Increased difficulty. Impossible unlocks.
By Zero Everless
Dune used to be one of my favorite time sinks, it really was "the smoothest game" but now that they have ratcheted the difficulty up (by making the required angle of landing so shallow) it has become incredibly jarring and frustrating. Not to mention that if you hit a certain area on the downslope, your ball bounces and hits the upslope at too steep of an angle, causing an automatic failure.
The game has you unlock more backgrounds, balls, and hill textures by completing certain objectives in-game. For instance: revive 20 times for a particular new ball. The problem is, they made it ridiculously difficult, if not impossible.
When I started working on this one in particular, it was simply annoying; you have to watch an advertisement to revive (this is understandable), but when you 'die' a second time, you have to watch ANOTHER ad. If you skip that ad or close app, the revival you just used doesn't count towards the unlock. That was irritating, to say the least, but I muscled through double advertisements. This is irritating to me because I know the Dev is getting paid twice for what should be a single ad revival, as it is in just about every other ad-supported game. Now I'm at 17 of 20 revives, and the game will not let me revive at all anymore. The purple 'Revive' button is entirely gone. If I can't unlock this ball, I'm automatically precluded from unlocking others in the future (EG: use X number of different balls).
Why? Just why?
By Person That Reviews!
Honest Dune Review
I used to absolutely be obsessed with this game, but ever since they made it a competition, I really don’t enjoy it. It might’ve been four stars if they didn’t make it harder. Why did they make it harder? Probably so you’d keep playing. But personally, I liked it when it wasn’t impossible. But that’s just me. If you like the new version of the impossible competition, congrats to you. Not trying to convince anyone not to play because it’s actually quite enjoyable but the competition aspect has made it more stressful instead of stress-relieving, which is what it used to be to me.
On the plus side, it doesn’t have many adds, which is quite unusual for a free game, and you get new balls, ground, and sky so you have variety.
This review could’ve been four stars if they didn't make it impossible to play, but because it is, I chose three stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️
I hope this review was helpful to anyone debating downloading this game. Once again, this is just an honest Dune review from my perspective. I would recommend downloading the game just to try it out. Some people may enjoy the competition.
Thanks for reading. Hope it helped!🤓🤪
Liked it but one problem
This game has been one of my top favorites for a long time. I think t is so fun and I am addicted. It is kind of easy but has some really difficult points to the game as well. This has got to be one of my all time favorite games. I have one problem though. This game has so many ads!! First off, I know that free games like these are supposed to have ads, but this is just bad. I have other free games on my phone that are just as fun but don’t have nearly as many ads. This game has a revive feature to so if you die and are about reach your high score or something and want to be revived you can use this. The price to use it is just to watch an ad. One time I used the revive feature because I was about to pass my high score and was very excited but the ad didn’t let me X out of it. So I had to restart my game and I had watched that video for nothing. This has happened to me several times. And it is not because of the phone because my phone is brand new. Anyway, this game is nice and I think it is worth it but the ads are just very very annoying.
Small fixes much needed
I play this game almost every day, sometimes several times a day. I enjoy it so much that I paid for the ad-free version (also because the ads were extremely annoying). And unfortunately there are some minor problems that would make this game much better if fixed. One of them is when I choose to watch an ad in order to continue my streak in the main game, and after the ad is over, I lose my streak and have to start back at zero. It just happened to me where I was at almost 100 points when I crashed, so I chose to watch the ad to continue from where I left off, and when I got back to the game after the ad it started me back at the beginning with a score of “0”. This is one of very few games I’ve actually paid for. And things like that make me regret it.
Also, if the developers could add a “retry challenge” button at the end of a run that would take you directly to the beginning of the challenge instead of the challenges menu, that would be awesome. Would just make binge-playing a bit easier. ;)
WAY to many ads!!
Ok, I normally don’t write reviews or get annoyed by ads, but this app just crossed the line. When I started playing Dune, it was fun, satisfying, and just fun to play with barely any ads. But after, maybe, 4-5 days after playing, it just started to get to hard and ads started popping up every 2 minutes. No, more like every 10 seconds. AND IM NOT EXAGGERATING!!! I will be in the middle of a level and BOOM, an ad! Sometimes you can’t even x the ad out and you have to close out the game. Once I was 1 point away from beating my high score and an ad came up, causing me to die!!!!! Now, I understand that ads keep the game running or whatever, but this is just to much. Here’s a suggestion for the people who made this game; it gets boring after a while, so maybe add like modes or something, for example maybe a “gravity” level where when you press down it goes up instead of down. Idk just a suggestion. Don’t get me wrong, this game is very fun, but the ads just cross the line. Honestly I don’t even know why I’m even writing this as I’m just another annoyed player and this will most likely be ignored.
