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Size:   39.4MB

License:   FREEWARE

Publisher:  Visit Website | More Programs

Release Date:   2017-08-18

Submit Date:   2017-08-18

OS:  Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10 (32-Bit/64-Bit)

Downloads:   533

Popularity:   Popularity:0/10


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Reviewed on August 18, 2017

What's the most important part of a game? Is it the mechanics, or is it the presentation? It's a question with no right answer, but gamers definitely argue over it all the time. OLDTV is an example of a game that goes all in on the mechanics, simplifying presentation to its most basic level. Whether that works - and whether that's a sustainable goal - is the real question here. If you're a fan of how OLDTV works, you'll love it. If you need something with a bit more depth or a bit more flash, you might not be so happy.

Simple, But Interesting Game

OLDTV is basically a Stroop Test. A Stroop Test, for those who never took (or don't remember) Psychology 101, is a test that shows how interference can mess with reaction time in a test. In this case, you'll be asked to determine whether a color and word match up - that is, whether the word GREEN is actually colored green. You'll click to determine if the answer is right or wrong. That's all - and it gets incredibly hard, because the game tries to beat you. It's a very interesting application of a simple test, which is one of the things that video games have a tendency to do well.

There's something to be said for simplicity. You click if the color is right or wrong. There's no hidden meaning. There's not any trick. Yes, the game will try to troll you a bit - but that's part of the design. You'll be relying entirely on your wits here, with a little self-control thrown into the mix. That's refreshing, especially since so many similar games decide they have to get a little too clever. What you see is what you get, no more and certainly no less. There's something refreshing about that.

What's the downside? Well, there's not much to the game. You're either wrong or you're right, and the game either goes forward or it stops. There's nothing special here, outside of a few secrets. This is only a bad thing if you're looking for some kind of grand game, though - if you're willing to look at OLDTV for what it is, you should be able to ignore the biggest problems. The only problem that all gamers will face is that eventually, you are going to either get too frustrated - or too bored - to continue playing this game. Once that happens, you probably won't be coming back again.

Conclusion

If you really want to push your perception to the test, this is a great game. It's not exactly the kind of game you're going to play for years, but you'll have fun while it lasts. This is precisely the kind of game that should be free - a nice, simple concept that is supported by good design. There's nothing wrong with that, as long as you don't expect this game to be more than it is. Enjoy it even if it frustrates you - after all, that's the half the fun of the game.

Software Product Description

Simple game based on the Stroop Test.

Minimum System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows XP SP2 or higher
  • Processor: 1.80GHz Processor
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Video card with 512MB of VRAM
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
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