Just Half

September 19, 2010

Yuji Naka’s PROPE studio has gone off the deep end. Again.

The creator of Sonic and NiGHTS left Sega to pursue other projects, and so far those projects have included tapping cardboard boxes and playing catch. Seriously, it’s been weird.

Just Half is no different. 

In the game, you drag your finger across the screen, passing through marked spots while you do. The goal is to make the line divide the screen in exactly half. It’s harder than you’d think, especially when the game makes you run through wildly-spaced points. The second mode, Perfect Half, just makes you divide the screen in half without any points, but it’s a much harsher standard to meet.

The app has a nice visual style, too. Everything seems very technical and computer-y, and it works for a game that’s worried about how many hundredths of a percent you’re off. The music is a little strange, but it’s not a big deal.

That’s it. That’s the entire game. There’s no multiplayer mode, there are no minigames, there are no twists. Nothing. It does keep some records if you like that kind of thing, but it seems like there’s not enough to make it fun.

Here’s the weird thing, though. It works anyway. I’ve played Just Half for a couple of hours now, five minutes at a time. And that’s the kind of thing you want in an App Store title, right?

Developed by PROPE, Just Half is a universal app. It is currently available for 99 cents.

Score: 4/5

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