When one is so greatly used to something that one starts believing nothing can make one change ones opinion about it, rare is the case where you actually find something so impressive that manages to change it. Maybe I should be a little more specific, as that definition may elude some people or it may be misunderstood. I, for instance, have always hated running games such as Temple Run and all of the hundreds of cheap copies it has spawned ( which are basically the same thing but with a re-texture and a different name ). Personally, I thought that no other running game can get me to play it since all of the others have ruined it for me. However, after that, I managed to find Vector. Now Vector isn’t your standard running game. It involves some amount of skill to finish with all 3 stars at ALL the levels and it looks great in its simplistic design.
The game is heavily based on parkour, or free running or even the martial arts of running away ( invented, of course, by the French ). Well, leaving all jokes aside, the game is quite enjoyable, even if you lose. Personally, I find rag-doll physics quite fun to observe, especially in 2D. The game itself doesn’t involve a whole lot. What it wants you to do is escape from someone that is chasing you from point A to B. While it doesn’t sound like much in essence, it is quite enjoyable to play and it won’t set you back much if you get it. Frankly, it won’t set you back AT ALL, as the game is Free. Rare is the case where you will find such an awesome game for absolutely nothing.
- Arcade gameplay from the makers of the hit Facebook game
- Astoundingly lifelike Parkour-inspired moves made possible by Cascadeur animation tools
- 20 challenging levels (40 in the “Deluxe Version”)
- Quick to learn, challenging to master
The game features the main character ( which is nameless, as it doesn’t require one ) as an exceptional free-runner who won’t be held down by the system. The game opens up with a view of a totalitarian world where freedom and individuality is nothing but a long-forgotten memory. The heart of the character is strong, however, and he eventually breaks free. You will do all the parkour techniques you have seen in other games or in real life while gracefully evading “Big Brother”, who’s purpose on each level is to capture you and bring you to justice.
The level design is beautiful and it is bound to please players of all levels and challenge even the most demanding f players with some great fast-paced timing puzzles as well as the traceur “flows” over the dystopian rooftops. The game also received an excellent reception from both the press and other reviewers. Below you can find some of those examples:
- “The way Vector mimics the movements of real-life parkour practitioners is quite impressive… I can’t wait to be entrapped in Vector’s promising mix of direction and magnitude.” (appadvice.com)
- “Vector is thrilling, rich in variety and it reminds us of Stick Run, but offers much more elaborate animations.” (fbgamer.de)
- “The only cool way to run from all your problems.” (Gamezebo.com)
- “The game looks smashing … ” (idroidplay.com)
- Check out what players are saying about Vector:
- “Awesome!”, “Wow! Perfect Game, Man”, “Greatest game I ever ‘ran’!!!”, “Woohoo! 5 stars!”
I highly recommend you try out this game. After all, it doesn’t cost anything. If you require some further convincing, below you can find a video that demonstrates a bit of gameplay: