Sooooooooooooo many issues
First off I would just like to say that this is probably one of the worst designed apps that I have ever downloaded. It’s glitchy, annoying, riddled with bugs, and honestly just doesn’t have a very user friendly interface. Fist off let me just say that the speeds of the different sized holes are ridiculous. How is it that a hole 18 times bigger than me can move so much faster? And another thing, the people who get big in the beginning (I’m talking about the battle royal type mode) basically win the game. It is really hard for someone to get big in the beginning and the people who can EASILY win the game over all of the smaller pictures. It’s stupid that there Games last about 2 minuets and they have the audacity to make you watch an ad after every game. Now I know about the no ads purchase but honestly it’s not worth it for a game that I only play when I have nothing better to do. On top of this there are huge graphical glitches, things like buildings flying across to the other side of the map, and objects sinking below to physical map. On top of all this it really doesn’t seem to it would be too hard for them to fix this (but I’m not a developer so I don’t know) and this game could easily be one of the most fun free time games In the App Store if they fixed these. The reason that I’m giving this a four star review is because if you can look past all of these problems then it is really fun.
So Much Fun, But So Little Time...
The concept of this game is really amazing. It’s a fun mechanic and you really have to eat used to the physics, it’s challenging to eat things when small but just as challenging when you ran a group of buildings and they all get stuck trying to go down. I notice some choppy lag when you’re getting bigger, hopefully some polishing can be done to make that a little better. My major complaint is the game modes, and I can’t understand how the devs went wrong on this. You have a 2 minute top score mode against a bunch of computer players which is somewhat interesting but tires quickly. Next, you have a battle mode with no time limit, but the bots will zero in on you when they know they’re bigger than you so it feels unfair and rushed. Outside of local multiplayer, you have a solo mode that makes the game, no bots to deal with and no goals besides eating everything... but again you have only two minutes. It can take a quarter of that time just to find things to get bigger when you’re small, and by the time you’re just big enough to have fun you’re out of time. Why do this??? This type of mode needs more time, but honestly a solo mode with no time limit at all would be an absolute game-changer, pitting all these restrictions on the fun hollows the experience and leaves you frustrated and wanting more. I would love to increase the rating if the devs would allow us to enjoy the game the way we should be able to, it just doesn’t make sense not to.
I’ve been obsessively playing this game for months now and even though I know I’m not playing against real people, I truly enjoy it. I say the latter because it so happens that every time I play the game I’m playing against the same usernames- no matter what time I play this at. I can exit the app during a game, come back hours later, pick up where I left off and still win. Anyway, to my point, my suggestion is you add a feature to add other players as friends, that way you can be a little more competitive and play with real people. There is a multiplayer option, but the person has to be in close proximity so you can link through Bluetooth. That’s great but not ideal. And it’s not as fun to play with the one other person you convince to download the game and link with you. It’d be great if you could just add people and enter a game with other random players or computers. You should at least let you know you’re playing against computers, or let the game start without having seven players ready to go. I think the feature of letting all players vote for which arena they’d like to play in would be awesome as well. Other than that, beware- this game is HIGHLY addictive.
Fun but it’s 100% AI opponents
Game is really fun, very challenging, and addictive. But there are a few issues: I have a 256GB iPhone 10 w/> 200GB free space. No other apps running in the background, but Hole will slow down to a crawl, sometimes 1 or 2 FPS, and sometimes lock up completely for 5 secs or more. This only started with the new version and seems to mainly be in Battle games. Perhaps an optimization is all that’s needed there.
But - and this is what’s puzzling to me - after starting a 2 min game a few minutes ago, I had to stop playing about 30 seconds in so I hit my home button to forfeit my game. 15 or 20 mins later, I went back into Hole but the game I abandoned was still there and was where I’d left it with about 1:30 remaining and “folks” running around grabbing small items and whatnot. I don’t see how this would be possible in a real-time game. It then occurred to me that all this time I’ve been “competing” against 100% AI characters and no real opponents. I’d always thought it was interesting how a game trying to sync 20 players could start instantly with no wait time. Plus I noticed right off that the majority of ‘opponent’ names are an adjective and a noun together. The realization I’m only playing with myself [giggity] made it a deal breaker for me.
Make it again but this time rely on PLAYER VS PLAYERS and make the AI levels an optional level rather than mandatory. THAT would be a game I’d be interested in playing. Game deleted.
Only play A.I.
by Aaron Melloy
Game is overall amazing, but unfortunately it is only played by A.I.. If there is actual players I just don’t see it. The movements of these so called “real” players do not appear like free-thinking people. In today’s society, I also know there would be names that literally stand out and not once have I seen it (you know...vulgar/outlandish). I have gotten to max rank and I wish there were stats but I know I’m at a 90%+ 1st place finish (with the exception of a few I finished in top 3 or quit cause I had slow start). If I was versing against real players I know I would fair okay but never that good. A.I. becomes predictable and easily defeated so long as you keep playing very aggressive. This is what keeps my review from becoming 5 star. I have unlocked everything in 2-3 days and that’s literally like 3-5 hours of play due to work and home life. 2 maps with random creator is good and all but needs more. Definitely more to unlock needs to be available (especially if you only play A.I. cause way to easy).
