertaining one, isn’t sufficient to show any heads. The true meat of Day Repeat Day takes place within the chat service that’s a part of your work’s working system. Right here you’ll chat with associates, household, important others, and… your boss whereas particulars are revealed and tales are weaved about your individual life and those round you. There’s branching dialogues and a number of responses to select from which, over the course of your total working life, could make for some very fascinating and really surprising outcomes. Issues proceed to develop from there, with some extraordinarily bizarre and hanging cutscenes interspersed all through. It’s tough to clarify however this sport was consistently shocking me with one thing new and surprising.
Basically Day Repeat Day is an interactive fiction match-3 sport, which is a mash-up I by no means would have dreamt of beforehand. But it surely works, partially due to the wonderful writing, well-developed characters, and somber (however becoming) soundtrack. There’s some nits to choose, like the lack to show off the “it is best to transfer this piece subsequent wiggle” hints which are in just about each matching sport ever made, or the truth that it actually looks like this could have been a portrait-oriented sport as an alternative of panorama. Or how about an handle e book to maintain observe of all of your contacts? General although these are minor issues in comparison with how gripping and poignant Day Repeat Day incessantly is, which isn’t one thing I ever thought I’d say a few match-3 sport.