Cordy Review

Cordy Review

May 16, 2011

I know you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover; I know that it’s not style over substance and I know that beauty is only skin deep. Right now though, I don’t care, because Cordy is one of the most beautiful games I’ve ever had the pleasure to look at.

Taking its cues from LittleBigPlanet, Cordy is a platforming adventure with light puzzle elements. You lead the eponymous hero through a gorgeous 3D world, collecting particles of energy to “power up” the level and open the door through to the next one.

You control Cordy by pushing and tapping the on-screen buttons, solving simple puzzles and leaping from platform to platform as you go. There are four levels included in the game, each split into five sub levels, with more available to purchase through an in-app payment system.

It’s difficult to put into words just how good Cordy looks. If you want an app to show off what your phone can do, then this is it. Everything moves seamlessly, the textures look gorgeous and the character designs are excellent. Cordy just oozes quality and charm. The level design is on par with the visuals as well. Each level is full of cogs to collect, some of which you’re going to miss on your first play through, and a simple star rating system ranks your progress as you complete each part of the world.

If you were being overly critical, you might complain that the jump button is a little too close to the side of the screen and that there’s only one, albeit delightful, song throughout the whole game. You might even baulk at the idea of having to buy extra levels, but in the end these are minor criticisms of, what is, a major achievement.

In terms of polish, Cordy is a Triple-A title through and through. It acts as proof to any naysayers that mobile and casual games can be just as impressive as their console based equivalents. It’s fun, easy to pick up and impossible to put down. Cordy is already a classic, get it whilst it’s hot.

Cordy Review Rundown

9.5
Graphics/Sound - One of the best looking games available on the Android Market.
9
Controls - Excellently implemented and familiar to anyone who's ever played a platformer.
9.5
Gameplay - Easy to pick up, easy to become addicted to. A real joy.
9
Replay Value - Levels can be replayed to set high scores and more content can be bought through in-app transactions.
9.25
Overall - A brilliant, addictive, gorgeous puzzling platformer that has to be seen to be believed.

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Harry Slater
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