Compulsive Review

Compulsive Review

Sep 24, 2014

Combining colored blocks has never been so zen as in Compulsive.

“A palette of beautiful colors needs your help to get organized.” As soon as I read this sentence on the Compulsive product page, I thought: that is just ridiculous. But hey, it got my attention and eventually, I ended up organising all those colors on my screen Because Compulsive is a very fun game to play when you’re either searching for a relaxing or hectic game to consume some time with. Developer TMSoft has made three modes with the basic concept.


And that basic concept is combining blocks of colors. That’s it. That is all you do. You can pick a block up, swipe it to the location you want it to be and if that means that you will make a string of four blocks or more, than the blocks will dissapear, give you some points en will make room for another set of colored blocks. This is a continued process until the timer runs out in the Arcade and Strategic mode, where you need to get as much points as possible in respectively sixty or thirty seconds.

But the Zen mode was by far my favorite, because it really enhanced the basic core of this puzzle game. It showed me that I don’t need limitations from puzzle games alike, where things can only move one place and only with the thing next to it. It want the freedom to place any block I choose to put it anywhere I like. And man, did I play that Zen mode. It doesn’t have a timer, so you can go on and on as long as you would like. There is literraly no pressure, whatsoever. It felt so good.

At the end of the day, I like to sit down and relax a bit after a hard day’s work and I found myself quite relaxed after spending some time in the Zen mode. This is one game I will keep on my Nexus 5 for al long time. I hope you will do too.