Super Sequence 2 review (XBLIG)
Super Sequence 2 was released by DanDySoft Games and retails for 80MSP. A copy of the game was provided by the developer for review purposes.
Super Sequence 2 is a simple game with simple and effective execution. It’s a memory game that challenges you to remember increasingly long sequences of button presses, similar to the old Simon electronic game. There’s a visual cue on screen and a specific tone for each specific button press to help you remember the sequence. It’s a brain exercise for sure, and likely to make you feel rather stupid too. But despite the solid execution of the base premise, it is still just a game about pressing sequences of buttons.
Here’s what we liked:
Lots of different game modes – At least Super Sequence 2 added three difficulty levels and a few different game modes. The difficulty levels add more buttons. The game modes are somewhat interesting, especially the backwards mode that challenges you to repeat the sequence backwards. That is tough.
Challenge – Despite the games simplicity it certainly will provide a challenge. In fact there really is no way to beat it because the sequence will just get longer until you break. It’s the kind of game that could be amusing at a party or competing amongst friends for a few minutes.
Here’s what we didn’t like:
Minimalist presentation – The three screenshots in this review literally encompass the entire game. That’s it; you have seen everything in the game. Of course it doesn’t take much to get the theme across here, but production values matter too. The sound effects aren’t anything to write home about either.
No motivation – Modern gamers expect to have some form of motivation to play the games in front of them. Odd as it may seem, fun just isn’t enough. Simply making the other game modes unlock able by reaching certain score goals or time played would have at least added some reason to play.
In the end we really don’t know what to say about Super Sequence 2. It certainly delivers on its premise. But at that same time we would rather just play Simon. Honestly, what could possibly be in the demo that isn’t in the main game? This game almost defies review. For those looking for a mental challenge this game will certainly provide it at a cheap price. Everyone else probably won’t be interested.
Score: Try it