This was originally published as part of a game roundup on 28 February 2011.
The Polynomial was a pickup at one of the Steam Xmas sales. Basically, you play in an X-Wing style space shooter with a universe procedurally generated based on music. It sounds cool in theory, but turns out to be mind-numbingly boring after about 20 minutes. All the levels are essentially identical–even with radically different music used to generate them–and there never feels like any point. It would make a nice visualizer, but it is anything but a good game.
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