Hell Is Other People

Review by lumberjay on Saturday, February 25th 2012
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Oblivion is a game created by swallowthesun

Good day, my fellow citizens of Sploder. Today, I will have the honor of reviewing Oblivion by a user named Swallowthesun. I have enjoyed other platformer-styled games by this user beforehand, so I had high hopes. Were my needs satisfied by my experience, or was I devastated by a failure that somehow reached the featured games page? Read on to find out if Oblivion is worth playing…


I will start of by addressing this simple fact; you play as some spirit in a so-called Paradise, known only as Oblivion. It is made apparent that not all is what it appears to be, since you are told that there are secrets to uncover. I won’t go into details, since I don’t want to spoil a main part of the game. The genre of the game seems to be somewhat of an RPG mixed with a paranormal mystery. The storyline was sturdy enough to help me stay attached to this fictitious “paradise,” and urged me to continue my adventure.

If there is anything to note, it is that this game can be very difficult at times. Having extra lives is very important for progressing deeper into this “Paradise.” In fact, at one point during the game, it is made relevant that you are crossing more into the hellish nature of Oblivion. Following this, you can note that difficulty increases as you progress.

Another trait you can find in this game is the use of puzzles, if you would call them that. You will find simple puzzles, such as using a power gluv to open a door, and using water blocks as a means of getting a crystal. To say the least, I enjoyed Swallowthsun’s use of clever puzzles, although I cannot support the originality of some puzzles used, since I haven’t played many platformer games recently. For what it’s worth, I enjoyed Oblivion as a whole.

With my satisfaction of this game, there are some minor faults that endured through the game. While I am not one to complain about difficulty, the game was very challenging. Although this wouldn’t be a problem for me, I felt some interactions with large amounts of enemies were forced. I will address that the waves of foes helps the player to identify the severity and danger of progressing against the will of some sort omnipotent being that controls the world. So in short, the intense difficulty is probably more of a blessing, than a problem, although some members may disagree with me on that.

What is a game without being addictive? I’d say that it would hardly be a game at all. Luckily, Oblivion addressed a certain quality of addictiveness that I enjoy. The style of the game was fun, blocks were placed in a very appealing matter, and puzzles proved challenging and fun. I consider this game addictive, but the difficulty will most likely scare other members away. I would urge others to continue playing, but if one finds it too difficult, they should feel free to quit at any time.






-Very difficult at times


Action: 5/5

Puzzles: 5/5

Addiction: 4/5

Difficulty: 5/5

Overall Rating: 5/5

I would like to say that Oblivion is an excellent game, and I recommend the entire Sploder population give it a shot. This game was definitely worthy of being featured, and had I the power to feature, I probably would be jealous of not featuring it first. I'm glad swallowthesun took the time to create this amazing, fun game. Keep up the good work, swallow.


Oblivion Reviewed by lumberjay on Saturday, February 25th 2012. Hell Is Other People - A game review written by lumberjay for the game 'Oblivion' by swallowthesun. Rating: 5