By Denis Butyletskiy
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Do you ever want to be the God? Create trees, beasts, new humankind just by mysterious finger touch? Now, you have got the great opportunity to that.
It is really easy. You should drag an element and combine it with another one. If it can combine you will discover new element. And so on and so on.
Let's try to make mineral acids, discover alcohol, and even life on the way to the major goal.
The final goal is the attempt to change base elements into gold.
Be the most powerful alchemist in your own world.
What's New in Version 2.5
-added new elements
-some bugs fixed
Cool concept, but...
I've already played Doodle God, so I knew how to start creating elements right off the bat. However, the interface killed any enjoyment I could have had playing: while the creation screen starts out simple enough, with only 4 elements, it can quickly become cluttered as more and more are discovered. The little black hole in the corner that you can drag unneeded elements into to destroy them helps with this somewhat, but the playing field can still become too crowded too easily. Selecting elements also becomes a chore after so many are made; I only got my number up to 10 or so, I'd hate to have to slide through more than 250 of them! On a different note, the music wasn't fitting (not mystic-sounding enough!) and I found it annoying. The text could also use some editing, as there are misspellings and grammar errors scattered about. I do like how users can send in ideas for new elements though.
By the way, some of the images used for elements are copyrighted. You might get in trouble for that!
For those looking for an alternative to this game, I recommend Doodle God (or one of its variants). Same concept, better execution.
Great Game, Great Potential
So, I guess my review should be asterisked by saying that I was "de-virginized" to Alchemy on a friend's Kindle. On his version, there were about 100 more elements to discover. Where this "only" has about 240, I kind of find the app a tad lacking in that area.
However, that does nothing to distract from the interest level that the iDevice version holds. In fact, in reading others' reviews, it seems that there are elements in this version that don't exist elsewhere. It's enthralling to "discover" a new element, and then find what that element can make when mixed with other elements!
My only hope is that future releases will allow for many more elements. I'm happy with the 240 in the game as it is, but, as with just about any other app, I want more! :)
Great job! One small piece of advice!
The app is awesome but like others have said, the format is boring. Constructing a new format that maybe adds 3D effects or utililizes the full potential of our mobile devices would improve this app tremendously. The scroll menu is also an inconvenience. It's difficult to navigate from element to element. An open up menu with a search bar would be much appreciated. Other than that, the app is great! With those minor changes in effect, the people who play the app will become entirely satisfied and more people will hear and want to play this app!!
- Category: Games
- Updated: Mar 03, 2011
- Version: 2.5
- Size: 12.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Denis Butyletskiy
- © Copyright @ 2010, Vitaliy Grinevetsky & Denis Butyletskiy
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.