(Yes, We're Still On The EGD) Is It Even Possible?

Review by darut1234 on Saturday, July 27th 2013
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Hell In The Cell is a game created by tracer202

Game type: Ship

Rating: 2/5

Okay, new rule: I'm not reviewing your game unless it has a username in the high scores. Or, at the very least, if I review your game that doesn't have a username in the high scores, it's extremely likely that I'll give it a bad review.

Why? Plenty of reasons, some of which I've covered before but will cover again here, anyway. First of all, when playing a difficult game it helps to keep the frustration down to a manageable degree if, at the very least, you know that the game is possible. Second, if every game maker was forced to play their game through to the end, they'd probably put a lot more work into making the game fun and balanced.

Hell in the Cell isn't a bad ship game. Oh, sure, it's nothing particularly special - a fairly basic action game that doesn't really have any new or clever ideas to show off. But it's acceptable, it's inoffensive, and for the most part it works.

The game is balanced well, presenting a challenge that doesn't frustrate, and is well-structured enough. It makes good use of space, and the positions of the enemies and items aren't particularly inspired, but they get the job done.

It has a very big problem though: I don't think it's actually possible. I got far enough that I defeated all three keys and found myself in front of a green teleporter. But upon going through it, I find myself in front of an invisible wall that I have no hope of penetrating. I've played through the game multiple times since then, combed every inch of the area I've come from, and I still have no idea if there's any alternative path, and if that invisible wall can be switched off I haven't seen any evidence for it.

There are a couple reasons why this might be the case, none of which really redeem the game. Perhaps it's meant to be a puzzle - In which case it's a terrible, progress-halting puzzle with nothing even resembling a reasonable hint to make it balanced. Perhaps it was something that Tracer didn't even notice when he published the game, in which case he should've taken the time to play through his game before releasing it.

Either way, up until this point I was planning on giving the game an inoffensive 3/5. Now that I've discovered that I can't beat it, I feel as though my time with it was completely wasted, so here we are.

And that's Hell in the Cell in a nutshell (Hey look at me I can rhyme too) - at least competent up until the part where it becomes impossible and you realize that you're wasting precious hours of your life on Sploder playing not-that-good games.


Hell In The Cell Reviewed by darut1234 on Saturday, July 27th 2013. (Yes, We're Still On The EGD) Is It Even Possible? - A game review written by darut1234 for the game 'Hell In The Cell' by tracer202. Rating: 2