Firstly let’s talk about the information that comes with the game. The game was developed by Seaven Studios, now what is interesting about this game studio is that they were part of another company when they started this game. Eventually that company closed their doors. The original people who were working on this game decided to buy the IP and get the team back that was working on it originally. Now here it is.
"Meteor Hunter mixes puzzles and platformers core action mechanics with an innovative mechanic: telekinesis. Ethan can pause time and move objects around in order to solve puzzles and get though levels with dynamic use of physics giving multiple game play and solving possibilities.”
You know me I like to give the specs of the system that I’ve played the game on. So here we go.
Operating System: Windows 8.1 64-bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz (4 CPUs)
Memory: 6144MB RAM DirectX Version: DirectX 11
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
Display Memory: 1792 MB
Dedicated Memory: 32 MB
Shared Memory: 1760 MB
Operating system: Windows XP SP3
Processor: 2 GHz
Hard drive space: 900MB
Graphics: dedicated graphic card with 256MB
Well there you go that’s my current specs, and the game runs smoothly. After getting through all the logos, you are greeted with the main title page it tells you to either press start or hit enter and you get your main menu. Upon launching the game what’s really nice is the game gives you the option to press enter or press start allowing you to use the keyboard & mouse or a controller fortunately for me I use a PS3 Controller emulated as an Xbox 360 Controller which allows me to play the game flawlessly. I left the controls on default and started playing. This game only supports windowed or full-screen mode. I used full screen mode on a 1600 * 900 resolution.
When the game starts we are shown an introduction where Ethan’s neighbor is dumping trash in Ethan’s lawn. Then they get into a big fight and meteors start to fall. A meteor falls on Ethan’s house, Ethan gets bathed in the light of the meteor, and the neighbor laughs. Just as Ethan is about to get hit by some wood he ducks and finds out that he has telekinetic powers in which he flings the wood at the neighbor and he goes off in search of more meteors.
Now there are a few things that I didn’t like about the game. Firstly it’s repetitive, collect these many pieces per level don’t get hurt or you will have to start from the last save point. Press this button to do move this item to be able to either get more meteors or go to the next level. After a while like I said it gets repetitive and boring. Especially when there is too visible or possible way to get some of the items, and you are forced to go on to the next level without those pieces.
There are defiantly some good qualities to this game. One of them being that it is graphically appealing. It’s sort of reminiscent of the New Super Mario Bro. graphics for the Wii. Another good point of this game is that it is a puzzle game and it really makes you think about what you need to do next because Ethan’s powers are limited to the few items you pick up to allow him to use them.
This game will be available on both PC, as well as PlayStation 3, but before ending this review let’s take a look at some of the features that will be implemented in the game.
⦁ Telekinetic game play: players can move elements in the environment to create a path and clear his way
⦁ Physics puzzles: wide array of objects including wooden blocks that burn when they reach fire or metal blocks conductive
⦁ Multiple challenges: time-attack, fragment collection or minimum number of pause goals in each level
⦁ Anyone can play it: from the normal player to the most hardcore ones who aim at getting all the fragments, the best time, get 100% of the achievements or find all the secret bonuses
⦁ Play more than 50 levels within 3 different worlds
⦁ Languages: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Arabic, Swedish, Danish, Dutch, Czech, Finnish, Norwegian, Hungarian, Greek, Turkish.
⦁ Game controller support (Xbox 360 and Dual shock 3)