From Alictus, who are getting really good at churning out the same type of game, comes Oh God! A game where you get to be the ruler of heaven and hell, serving out some holy justice by playing numerous mini-games and dodging a frankly insane amount of ad spam.
If you’re thinking… getting to rule heaven and hell and decide the fates of mortals sure sounds fun. Well, you’ve never played an Alictus game before. Looks are entirely deceiving, and gameplay never lives up to its promise. Also, they produce ads that completely misrepresent their games.
Here, you play through a set number of mini games that will eventually repeat as you complete levels. Although to be fair there is quite a few as of version 1.0.46. These mini games range from having to fly an angel or devil to the end of a track or to grant wishes on Earth. To having to turn up the heat in hell or to having to pour lava into a forge to create an item. While there is a lot of variety in the games, most last no more than 20 seconds and require very little actual input from the player.
Then there are the mini games that rip off other games such as Slap Kings, Cube Surfer or Pawn Star, yet even in shortened form, are worse to play.
Some are so un-inspired that all you need to do is tap the screen a few times to complete. Boring is the understatement and once you’ve seen them all, there’s very little incentive to keep playing. The ‘enticement’, if you can call it that, is to increase your heaven and hell scores. Then you can visit either place and spend earned points on adding items to either location. It’s not building, not even close, as you have no control over where things go. You just tap the item if you can afford it and it is automatically placed. As boring as everything else and you’ll rapidly run out of available points.
Although of course, you can watch ads to get free items but considering the manic assault of ads that comes through natural gameplay, it’s hardly appealing.
Strongly though, for all this criticism, Oh God! is actually a recommend because compared to the other Alictus games, it is by far the best one. The most variety in mini games, the heaven and hell aspect is fundamentally different, and it looks quite nice overall.
It’s not a good game and is as lazy as pretty much everything else on the free to play store, but there are so many worse than this.
Oh God! (Mobile - Free to Play)
The Final Score - 5/10