Enter the ambient world of Osmos: elegant, physics-based gameplay, dreamlike visuals, and a minimalist, electronic soundtrack. Your objective is to grow by absorbing other motes. Propel yourself by ejecting matter behind you. But be wise: ejecting matter also shrinks you. Relax… good things come to those who wait. Progress from serenely ambient levels into varied and challenging worlds. Confront attractors, repulsors and intelligent motes with similar abilities and goals as you.
Lay back and chill.
Ambient music slows you down while you move your little bubble through blue world full of other bubbles with different abilities to stop you from growing.
You need to kill 30 minutes? Osmos is the game! Perfect for a break, but only for that, because it can bore you after a time.
Pros: This is a really amazing game. The atmosphere is great. It has a great choice of music, color palette, and overall feel. The art design for this game definitely gets an A+. The controls are very simple, and this came has this odd overall calming quality about it. It is the kind of game you would start playing late at night, and hours would pass without realising it.
Cons: The only real problem with this game is that it is somewhat short, and even though the controls are very simple (all you need is a mouse), it can frequently be frustrating when you are drifting around and cant seem to get proper control. That being said, that is kind of the purpose of this game.
Very unique and beautiful physics-based game. Well worth trying out the demo, if only to look and marvel at the sights and sounds :)
As other reviewers have pointed out, it becomes very difficult and I would be impressed if anyone managed to finish the entire game.