There’s been a recent revolution in casual games, which has improved the genre greatly. Since the game series Professor Layton paved the way for smart but easy to pick up puzzle games, a lot of developers have started following suite with the series. Lately, there have been many entries into the foray of intelligent casual games, so casual crowds can now enjoy challenging experiences on their mobiles. Of course, there are still a lot of rip-offs and badly made puzzle games out there, so most of the time, purchases are to be made with a modicum of self-control. One great suggestion for your app library is Doodle God 3, along with the other games within the series.
Okay, so before you pick up any of the games in the series, here are some clarifications. First off, the third game in the series isn’t exactly a direct sequel. Much like expansions for games you loved when you were younger, each release acts more like an extra pack of elements and challenges rather than becoming a full sequel.
The first Doodle God simply set the stage and the mechanics of the game. The game also has the preliminary elements that you build from, so it’s more suggested to get through the first game before picking up the rest of the series. Run Santa Run is the 2nd game in the series, and as the title suggests, it’s more or less Christmas themed. The third installment bears the name “Sins Vs. Virtues” and is centered on the idea of a Doodle devil and god fighting it out for supremacy. At the same time, the theme of the game involves religion, so most of the new elements involve some form of moral or religious idea behind it.
The game follows the storyline, as the follow up to the original game was just about the Devil. Overall all though, the mixture of both games has made the series all the more charming, and the religious tones aren’t really overt within the game. The 4th game, which was called Survivor, had a lot more to do with humans and their capability to survive the world around them. Most of the new elements have a lot more to do with objects necessary in fighting and eking out a living. The last game in the series is called Greatest Inventions, which is then complemented on the Windows phone through an additional quest called 20th century greatest inventions.
There’s More Than Meets the Eye in Doodle God!
Each new addition to the game series tacks on more elements and as of now, the tally floats around several hundred different combos. The last thing you’ll need to know about the series is that a lot of the following episodes are only found on the iOS.
What’s new with Doodle God Sins vs. Virtues?
Besides the many different elements you get when buying this quest, there’s also a bit of a theme change in the game. However, beyond those, there isn’t much in the way of change. This pack simply drops more options on your lap, thus extending the lifespan of a great game. The idea here is that you’re going to have to name all possible sins and virtues, which mean most of the elements, have less to do with creation. Each of the virtues and sins are mostly intangible ideas, which are created through the combination of different characteristics of human beings. You’re also tasked with figuring out the habits that people display when you combine something like alcohol with order. Once again, most of the resulting elements will have flavor text, and that makes the challenge a little more fun to finish. Of course, like some of the other combos, a few elements don’t really make sense when you finish making them.
Some Troubles with the Game
The simple presentation and packaging of the game is tight and well coordinated. At the same time, the little flavor texts on each element provide a little reward, as most of them are funny. The problem with the series is that a lot of the combos make very little sense. For example: in Sins vs. Virtues they add “app” as an element. Can you guess how to make the thing? Well, the answer is “gift” + “cellphone” so if you managed to guess that without any help then kudos to you. This problem isn’t exactly very common in any sense, but it is possible to get frustrated because the sheer number of combinations that don’t have results is staggering. Even when there are different generations to refer to, the number of incorrect combos might take you by surprise.