Review: GenerativeCity Freerun
At a Glance
|ESRB Rating:||NR - Not Rated|
|Review Published On:||July 9th, 2016|
There isn't one. Of course, there isn't anything to save either, as there's no score or goal beyond finding the red cube.
There are a few swear words in the readme file, but the game itself is as clean as can be.
Every time the city is generated, a red cuboid object is dropped into the city. Your goal, if you want to call it that, is to walk, run or jump around the city in order to find this object. As soon as you come into contact with it, a new city will be generated and the cube will be hidden once again.
While it's sometimes easy to spot the cube's bright red color against the plain white cityscape, there is another cue that will help guide you to it. When you're near the cube, you'll hear what sounds like a choir singing. The closer you are, the louder it gets, and the stereo sound effects let you hear where the cube is in relation to the direction you're facing. Headphones can emphasize this difference, making the game easier.
Also, if you're rather just wander around the city, there's nothing to stop you. Finding the cube is pretty much the only bit of "gaming" here, but it can be fun seeing how far you can climb or just looking around at the buildings that have been created for you.
All in all, this is a neat timewaster; it's not fancy, but it can still be fun. Also, since there's no time limit or dangers of any sort, this might be a good way to introduce someone to first person controls -- just wander about and search for the cubes until you're familiar with using WASD and the mouse.
Points of Interest
That said, sometimes the cube will spawn someplace where you're not going to be able to reach it. To start a new round immediately, all you need to do is press the N key and the game will start over.
Concerns and Issues
On the other hand, the game's readme file contains a number of swear words.