Conflict spans the stars as huge robot armies are locked in an enduring battle. Head out to the battlefields with your friends in this 3-on-3 action platformer.
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Release Date: Aug 1, 2012

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July 22

Galactron Spotlight: Custom Game Lobby

The Open Beta for Awesomenauts 3.3: Rise of Galactron is now available! If you haven't tried it out yet, head over to our Official Forums to find out how you can access the Beta and let us know what you think of all the changes that we've been working on!

Today we'll be talking about the changes to the Custom Game Lobby. This is the fourth installment in our series of Spotlights, and you can find the other episodes by heading over here.

Along with many other aspects of the game, the Custom Game lobby has been overhauled to work faster, be easier to use, and share more relevant information.

At the top of the screen you can now always see what the setting are for that game, and what map you'll be playing on. Figuring out which settings have been changed in a Custom game has also never been easier, as all settings that are not set to the default value for that particular game mode will be highlighted.

On top of all this, the Settings screen has been overhauled completely, making it much easier to actually find the setting you're looking for, and edit them in a much more comprehensive manner.

With the overhaul of this menu, we've also added a feature that has been requested for a long time: the ability to 'unready'! We all know that sometimes you've readied up only to have the match composition change at the last second, prompting players to want to switch teams or tweak some additional settings. Well worry no more, just hit unready and you'll once again be able to do everything you want!

The new Custom Game lobby screen is available in the Open Beta that's available right now. As with any other aspect of the game, we'd love to hear from you! If you have any thoughts to share about this, or encounter any bugs with it, please let us know through the Bug / Feedback form accessible through the main menu in the Beta. If you want to discuss anything in particular, you can also head over to our Official Beta Forums.

If you want to know about the changes coming in Awesomenauts 3.3: Rise of Galactron, check out the other Spotlights we've released on this topic so far or try out the Beta for yourself!

The Open Beta will be closed on Monday July 25th and will be reopened when we've addressed the issues that came up during the tests!

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July 20

Rise of Galactron now in OPEN BETA


The Beta for Awesomenauts 3.3: Rise of Galactron is now available! Log in and try out all the new features that we'll be adding with this massive update!

Among others, this update introduces the new Rejoin system, does away with the old Late-Joining functionality, adds a whole new matchmaking system and party system, and a whole lot more. To learn more about the details of these systems, head over to our Galactron Spotlights, which detail everything you need to know about the new update!

Don't know how to access the Beta? You can find our guide on the official forums. Rest assured: it's pretty easy!

Please let us know what you think of all these changes! In the main menu of the Beta, you'll find links to a bug report and feedback form. Please use these to let us know about any issues you find, or anything you find unintuitive!

The Open Beta will be available until Monday July 25th. We will then close the Beta and begin processing the feedback we've received. Once we've addressed these issues, we'll make the Beta available again. Stay tuned for more news on that!

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About This Game

The year is 3587. Conflict spans the stars as huge robot armies are locked in an enduring stalemate. In their bid for galactic supremacy, they call upon the most powerful group of mercenaries in the universe: the Awesomenauts!

Awesomenauts is a MOBA fitted into the form of an accessible 3-on-3 action platformer. Head out to the online battlefields together with your friends as an online party or in local splitscreen, and never worry about having to wait for an online match because of drop-in matchmaking!

Devise strategies as you upgrade and customize each character's skills to suit your playing style. Expect new items, features, DLC and Awesomenauts to be added regularly!


