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Mac|Life has published a new review of World of Goo. The unique puzzle title challenges players to guide balls of goo through the game's levels by constructing items like ladders and bridges to circumvent obstacles.Mac|Life gave the game a score of 5 out of 5.

From the review:

Puzzle games are rarely as emotional, funny, and engaging as World of Goo. In its understandable core, you値l just build structures by connecting living goo balls葉he circles latch out arms to grab their close-by neighbors, creating elaborate bridgeworks of interlocking joints. This excellent, fundamental challenge makes a great game. But the layers of beautiful art, goofy sound, and humor piled on top make World of Goo a must-have for anyone who痴 ever connected two Lego bricks.

World of Goo begins simply, gradually teaching you different ways to use the goo balls. In nearly every level, you値l build a tower, bridge, or other structure leading to a mysterious pipe that sucks in the remaining balls. Throughout, you値l have to keep the assembly balanced葉oo much weight on one side will crash it into the ground.

The pacing works well, gradually introducing new ball types, such as balloons, reusable balls, and flammable creatures. Players get just enough help to guide them, although many areas stay challenging. A few times, we had to return to a difficult level a day or two later to come up with a solution, and completing any level left us with a sense of accomplishment. Even after finishing the game, we returned to keep playing in different ways, such as rescuing extra balls. An online play area outside of the linear game even compares the height of your towers to others around the world.
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