De Blob – Xbox One Review
So. De Blob (Not to be confused with The Blob). Originally released on the Nintendo Wii in 2008 De Blob has finally found his way to the INKT console that is the Xbox one. I really enjoyed playing this game although there was one major problem for me.
If you’re not familiar with De blob then let me run it down for you. You are a blob in a grey world. Kind of like ours really. Seriously though… the world once had colour and lots of it but then came INKT Corporation. A corporation whose only focus is to take all colour out of the world. They took the colour from everything. Buildings. People. Trees.
They use little droids to suck up the colour and you can change your colour by destroying these droids. The colours available to you are all the primary colours which are Red, Blue and Yellow. However you can also mix colours to make secondary colours which are Green, Orange and Purple. This is where the problem comes in. I am colour-blind. Yeah so for someone who is colour-blind to play a game that solely focuses on colours it is quite challenging. However, that did not stop me from getting addicted to my little blob and painting the town red.
Another key feature in this game is the time limit. There is a timer which starts counting down as soon as you start the mission. However, every time you complete a challenge you will be able to pick up a timer which then adds to your total time remaining.
There are 3 game modes available. Story mode. Free play. Blob party.
The story has many different missions which are quite long but really enjoyable. The aim is to earn a certain score in each zone to unlock the key to the next zone. You gain points by painting the town. You get points for painting anything and everything but you also get points from killing enemies. You can also gain points by doing challenges. There are many challenges to be done which help make the story even more interesting.
Free play is where you can go back to a level that you have already completed and just free roam and paint as much as you like. Test out different colours and recap on the story. This mode also helps you get some of the achievements but I will get to that.
Blob party is exactly what it says, a party of blobs. Also known as multiplayer. Blob party is only available as local multiplayer unfortunately there is no online multiplayer. So if you have friends (Or family) that are interested in playing De Blob with you then this is the mode to play.
As I mentioned earlier you are likely to need Free play to get all the achievements. De Blob offers 1000G in 23 achievements. Most of these you will unlock while playing through the story as there is one for completing every mission. Then there are some harder ones such as ‘Paint every tree’ and ‘paint everything….. e-ve-ry-thing!’ These ones are a little bit harder to obtain but they are worth more.
Overall I really enjoyed playing this game. It gave a good challenge. Offered a good story line and there was never a dull moment… For a price of £15.99 I would highly recommend buying De Blob.
Review code supplied by Dead Good Media