Earth! Air! Fire! Water!... heart! By your powers combined, I... am Doodle God!"... what, you didn't think I was talking about some lame educational cartoon from the early nineties, did you? Don't be ridiculous. This puzzle game released by Avalon Alliance gives you the reins to creation and tasks you with the creation of 115 total elements from a starting pool of just four. Click on an element to select it, then click on another to try to combine them; if they don't mesh, nothing will happen, but if your matchmaking works, you'll have a whole new element to play with.
And by "element" I mean that in the loosest manner possible, unless all this time I could have been a "Zombie/Plankton Mage" at D&D games, in which case I have totally been missing out. To keep things from getting too cluttered with sub-menus, certain elements themselves are whole new groups a la Earth, Air, etc. The game does lose some of its challenge once you realise the only thing standing between you and victory is essentially trial-and-error; rub enough elements against each other and you'll eventually get a reaction whether you planned it or not. I also wish there was a bit more to it than playing matchmaker, since the game's visual style is actually quite clean and appealing. Fingers crossed for a sequel that comes with a visual representation of the growing world you're supposed to be creating!
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The relatively low level of challenge makes this a lazy afternoon sort of game, complete with mellow music to help you unwind. It's an interesting take on the puzzle genre, and while not quite as complex as some people might like, it's a fun, relaxing little game that's easy on the eyes.