For those of you who hate ads...here’s my advice. Finish the game, when it shows scores/leaderboard, hit “Continue” and then close app immediately and then reopen. You can literally jump right back into a game in 5 seconds, skip the ad, and keep your score. I’m all about farming and this grind was laughable at best... Great concept, poor follow-thru.
by scott e m
I played this game a lot when it first came out and I loved it. I won some I lost some but either way it was still a competition. I love how you added all new stuff since I stopped play. But there are some problems.
I can’t see behind most buildings like before and sometimes even get eaten. Battle mode is the worst, only one o tried to far, hopefully other are better. It just seems so one sided. Yea I haven’t played in about a month or more but I didn’t forget how to play. Like 80% of the games I get eaten up by someone who’s already max before I even level up once. It’s kind of annoying. T wasn’t this way before. I accidentally won the first game I played, the rest of the games, I was lucky if I lasted a min. And I’m not against ads but if I’m only playing 30 seconds games I don’t want to be bombarded with ads. I wish this game could be a little more like the original .IO game (I think Argio) where the smaller ones had a slight advantage cuz the went faster, though not by much. Are there new power ups in the game I’m not aware of yet? Like some that make them bigger or faster? I wouldn’t mind this but can you try to match people who are at the same level give or take a few.
AGAIN 5 star game when it first started and still has spite too. To have 5stars, but needs some bugs fix, and make the game fair for people to actually play.
Love this game but...
(This is gonna be long 😆) So I know that you guys probably read/heard about people saying there should be different places to play. And yes, I totally agree but there’s a lot more that I would like to see! I would want to have the satisfaction of eating the whole town and 2 minutes is not enough time for me. So maybe change the mode to you choose the time limit (so you can challenge yourself) or no time limit at all and just go till you eat the whole town. Now...About the time limit again...2 minutes! I know that probably seems reasonable to you all but not to me. You guys probably have your reasons but here are my reasons. You spend probably more than half of your time trying to get big enough to kill other people and/or swallow buildings. But you have to get small things first like people, trees, street lights, exc. Then when you get big enough and you are ready for all of the fun, your match is over... And it all repeats. So that’s all the negative aspects but now for the positives. This game is no doubt super addictive and I absolutely love it all! I haven’t got bored of it yet. And since it doesn’t require WiFi I always have something to do on road trips. Hands down my favorite game right now. I would (and have) recommended it to my friends and my family.
Really Good but Missing Something
This game is super addicting and fun. Eating the city and everything in it is super satisfying. However, I think the app is missing something. I read some of the other reviews and many of them suggested adding more maps. I like this idea because you could eat things in different places. But along with some terrain changes I think I'd be cool if the year wasn't always the same. Eating things during a famous war would be cool. And eating in a futuristic era would be too. Also, I think there should be a larger reward when you win a round. It's hard to win this game sometimes and I'd appreciate being rewarded when I do. I like the idea of getting a certain amount of stars based in how you place, but we can only use them to make your rank higher. I think it would be more fun if we could use the stars for more things. Like unlocking new maps or getting more colors. If these small changes are added to the game then there would be a reason to try and win. If I have a goal to reach then I will probably play the game more often. Don't get me wrong this app is really good. It's a quick thing to do when I'm bored and it helps relieve some of my stress. I will continue playing this app no matter what, but I would play it even more if these changes were made.
Nice Gameplay, but Needs Fixing.
I do like the gameplay, the ads are okay but sometimes it can get annoying if you die in the first 30 seconds or so and each time an ad comes on. Also, over 240 megabytes for this small game? It’s expanding and all, but for only 3 game modes, 1 map, okay graphics, and that goes over even 100 megabytes? Also, THE BATTERY. I played this game for about, eh, 30 minutes or so, testing the new update. Was at around 90, after the testing, around 30-40. TOO MUCH. How can such a small game that’s just kinda less than mediocre be over 200 megabytes and eats battery like FaceTime does? I’m sorry, but this is just too much. The AI as well, they get too good very early, and mostly it’s based on luck. Also, all of your games want 3 bucks for no ads. Seriously??? Yeah, we know that you need to make a profit, but that’s more than really good games that cost 1 or 2 dollars for, and you already get a ton of money from the loads of ads on your other games. Voodoo, you’re getting very sketchy, even though your games are getting top ranks, you need to work on a LOT of this stuff. Honestly, it’s not that much of a pain with the storage, but the battery. If you change that for the better that would be AMAZING. And maybe have difficulties for AI so newcomers are more welcome to starting the game easy and slow. I hope you consider this review, and change this game for the better.
by Skater Caleb
I honestly don’t know why I’ve spent so much time playing this arcade type game when I usually wouldn’t, I think one thing that really motivates me is the fact that they added a skins, it really gave me a reason and a goal when I played the game, I almost have every skin and I have a couple pretty rare to see skins. I really do feel accomplished, and I mostly win every round but when I don’t I just wanna hop back on and eat up that world some more, I’m glad that they randomly generated layout so that people don’t always know where to go first, so while everybody follows each other thinking there is good stuff to engulf I go the opposite way and find myself a park and some cars, but it can also backfire and I go the opposite direction and end up next the ocean wishing I followed them for once. I love the ranking system and I’m like a diamond teir 3, 200 points is the perfect amount to have to work up to, and I don’t feel like I’m wasting my time leveling up because I really want that next skin that’s waiting for me to roll out with, I really love the game and I would recommend it to everyone and I’m weirdly proud of my rare skins and I hope you download this game and get eaten by me 😉! 👍