App Apes Review
- Graphics - 9/109/10
- Gameplay - 3.5/103.5/10
- Replay Value - 1/101/10
Doodle Alchemy is a concoction more appealing to the eye than it is to the player’s sense of enjoyment. While pretty, it remains simple, and at times aggravating.
The graphics are indeed beautiful, with animated page turns and transitions, as is the peaceful soundtrack, and together these features create an immersive experience in which the player can truly feel like an alchemist. While an experience like this could be golden, it is tarnished by intrusive ads that pop up mid combination or during transitions. If kept to the latter, the ads would be largely a non-issue, but as is, they pull the player out of the experience.
On top of this, the feeling of rejection becomes a common one, especially later on in the continuum of the game when seemingly reasonable combinations do not combine. Others like energy and water becoming alcohol don’t make much sense, unless the alchemist happens to be Jesus. There are even weird ones such as Japan being a combination of country and robots. We’re certain those are exactly elements.
Once the 140 or so combinations are completed there isn’t much more to the game. So, overall the game is a nice retreat with its enjoyable graphics and sounds, but not the most engaging nor satisfying of games.
- One-click intuitive gaming
- Amazing design and effects
- Off-beat music and sound effects
- Language choice. You can play and learn new words
- Large number of elements
- The game is free and with no in-game purchases required