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Games I Own: Samorost 2, the greatest Flash game ever

Posted on 7th Aug 2009 at 08:12 by Richard Swinburne with 4 comments

Richard Swinburne
I bunged its 19MB installer deep in my hard drive's subdirectories, the depths of which I haven't trawled in many years. By chance I happened to find myself in an old 'Games' directory today whilst doing the spring summer clean out.

Ahh Samorost 2, my first ever online game purchase.

The first Samorost is as excellent, and can be played online - something I suggest you do right now. The sequel is just as good, if not better.

Games I Own: Samorost 2, the greatest Flash game ever Samorost 2: Possibly the greatest Flash game ever.

They're quirky little flash games from Amanita Design which transcend the language barrier and combine the classic point and click adventure with fantastically detailed and engaging environments, along with a cute and fun soundtrack that just sets it off perfectly. Really, I wish they made more.

Games I Own: Samorost 2, the greatest Flash game ever Samorost 2: Possibly the greatest Flash game ever.

The jist of the story is that you control a little guy who looks like he's never changed out of his pyjamas (although they do always keep a brilliant white) through a series of little challenges on a few alien planets with some very strange, but highly amusing creatures. Gameplay involves a bit of pixel hunting mixed in with good old challenge deciphering.

The fact is the game is hard enough to get you thinking and engaged, but not so difficult that it prohibits a logical progression: a key balance to any point and click adventure.

Games I Own: Samorost 2, the greatest Flash game ever Samorost 2: Possibly the greatest Flash game ever.

It doesn't require much CPU resource either, so it's perfect to take on a netbook. I'd actually love to see it ported to the iPhone, except, since Apple's wonderphone still doesn't support flash, and probably never will.

Seriously though, if you've got a few hours for a casual game and fancy some gentle brain tingling, both Samorost and its sequel are a must.

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Cutter McJ1b 7th August 2009, 10:34 Quote
I'm going to download it just for the artwork tbh. Looks incredible.

*EDIT*

Just played the first Samrost for 10 minutes and now wish I didnt have work today =(

Such an amazing concept for a game.
Paradigm Shifter 7th August 2009, 12:44 Quote
Looks neat. Got more than enough gaming to be doing, though, already. The artwork looks particularly impressive.
Mentai 12th August 2009, 21:52 Quote
This was my first ever online game purchase too! No idea where the installer is now, and I never did manage to finish it, but I did enjoy it :)
CardJoe 12th August 2009, 23:23 Quote
Grumble Grumble. The Neverhood was better. Grumble Grumble.
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