Developer: Nostatic Software
Platform: [Reviewed: Xbox 360], XBLIG
Genre: 2D Side-Scroller
Cost: 80 MSP
Got some time to kill and a few MSP to spend? Then “Quiet, Please!” by Nostatic software is a nifty little game to check out. When I first started this game, I really didn’t know what to expect. For a moment there I thought I would end up having to behead some kitten with a lawn mower. I’m totally glad it worked out otherwise. This game is very well done and wont immediately put you to sleep or force you to rage quit five minute into. The whole premise surrounding the game is that you are a young girl who just wants some good quality, old fashion, quiet time. Its not going to be easy with your mom yapping on the phone, your dad blasting the tv, and your little brother pestering you everywhere you go. You will need to use your brain and various items in the environment to reach your goal of complete peace and quiet.
Clever stereotype perhaps?
Yeah… that’s called vandalism.
Overall this game provides a good run for your money and it should last you at least 30 minutes from start to finish. For 80 MSP, its a nice little game that manages to set up puzzle situations in a thoughtful way and do things right. Its highly enjoyable and just some good clean fun. The art style reminds me of the golden days of NES gaming and feels very retro (this is a good thing). In the future I would like to see similar titles from this developer and perhaps a full-length arcade game spanning into the weekly life of this character. Even a new character with similar play style would make a good game; no question. So what are you waiting for? Download this little gem and support an indie game developer! You probably wont regret it.