Please Read This And Take In...
This game is one of my favorite games of all time. I have made it past 1000 of a score, and have almost every ball unlocked. I got it back in 2017. But there is one problem. The game is easy. Not so easy it is boring the first round you play, but easy as in...slow. What I mean by that is you can only get 8 points max every drop. It took me about 15-20 minutes at LEAST, to get my high score. Some examples to fix this is add another line that gives you 16 points. This will make gameplay so much more fun and fast as myself I can get so high the ground doesn’t even load in. Another thing would be to add more achievements to unlock balls. One thing that motivated me to get my score was to get the skins, and trust me, the ones you have are pretty amazing. Some examples, get above 100 score or get above 500 score, or even higher. Landscapes and grounds will be pretty great too. Possibly power ups like a speed boost, or an extra 10 points, or a shield of some sort? These are just ideas that I think will make the game less... plain. Thank you!
Good game but ONE PROBLEM ☝️ 😠 :/
By DA REVEWER GURL :3
I downloaded the app because I saw it in an add. But then when i play, there, as u probably know if u play, is a purple button that pops up when u fail. You press and an ad pops up, and in return an extra life. But there’s a problem with this. Sometimes when I didn’t really get that far and didn’t care to save that progress, I didn’t press the button. But sometimes and ONLY SOMETIMES, an ad will pop up ANYWAY! Like, why even give us the option to press a “watch an add for another life!!” Button if you only do that when u press the button!? Even though this problem really bugs me, I like the game. 😒🙃
Edit: ok. It says in my last review (a month ago) all the stuff about the button with the extra life and stuff. I continued to play for a while and I get an update. BUTTTT...remember how I said that it only happened sometimes? Yes well when I got the update this problem happens ALL the time now!! OMG WHY! Over all this game is good but U PPL GOT TO CUT DOWN ON THE ADS! This is a really fun game and i don’t want to have to delete it because of all the ads. Pls fix this!!
Ps. Forgive meh for this being so long 👍
Used to love it. Not the same.
I used to LOVE this game. Me and my boyfriend would have challenges to see who could get to a certain amount of point first and who could unlock a certain ball first. I quit playing it because I ran out of storage on my phone. A few months later (now) I decided to download it again and I really wish I hadn’t. Not only is it very glitchy now, it’s been overran with ads, which I’m usually tolerant of AND it’s MUCH harder than it used to be. Not because the terrain was changed but because now there’s some kind of “computer players” playing at the same time you are and when you’re playing a game such as this one that requires such high speed attention, it’s hard to tell which ball is yours when you need to. I used to be able to play one round and I’d quadruple the scores I’ve been getting recently and a the reason for the low scores I’ve been getting is because of the other balls that are jumping around mine. I’m cool with leaving them there but what’s their point? Why not make them an option that you can turn off? I’m more frustrated over the extra balls than anything. It’s impossible to enjoy anymore.
Lemme just say i love this game. I only gave 4 stars because of the ads. Even when i click ‘continue, don't revive’ it gives me an ad! What?!?! I SAID NO TO REVIVING FOR AN AD. And get this. It gives me an ad but doesn't revive me. Ads every single time! And I'm NOT paying for them to go away. For anyone who doesn’t want the ads TURN OFF YOUR WIFI! The game still works great and no ads. I get it that ads are ways to promote products but when i get one every time i die, tbh I REALLY don't want the product then. The add just frustrate me. A LOT. On the brighter side I LOVE the rest of the game. The skins are hard to get but not impossible and its fun to unlock nee skins, Backgrounds, and grounds! Thank you to you guys for making the whole screen customizable! I also have some new skin ideas: make your own skin. You could give us a template of a round ball and we could add color. I get it if thats too hard to do, just an idea. You could aldo let us draw our own backgrounds and grounds. Again just a thought.
Thanks for reading!