  • Saturday morning is back – 3 on 3 online platforming shooter action with a bright 80's cartoon style
  • It’s a MOBA! – classes, upgrades, creeps, turrets, bases and tactical depth are all present. Awesomenauts adds fast paced platforming gameplay to create a truly unique and accessible MOBA experience
  • The Awesomenauts – take control of an extensive cast of highly customizable Awesomenauts, each with their own attacks and skills.
  • Team Deathmatch! - Tired of the Classic Awesomenauts matches? Take on your friends in Team Deathmatch or spice things up with many custom game options for the traditional Awesomenauts gamemode.
  • Splitscreen action – Online and offline play with up to 3 players in local splitscreen!
  • Regular updates - Regular additions of new Awesomenauts, balance updates, DLC and more.
  • Don't criticize it, customize it! – hundreds of unique items to beef up your abilities and customize your Awesomenaut to suit your personal playing style!
  • Push it to the limit – Face melting battles across multiple exotic planets and alien spaceships!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10
    • Processor: Any processor with 2 Cores
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI or Nvidia Videocard with at least 256MB, or Intel GMA 950 or newer
    • Hard Drive: 2.5 GD HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10
    • Processor: Any processor with 2 Cores
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI or Nvidia Videocard with at least 512MB
    • Hard Drive: 2.5 GD HD space
    • Other Requirements: Broadband Internet connection
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3 or later.
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB
    • Hard Drive: 2.5 GD HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X version Lion 10.7 or later.
    • Processor: Any Processor with 2 Cores
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI or NVIDIA Videocard with at least 512MB or higher.
    • Hard Drive: 2.5 GD HD space
    • Other: Broadband Internet connection
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu
    • Processor: Any processor with 2 Cores
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Video Card: ATI or Nvidia Videocard with at least 256MB, or Intel GMA 950 or newer
    • Hard Disk Space: 2.5 GD HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu
    • Processor: Any processor with 2 Cores
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Video Card: ATI or Nvidia Videocard with at least 512MB
    • Hard Disk Space: 2.5 GD HD space
    • Other: Broadband Internet connection
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Salth Vader
( 32.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
This game has potential, but it lacks a solid development support and more consisten updates. I recomend buying it, but dont get your hopes to high, or else you'll be disappointed, as the game is a bit incomplete still.
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The Exiled Isabel <3
( 60.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
Much awesome. Not boring. Wow.
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Dre
( 315.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
Likes:
- Casual nature and ability to play with friends
- Nice art direction and graphics

Dislikes:
- Balance guy should never work on games again. Or at least stop smoking weed. Prepare for your favorite character to be completely irrelevant in high league play and be forced to select a viable alternative.
- Nonexistant build diversity. Every character has only one "go to" build.
- No sense of progression since getting to high leagues depends solely on how lucky you are to match with a good team. You could be stuck in low leagues or rapidly drop in rank only because you've had a string of bad team mates.
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Sparku5509
( 167.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
I love this game a lot. it is very fun and the characters are prety diverse. The one thing I have to say that i don't like is when they sometimes make very big changes to the characters. Overal though, this is a good game that i recommend.
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shitlery cunton & the big orange
( 556.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
Owned this game since release, and I've seen it go through many different iterations.

I can no longer recommend this game because the developers failed to deliver on multiple fronts:

- no dedicated servers, p2p matchmaking is TERRIBLE and the impacts of delay have always been horrid
- imbalanced matchmaking for higher ranks because of a dead playerbase - I was routinely in the top 300-500 players when I was active playing back in 2013, and it got to a point where, because I was solo queueing, I could not win games to save my life as they'd be against full rank 1 premades with voice comm.
- Starstorm expansion's features haven't been fully implemented, yet Ronimo had the gall to release another paid DLC for the game
- Oh, and the addition of the EXP system a few patches ago was the final nail in the coffin. Does nothing to help the snowballing problem this game has always had, in fact it makes it worse because now winning teams can snowball on two fronts - a solar lead (allows you to buy upgrades to your character's kit), AND an xp lead for additional stat increases

Somewhere along the way Ronimo forgot about delivering a quality game and attempted to cash in on what little they've managed to deliver. It's a shame because the art and character style of this game is fantastic. Hopefully one day I can recommend this game again.
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Squeevlow
( 354.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
Awesomenauts is one of the most unique MOBA's out there, with a small yet wonderful community- I would highly recommened this game. I've stated the Pro's and Con's down below, as most people seem to have heavy bias and just ignore one side of the arguement entirely.


