Zen Bound

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Goroke, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. Goroke macrumors member

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    It's a pretty sweet game. What does everyone else feel about it?
     
  2. Four20 macrumors 6502a

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    seems like a very simple concept to me, but I've only played it for a little bit
     
  3. speedracer3000 macrumors 6502

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    I'd say it's not for everyone. It's a very polished game in terms of graphics, music etc. but some may find it boring. I bought it and enjoyed it. My wife on the other hand played it once and wouldn't touch it again. It's just not her thing. People should definitely read the description and know what it's about before getting it.
     
  4. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i love this game, its probably the best and most unique i've found for my iphone. i just wish there were even more levels since i've gone through the whole first tree already.
     
  5. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    I just can't get over the dichotomy I feel between the name and the concept of this game. Zen is supposed to bring you enlightment, which is a release from the emotional entanglements that bind you to worldly attachment. The object of this game is to bind up the wooden figurines with tangling ropes. It just seems like the exact opposite of what Zen aims to achieve. Now, if we started with a hopelessly tangled figurine ensnared in garbled ropes, and you had to untangle it in order to release the figure, that'd be more in line with what Zen is about...
     
  6. jmann macrumors 604

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    I am in love with this game. It is awesome. I found it on accident, and I so glad. :D
     
  7. Spartan12103 macrumors newbie

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    I really enjoy it. Worth the $5 completely. The game is very calm and soothing, and there's a new update coming later!
     
  8. stevearm macrumors 6502a

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    Actually, I find the game infuriating.

    Specifically the way the rope only half paints a flat surface 50% of the time.
     
  9. chr1s60 macrumors 68000

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    I really want to play this game, but it seems like such a basic concept, I don't want to spend $5 for it. I have no problem paying for apps, but I really wish more of these 3+ dollars applications would offer a free short demo.
     
  10. Spartan12103 macrumors newbie

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    Well it's all part of business, to get people to buy the app first even if they're unsure about it, and once it's out for a while, then release a lite version. This way they get more sales. But you could always try Zen Bondage on the computer. It's similar, not as well made, but still decent.
     
  11. shigzeo macrumors 6502a

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    a rope and some wood?

    well, i think finally the touch interface and accelerometre have come in handy for the iphone os as this game is unique and has a feel that is no where near a usual game. it is in no way a port.

    excellent game. great review!
     
  12. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    This is by far the best game I've come across. Definitely worth the $5.
     
  13. Gokunama macrumors 6502a

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    Love the game, it's relaxing. Great graphics and music as well. It's occassionally a very nice alternative to the higher speed games that I like.
     
  14. spyker3292 macrumors 65816

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    It's kind of lame, and I usually love weird innovative games like this (ex: Flower PS3). It's still decent, and I play it occasionally, but it's nothing amazing.
     

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