Review: Planet Domo

Domo kun is generally not well known in Western circles. In Asia however, he is the flagship icon of Japanese television network NHK, and has a small internet following surrounding him. His unique look, that of a brown block with a large gaping mouth, certainly does leave an impression, and it’s no wonder then he’s been seen in so many internet meme’s. Domo-kun has finally made his way onto Facebook in the new game Planet Domo, but despite his attempt to spread out, it seems he is still destined to remain in relative obscurity for now. Planet Domo is a very simple Facebook role-playing game that really doesn’t do anything very special. Tasked with finding the elusive Domo, player’s expend action points to perform quests repeatedly until they have completed it to 100%, at which point the player gains a postcard as a reward and a puzzle piece, which need to be collected and assembled to unlock the next map to adventure on. Certain actions require items, which can easily be purchased. Later levels start requiring more expensive items which will necessitate repeating older quests to gather money and extra items, which can then be sold for money. Player’s can also opt to compete with other players, which really is just a pure statistical comparison and random number computation. The game actually doesn’t give you any actual visible feedback...

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