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5 Seconds!

Review 5 Seconds!

Brandon Girod
Unique idea, extremely difficult
No good hint system, video cues aren't good
I’ll just say this upfront: 5 Seconds for Android is the hardest game I’ve ever played, and that’s partly my own fault. I’m not entirely sure where the name comes from because I never got to a point where I only had five seconds to do anything, and the video playing with the hints seems to be more than five seconds, but I digress.
This is a word puzzle game. Really small groups of letters are all thrown in the bottom of the screen while a video plays above. The video shows a few pictures that give clues to words that you need to stitch together based on what’s being shown in the video. You get no other hints for free, and it takes a while to actually build up the currency to receive new hints.
Compounding difficulty, the words can literally be based on anything in the photo. For instance, there was a picture of chocolate cake and one of the words was raspberry because there were these tiny red things at the bottom of the cake. It definitely wasn’t something that jumped out at me. I got stuck on the first group because I simply have no idea what kind of cooked meat is in one of the photos. Plus, the letter groups repopulate, which means you don’t get access to all of the answers upfront. You have to be lucky enough to know the answer and have the right combination of word groups to make those answers. This is just a bad setup all around.
The thing is, 5 Seconds isn’t structured well. The puzzles are really hard because you could be looking for anything and the hints are pretty much meaningless. If you get stuck, you’re stuck. There’s no way to progress in the game if you don’t know the answers.

Final ratings

Gameplay 7/10
Story 7/10
Graphics 7/10
Sound 7/10
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