Review: Skydiving Simultaneously Thrills and Frustrates in Mobile Game ‘Doodle Dive’
If you’re looking for an adrenaline-rushing time-waster, ‘Doodle Dive’ is the perfect game for you. Developed by mobile games maker YoYo Games, ‘Doodle Dive’ puts you in the shoes of a daring skydiver, free-falling through a neon-lit landscape full of obstacles.
The goal is simple: get the highest score by weaving in and out of clouds, collecting fuel and avoiding obstacles like aircraft and angry birds. It’s fast-paced and hyper-addictive, and the controls are straightforward – tap and hold the screen to control the movement of the skydiver, and tilt the device to dodge or weave around obstacles.
It’s an excellent concept with terrific graphics. The game has a cartoon-ish art style, composed of strangely cute and whimsical enemies like smiling UFOs and rainbow dragons, which is sure to please younger players. It’s also incredibly easy to pick up, so even if you’re a novice player, you won’t struggle.
But even if ‘Doodle Dive’ is easy to learn, it is difficult to master. It’s a very fast-paced game, and you have to be quick on your feet in order to dodge obstacles and keep your skydiver alive. You’ll constantly be bombarded by obstacles, and while it’s thrilling to dodge them in the nick of time, it can also be terribly frustrating.
Another downside is that the game can be a bit repetitive. After a while, the levels start to look and feel the same, and while the game does occasionally vary things up with special events or mini-games, this isn’t enough to keep it fresh.
Overall, ‘Doodle Dive’ is a great little time killer. It’s fast-paced and frantic, and it has a great art style and intuitive controls. But it can be a bit repetitive and frustrating at times. Still, if you’re looking for a fun and challenging casual game, give ‘Doodle Dive’ a try.