Makibishi Comic is an atmospheric, quirky, and well-drawn point-and-click flash game created to promote the Japanese studio... Makibishi! You play the role of Asashin who is searching for five ninjas hidden across five different environments. Each stage is a new and creative area with multiple puzzles and scenes to experience. The end result feels like a stunning combination of Blue Suburbia, Hapland, and a point-and-click game, which is enough to make anyone excited.
Searching for hidden characters isn't always straightforward. In fact, rarely does it make any sense at all. In true anime-style, events in the story often have little or no connection, they just drop out of the sky, do their thing, and move on. A prime example is the bear charging from off-screen to fire a blast of energy at a gigantic gorilla. Logical? Nope. Entertaining? You bet.
The level of creativity in the design of Makibishi Comic is extraordinary. Not only are the levels crafted with unique gameplay mechanics (like the area where you rotate an entire planet), but exploring each one reveals loads of hidden gems that will make you smile.
Analysis: Makibishi Comic is filled with humor, great puzzles, and loads of amazing artwork. The style feels very much like an interactive comic strip and paints a complete (and surreal) world for you to explore.
On the down side, Makibishi Comic has a few painfully long loading screens. Chalk it up to slow servers, large files, or the physical distance across the sea to Japan, but you can expect to wait upwards of a minute for a few of the areas to load. I recommend using the quick-jump options at the top left of the screen, you can pre-load all of the areas before heading out to explore them, making your actual playtime a seamless experience. Also, the non-sequitur nature of events often leads to frustration, as you can never really tell what will trigger the next in the sequence until you start clicking. The [tab] key will be of great help to many.
With stunning artwork and a great atmosphere, this game will have you entranced for quite some time.
Note: The old fashioned colored bars at the beginning of the game are just a load screen. Be patient and the title will appear! It's also worth noting that the game contains a few instances of inappropriate language and visuals for children, so play at your own risk.
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