Pro's

-The game has more action-packed, fast paced gameplay then other MOBA's around. This is mostly due to it being more PvP orientated then, for example, LoL, which is sluggish in comparison. The game also has a heavier focus on aiming and dodging, which is where alot of the skill required comes from. Even if you don't like other MOBAs you might still like this, since it's just so different. Anyone who likes games like Megaman or even Metal Slug will love this.

-The artstyle is unique and cartooney, the game has a good sence of humour, every character has great personality, etc. It's just as stylised as, for example, TF2 and OW. Nothing to complain about here.

-The game also has an excellent soundtrack, comprised of 100 or so different songs. Just listen to some of the different 'Nauts themes on youtube and you'll know what I'm talking about- There is something for everyone, from heavy metal to classical.


Con's

-The progression system. Back in the good'ole days when there were only 6 'Nauts (There are about 30 as of writing), it worked very well- Leveling up unlocking nauts and upgrades was a relatively fast process, and prestiging wasn't a chore. This isn't true anymore, with it taking a VERY long time to get all the upgrades unlocked for each naut- There are about 200 levels for goodness sake. This is avoidable by not prestiging ever, as it stops the grind from repeating, but it's annoying to deal with anyway. Avoid this problem by grinding bot games for a while when you're just starting out (it's good practise anyways) then, when you're at max level, don't prestige.

-Lack of strategy compared to other MOBA's. This is mostly down to the game being so PvP orientated anyways, but it applies none the less. Since the game is so heavily PvP orientated, some of the best teamcomps are just "Use all abilities at once to instagib the enemy". They are still counterable ofcourse, and the game does have some depth, but nothing compared to, for example, DOTA 2. This is one of the main reasons competative 'Nauts is so small. The other main reason is noted below. Note that this is argueably not an issue, when you could just say "LoL doesnt take any aim/dodging/ fast reflexes etc. compared to 'Nauts".

-The game has a small community. This is a bit more complicated of an issue, since the community itself is very good- but thats also the problem. Most players of the game are very experienced, and have atleast 500+ hours, and with that comes the issue with matchmaking. Although it will be fixed in 3.3, it's still going to be quite poor due to the small player base. New players have a very rough time with this game, since they are often matched with more experienced players and get stomped, since there simply aren't enough people of comparable skill level. The progression system makes this even worse. New players can't get into it and end up leaving, and thus the already small community just slowly dies off.


Summary

Overall, the game itself is excellent and a must-try. The only real issue it has is the progression system, but people have been discussing solutions for a while now. If Ronimo Games had more money to spare and more staff (they're indie yet they've kept a game alive for 5 years, gotta give them some credit) it would already have been fixed by now, but I digress. (I've stated how to avoid the problem above, so it's more of an inconveniance then issue at this point.) 3.3 will fix the matchmaking, and no doubt bring back alot of players who complained about it, and also bring in some new people- So the issue of matchmaking is partially gone anyway. TL;DR The games issues are all avoidable / are going to be fixed anyway.

Sorry for any grammatical mistakes.
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Mobbytes
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
Fun to play with friends
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HvInIcM
( 64.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
the title without 'nauts'
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DJ salad
( 105.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
Addicting, fun, easy to learn, amazing game! Community isn't exactly the best though.
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Not Recommended
337.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
I'm sad to add my hat to the pile of negative reviews. Awesomenauts always had a unique sort of charm to it. It's likely the first online game I invested hundreds of hours of my life playing. Ronimo were also the first developers that I really wanted to support. I followed all the streams, bought nearly all the skins as they released and gave 50 bucks to the Starstorm kickstarter.

