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Velocibox walks that fine line between incredibly frustrating and frustratingly replayable. It is unforgiving and brutal in its design; but at the same time induces that 'One more go' feeling. This game is not for the faint of heart, or those that have slower than lightening fast reactions. But if you crave a simple, fast paced and demanding challenge, then this game may be right up your alley.
Several people in the community have likened Velocibox to Terry Cavanagh's Super Hexagon and in all fairness, the comparison is justified. The game has a nearly magical power to not only heighten your senses but mold them into powerful tools, all the while eating up time like a stealthy hamster.
With randomly generated levels played at a breakneck speed, Velocibox is definitely for those who thrive on frustrating challenges. Few will have the patience to get through to the next stage without quitting in frustration, let alone fuss with online rankings.
As I continued to play, I did notice that I was getting better. And as much as I would like to brag that I was as skillful as I looked, I can almost guarantee that I got a very lucky run on each level as I completed them. At times it can feel like the only way to beat a level is to be lucky so that the placement of levels was randomly placed to be easy. And no matter how much I enjoyed this game, which I did, it was hard to play, because the visuals are so jarring. As such Velocibox is not for the faint hearted, or epileptic.
Velocibox is simple and addictive, but it's just too darn difficult most of the time. This release demands such precision that we weren't able to see as much of it as we'd have liked – despite our absolute best efforts. With a fairer difficulty curve this could have been a decent timewaster; instead, we'd recommend it to masochists only.
By constantly running at breakneck speed, Velocibox takes a solid idea and turns it into one of the most aggravating games ever made. The cool art style and clever concept isn't enough to make up for the frustrating gameplay, unfair obstacles and cheap deaths. Velocibox is not meant for humans.