Cute Things Dying Violently Review

Cute Things Dying Violently is a unique game for mobile and windows that combines action, puzzle, and platforming for a really fun experience. It is a great distraction while waiting in a doctors office, on a break from work, or standing in line because the stages could be completed fairly quickly. The game combines great visuals and gameplay with humor.

 

Gameplay

Cute Things Dying Violently plays similar to Angry Birds where you have to fling your cute things across the screen to get them to an elevator to go to the next stage. Easy enough right? Well the difficulty ramps up quickly. You will be avoiding saws, fire, bombs, electricity, and other hazards along your journey. Often you will have multiple cute things you need to get to the exit. On some stages you can only ‘fling’ the cute things in areas where there is light or have to navigate through the wind created by giant fans. Each level has 8 stages with the final stage having a boss to defeat.

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Graphics

The visuals in this game are beautiful. Vivid colors and sharp backgrounds really make the game stand out.  When your ‘cute things’ die violently they will burst into flames, explode in a storm of blood, or fry in electricity. Each way is fun to watch and you’ll catch yourself purposely trying to kill at least one of them when a new type of hazard is encountered just to see the kill animation.

 

Sound

The sound does it’s job. The music won’t be winning any awards but isn’t annoying like some other games. There are only 2 songs though, one for the title screen and one for all of the stages. The sounds effects are good. Hearing one of the cute things scream as they get sawn, burned, or electrocuted is very satisfying. The only issue I have with the sound is that the sound effects volume is much lower than the music and needs to be adjusted in the settings before playing or you won’t be able to hear the sound effects well. There is also an option in the setting to turn off adult language but after 3 levels I haven’t heard anything that would be considered adult.

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Replay Value

In order to complete a level you only need to get one cute thing to the elevator. You get a star on any stage though where you get all of the cute things to the exit. This gives you a reason to replay stages later on. It is sometimes very difficult to get all of the cute things to the elevator giving a pretty good challenge. There is also a level editor so you can create your own stages. Something lacking is the ability to share your levels on the mobile version of the game although on PC you can share levels and creature designs with other players. There is a stage of the week on the mobile version, you guessed it, added on a weekly basis. This gives a reason to stop in every once in a while for a new challenge.

 

Rating

I give this game a 4/5 for the mobile version. The reason I can’t give it 5 stars is because there is no option to share levels. If that were added it would really increase the replay value and I would give it 5 stars. I only played the iOS version of the game so I can’t honestly review the PC version.

 

Cute Things Dying Violently is available now on the iOS app store, Google Play Store, and Steam!

Fun
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  • Graphics
  • Sound
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Summary

I give this game a 4/5 for the mobile version. The reason I can't give it 5 stars is because there is no option to share levels. If that were added it would really increase the replay value and I would give it 5 stars. I only played the iOS version of the game so I can't honestly review the PC version.

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