Unfortunately it's nowhere near as charming as it used to be. The UI used to have character and life to it and the devs kept "updating" it by removing or streamlining features. The shop redesign was the first thing to make me raise an eyebrow. Awesomenauts used to display all the items in a vending machine kind of setup where you could view all the colorful artwork for each upgrade. It clearly had a lot of love put into it. The new "improved" shop system was a transluctent sci-fi styled pull out menu with much tinier icons. While I understand Ronimo wanted to expand the amount of items per row from 3 to 6, they could have just drawn more space in between. There have been many other minor UI changes but that was the most saddening to see.

On top of the life being drained from it, I have a lot of issues with the XP system they introduced back in September. That was the final straw for me. I tried for months to play the game anyway figuring it'd grow on me. It did not. I still can't fathom why Ronimo broke their own game so badly. Snowballing matches happened occasionally under the old system, but after XP was introduced they skyrocketed. The solar drops and respawn time on kills were already strong enough ways to gain advantage, but no. That wasn't enough. Now teams gain buffs to damage and health too! Ronimo also stated their intent was to speed up matches that took too long but that wasn't ever an issue to begin with. My most memorable matches were longer ones where the leading team changed back and forth. Games are way too short now and it's much harder to have a match you feel was worth the time spent.

The XP system patch also needlessly complicated other parts of the game. Ronimo multiplied all health and damage numbers by 10 to make it seem like you were doing more. The problem with this is that every number displayed now has 1 extra digit. You can imagine how much this gets in the way during gameplay. I could tell day 1 that hindering every players view of the match was in no way a good enough tradeoff for bigger numbers. Sure you adjust to it but there was really no point in changing it to begin with. Reverting it could only improve on the issue, after all.

You also used to be able to read how much damage you'd gain for taking an upgrade but the added percentage increases with the XP system make this old method impossible. Instead, every upgrade now states the increase as a percentage. This isn't user-friendly at all. In such a fast paced game where you need to be spending as little time as possible browsing the shop, it's incredibly difficult to tell at a glance how effective an upgrade will be when it's displayed as a percentage. I used to be able to see that I'd get 25 (now 250) extra damage per stage. Now your guess is as good as mine, unless you want to be bothered to calculate percentages as your turret continues to be shredded. I don't need to know the exact numbers sure, but a ballpark figure of what I'm capable of dealing would certainly be appreciated. Again with time you could memorize what does what. However, each character added to the roster makes this more and more of a headache.

I sympathize with the developers. I really do. After putting in so much time and effort on a complete overhaul to the game's mechanics, it would be a colossal waste to revert the changes. That's the issue. Ronimo has its hands tied and can't as a company justify going back to the previous system. Unfortunately the game has to suffer for it. I had many great times with Awesomenauts but I cannot recommend this game anymore.
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36 of 45 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
43.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Literally a dead game. Game had a good community and was alive pretty well during the era where TotalBiscuit was promoting the game as he lend his voice for Vinnie & Spike.

While this game was made back in the day before MOBAs became an all-time high played gaming genre, Awesomenauts was received very well as a fresh and unique game. Which it still is today except for the forced mechanics from similar MOBA's like the EXP (alternatively, the "you will never make a come back") system and other tidbits ("down the throat" competitive) that only did the game more harm than good when there were bigger issues, like stability in games due to peer 2 peer hosting.

Now, with MOBAs like Dota 2 and League of Legends being at a very high popularity, Awesomenauts should also adapt in terms of what is paid and what is free. The free characters that are released once in a while are obviously good and are of high quality as other characters, but there is no reason for characters to be behind a pay wall, especially in this current era with games like League of Legends and Smite where you pay for convinience which is skipping the grind to unlock all the champions/gods.

