Sam’s Personal Review of PoptropiCon Ep.3

(Warning: This review contains spoilers. If you’re looking for the PHB’s PoptropiCon Island Guide, our full written walkthrough with pictures, click here!)

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Hey everyone! Before I start my review, I just want to give a brief explanation for why I haven’t been posting. The reason is because I had so many projects for my Key Club (just recently got elected Treasurer :P). In addition to that, I also went to 2 conventions for Key Club in my state capital. Now that’s over with & the summer is coming, I’ll have a lot more time to post! Anyway, let’s get to the review!

Let me just start by saying that the creators said the episode would release at 2pm EST (which is 1pm CST, 12pm MST, and 11am PST) it released at 1:30pm EST… It set me behind by 30 minutes and pretty much no possible way to get into the Top 10. Unlike Arabian Nights Ep. 2, I found this island very glitchy and hard to play.

Let me give you an example: You know that pink laser shooting down to the ground that never goes up in the Theater? I can glitch through it, and can’t go back on the other side where I came from… so I had to restart the island. This same glitch was also happening in other parts on the island too. There was also other problems I experienced with the island, like:

  1. When I clicked on a something else by accident while the character was talking, it froze.
  2. I moved by accident right when a scene happened (when the characters talk to each other), it glitched out.
  3. The items leaving your inventory when you left an area.
  4. You know at the end of the island where your fighting Omegon and you have to deflect the lasers onto the battery packs on the hands? Well, I didn’t do it in time and the hand squashed me through the floor and I was stuck there… had to restart.

After about 4 hours straight of restarting, I quit on the island for the day and started up again the next day. I ended up finishing the island about 27 hours after the island came out. As I had to keep restarting, I kept a notepad next to me of how many times I restarted & for what reasons.

  • I restarted 14 times…….14 TIMES!
  • 5 of the restarts was because items left my inventory when I left an area & went to another
  • 4 of the restarts was because I glitched through one of the many pink lasers
  • 2 of the restarts was because I was moving while a scene happened
  • 2 of the restarts was because other small little glitches in the dialog & froze
  • 1 when the hand of Omegon (in the boss battle) squashed me through the floor.

As the glitches & restarts kept piling up… I really got a good look at all the story, graphics & soundtrack. The story was great, I loved the concept of finding armor & weapons to defeat Omegon. I also really liked the part in the storyline where the girl in the basement betrayed us, it felt like I was watching a movie when the flick had a crazy plot twist.

The graphics were exceptional when I did get to see them. The graphics of the laser beam deflections were so cool & the effects that were put into the arrow breaking the glass under Omegon’s chair was crazy awesome. The soundtrack was great, as usual, Jeff Heim does his job very well :P.

This island could have been great in my opinion if it wasn’t so glitchy for me. The story was great, but pretty much every SUI island now has a lot of glitches…

If the Creators want good reviews, they need to put in the effort & time into the island instead of working on merchandise or some promotion to earn some money. I understand you have to earn money to make a living, but for the people to keep playing you need to give them a glitch-free island or they will start to go away…

On a scale of 1 to 10, PoptropiCon Ep.3: Reign of Omegon gets….

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What do you think of my score? Do you agree with mine? Let me know in the comments! 😀

~SW5~

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14 thoughts on “Sam’s Personal Review of PoptropiCon Ep.3

  1. Magic Panda says:

    Thanks for the review. I let my membership lapse and with all the glitches since the “upgrades” they made, I’m not sure if I will be renewing it. Your mention of just how many glitches there are in Poptropicon, episode 3 shows me that the problem is only getting worse. I am very close to quitting the game entirely. 😦 I will wait until Poptropicon, episode 3 comes out for non-members and see how it goes. It’s sad. I have been playing for a few years and have enjoyed watching the islands evolve and improve. The stories are still getting more intereting(mostly) but the glitches are just not worth the hassle.

    • Serious Bird says:

      um maybe u could just wait for the creators 2, IDK, get used 2 making the new SUI format of islands or something, it PROBABLY will get better, but u don’t need to quit the game 😉

      • Magic Panda says:

        Thanks, Serious Bird. That is what I am hoping will happen. I have been playing for about 3 years and really don’t want to give it up, but it does get frustrating.

  2. ★Brave Tomato★ says:

    Whenever I encounter a glitch, I just reload the page and log off and back in again. It usually works. I think it would’ve worked in the Omegon final battle part.

    I don’t know if I’m lucky or something, but I was able to get through the island with hardly any glitches. The only one I experienced was when the game picked me up an energy drink I had already gotten and then froze on me. Logging off and back on fixed it for me- and the glitch ended up cheating for me and gave me the energy drink anyway. Also, I ended up skipping a cutscene (the one right before the giant Omegon was revealed after becoming Alphaon), but It didn’t screw up my gameplay, really.

    I had a lot of fun with the island, as shown by my playthrough videos and I got under 100 but above 50 because of test preparation, life interruptions, and waiting for Screencast o Matic to save each part of my playthrough videos.

  3. Spotted Dragon says:

    To be honest, I didn’t find as many glitches as I heard about. There was only one or two times that I had to log out and log back in. I don’t know if certain things were patched or if I was just very lucky, but I really enjoyed the island. 😛

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