As a fan of Super Smash Bros, I found this rather addicting. However, there is quite a number of flaws.
Starting with the gameplay, I'm sure it would suit any serious gamer whether they played Smash Bros. or not. Comparing the game to Smash Bros. doesn't seem like a wise thing to do, but it's hard to resist for most. While this game is significantly more simple, it's probably for the best if you're playing with a keyboard. Gamepads aren't something everyone has, after all. In conclusion, the gameplay is excellent, despite how it had to be keyboard-friendly since a gamepad isn't something everyone like me owns.
Customization? In some cases, there's not quite much, but in other cases, there's plenty of it. There are different parts you can use as heads, arms, legs, etc. that give you special attacks, while other parts simply raise your stats such as damage, movement speed, armour, and attack speed. However, even though reskins can be acceptable, there are just a little too many bearing the same ability, such as the teleport. It's also really easy to use these abilities to take advantage of how dumb the AI is in some cases, making them considerably overpowered. You can use the sniper arm to repeatedly back an enemy into a wall, dealing quite some damage with each shot. You can also use the slice dash move to dash back and forth across an enemy, knocking them straight into the air and landing back down just in time for you to dash again. There are even a few cheap attacks the enemy can spam at you, the main offenders being the blaster or the drill, which are definitely noticable in the tournament.
While we're stepping into the gripes, I'll address my biggest; wasted potential. This game had a chance to become the perfect PC variation of Super Smash Bros, but its severe lack of content is a big glaring issue. The biggest, though; no online multiplayer? Now, I understand that this was made by only 2 people who claim to have no networking knowledge, but come on! A game like this just screams
So in conlusion, this game is somewhat
worth the price, but I would highly recommend it if you're looking for a fun time-waster that lasts a long time. In fact, it's possibly the best single-player time waster there is. Kind of awkward in some places, but still a great game.
Posted: November 26th, 2013