Just make the game free to play already or release all the characters for free, Ronimo. While it is obvious that the game should be profitable for it to keep receiving updates, people are not going to take a competitive MOBA-genre game seriously that is pay to play with characters locked behind a paywall. The skins are not the problem, it's the paid content behind a paid game that is a problem for the many of potential new players that will look at this game and turn away or buy it on a sale and never touch it again after playing 1-10 matches. It has only been losing players with some "spikes" during big updates/sales which have been lost at a faster rate than the mentioned spike.
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25 of 29 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,391.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
I have over 1200 hours into this game and it is finally time to let it go. The community for it has dwindled from what it used to be, every new update just makes the game a little bit more laggy, and the new content the devs keep putting out isn't really worth the money in my opinion. They keep trying to push out new characters and new ideas that feel rushed and untested in the form of new dlc trying to keep alive something that is dying. It's sad to see you go Awesomenauts but to me this is no longer worth a purchase.

The thumbsdown on this review is based upon the fact that the community for the game is dying out, and for a game that is only online competitive multiplayer you need a fan base to keep it going. I cannot forsee this game lasting another couple years before it is dead altogether. Queue times trying to find a match are getting longer and longer. You should have bought the game when it first came out if you wanted the true Awesomenauts experience. It is not worth the purchase anymore.
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20 of 27 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
The matchmaking for this game is utter garbage. You will play with or against people vastly below or above your skill level every single game.
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18 of 26 people (69%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
330.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
I got this game back in the start of 2015, and it was great. Now, as the recent review for this game have shown, its taken a dark turn. I've spent over 200 hours on this game and quit like 5 times. The reason, is the games matchmaking. No matter what league you're in, its a guarentee that at one point, you'll be matched against a team of prestiege 10's with two guys that just installed the game. It has apparently been ♥♥♥♥ from the very start of this game, and Ronimo has'nt done jackshit. However, they claim that they'll fix it in an upcoming update, so fingers crossed. The community for this game is also very small, not a lot of people know about Awesomenauts, and it doesn't help that the jackasses in it just yell at new players and scare them off, bringing this game down even more. The XP system kinda ruined the most fun part about the game, and that was the long matches in which you couldn't tell which team was winning and the smallest mistake could lose you the game. Now, not only are players rewarded with solar and 1 less team member on death, they get extra damege and health, making it almost impossible to have those types of fun games, turning most matches into one-sided slaughters. I know that this all sound really negative, but let me list the positives of this game. The gameplay is incredibly unique and fun (if you have good teammates) and it's amazing when you're playing with a friend or two. Each character is unique and I feel that there is one suited for everyone's playstyle. The soundtrack for this game is excellent and the art style is unique and colorful.



In Conclusion: I've said my piece for this game, I think it's still a good game and worth your time and money, and I sure as hell reccomend it to you. They claim to be fixing the main issues with this game, so there's still hope on the matchmaking being fixed. If you do decide to buy this game, please, stick around and help the community grow, and maybe even leave a good review to help the game appeal to potential new members of this community. Thanks for reading the whole review! :D
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
258.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
This game is really good, i recommend buying it and dowloading the beta that will come within, because the beta is going to implement a whole new matchmaking system and interface! The matchmaking system is one of the only cons of this game, and i'll list the pros below:
- Good OST, Characters, Stage, Graphics and Animations.
- The whole game besides matchmaking system and fanbase.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
30.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
I haven't played this in a while, but I remember falling in-love with a squid until this fox came along. Great MOBA for those who don't like MOBAs!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
556.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
Owned this game since release, and I've seen it go through many different iterations.

I can no longer recommend this game because the developers failed to deliver on multiple fronts:

- no dedicated servers, p2p matchmaking is TERRIBLE and the impacts of delay have always been horrid
- imbalanced matchmaking for higher ranks because of a dead playerbase - I was routinely in the top 300-500 players when I was active playing back in 2013, and it got to a point where, because I was solo queueing, I could not win games to save my life as they'd be against full rank 1 premades with voice comm.
- Starstorm expansion's features haven't been fully implemented, yet Ronimo had the gall to release another paid DLC for the game
- Oh, and the addition of the EXP system a few patches ago was the final nail in the coffin. Does nothing to help the snowballing problem this game has always had, in fact it makes it worse because now winning teams can snowball on two fronts - a solar lead (allows you to buy upgrades to your character's kit), AND an xp lead for additional stat increases

Somewhere along the way Ronimo forgot about delivering a quality game and attempted to cash in on what little they've managed to deliver. It's a shame because the art and character style of this game is fantastic. Hopefully one day I can recommend this game again.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
413.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
DO NOT LET THE PLAYERS DICTATE YOUR DECISION ON PURCHASING/PLAYING THIS GAME! ALSO, THIS IS, AT ITS CORE, A PVP GAME! WHICH IS ONE OF THE BEST OF ITS KIND ON STEAM IN MY OPINION! ITS PRIMARY FLAW IS LACK OF PLAYERS. PLEASE PLAY!! EACH NEW PLAYER IMPROVES THE GAME!

Disclaimers.

In truth, this game is incredibly, addictingly fun. A very well thought out game. The develop team works very hard to maintain a balance in the game (Even though sajd team gets heckled way too much by its community). The visuals are bright, poppy, nostaligic, and fun. If you are around my age (29), then you remember the Saturday morning cartoons we watched while growing up --the chatacters really resemble that. The concept and execution of the game is also impressive. There are too many PvP games on the market, so much so, its confusing and annoying. AWESOMENAUTS remains to be unique among them all --freshness exudes from this title (If you have never played - PLAY!). Now: Once you break through the game's lucid learning curve, combat and manuevering opens up in a new way. Your emotions become involved. Patience is the essence of Awesomenauts. This can be a curse and a boon for all players. The frustration - the desire to win - keeps you playing, however, you feel a distinct anger dyring the interaction (Depending on how deep you get into the game/how well your team is doing).

PVP: Player versus Player.

PVP is actually a young concept in the video game society, which has recently (Past 5 years), become prominent in online mutliplayer gaming. Long story short, the FPS (First Person Shooter) genre was dominated by the likes of Counterstrike, Call of Duty, Gears of War, Halo, etc. which brought upon a staple in online gaming.

Awesomenauts is special because of the balanced utiliazation of its pletora of characters through the PvP gaming concept. Coupled with the nostaligic majesty of its side scrolling, old school, you ain't a woman/man till you done played this s%!t demanor, it's a "worth it" buy.

I won't lie to you, the game is desperate for more players, and as a gamer, I too share that sentiment. But this game deserves that privilege, because of its constant updates (to make the game balanced), addition of characters (Yes, you have to buy the DLC, which is lame, but most of you have paid 60 bucks for a game), Replayability (No, that isn't a word, but this game has it. Gravity wasn't a word/thing/concept at one point), the bittnerness from opposition when your team is domination, and the nostalgia you recieve from prowling though a 2D, side scrolling environment (Makes me think of Mega-man when I was a kid).

The learning curve isn't very large. In fact, all characters there are available to play have abilities that are easy to understand and wurks, thus you can figure your role quickly. The way I see this game is a turret defense MOBA (Which is probably what the develpers categorized its as). It's a 3 v 3 battle. The object is to destroy the opoosing turrets to break through to the base. when your team destroys the base, the game is won.

Seriously, if you have a fetish for 90s culture, or even remembered the culture fondly, pick the game up.
If you love multiplayer --competitive game play, pick it up
Think you have what it takes to beat me? Pick it up.

This game comes with no gimmicks. Beyond its expansions, you get what you pay for --that is how it sounds.

Long story short - Get the Game

-You will be assimilated
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
120.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
Pretty good game.
Pros: Plentyful characters. Each character has own backstory, design, attacks, and upgrades each with different effects. Does justice to 2d games. For MOBA pretty excellent.
Cons: not enough cats. Doesn't have an epic campaign mode.
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