I have played Boo Bunny plague for 2 hours. I thought it was alright, good for it’s price.
- Some of the dialogue is amusing and the music is cool
- Generally the actual combat isn’t very interesting and mainly consists of swinging an assortment of guitars at run of the mill enemies, but some of the later bosses were interestinghttp://youtu.be/HrO-LCD3rDE
So your abilities in combat are limited to swing your equipped guitar and a manually activated protective shield that has a limited charge. There are no special moves aside from a third consecutive guitar swing which will do extra damage and have an area of effect. The charge of your shield will regenerate but health and shields can be replenished by picking up shield or carrot powerups which will respawn.
-----You can hit snowballs back towards ice men by swinging your guitar at them. But this wasn’t really very effective or particularly fun. So I usually just swung my guitar at most enemies without bothering to activate my shield because you can’t move or attack while shielded. When you are low on health you can just kite enemies around while you look for health pick-ups.
-----Other than that you can run. But there’s no dashing, sprinting or rolling. But I think that kind of feature would have been nice. One of the bosses will moves exactly as fast as you run and once you are in his range it is can be very difficult to avoid his attacks. That is until you learn to stand on top of vehicles which will explode causing him to be stunned. You can toggle run mode and move even slower by walking. But I’m not sure why you would want to do this.
-----Sometimes your robot friend will accompany you in battle and if you hit him he will fire his guns killing all enemies instantly within a short radius. He will despawn and reappear after sometime before you can activate this ability again.
-----At one instance I noticed that he had trouble finding a path out an area and got stuck. I had to go in and coax him out. I also noticed that you and some AI controlled characters will clip through some of the walls.
-----While you don’t really have any special attack you can equip different guitars which have different effects and deal more or sometimes less damage. New guitars are hidden around the different environments. I found my first new guitar by belting up a hippy. It was an acoustic and made love hearts appear when used. I’m not sure what was special about it aside from the comedic value. Some of other guitars I found were imbued with fire and lighting and did extra damage over time.
-----The first few bosses were pretty straightforward and not really challenging. Most of their attacks could easily be avoided just by side stepping or running away. There is almost always plenty of respawning health pickups you can use to replenish your life whenever it gets low.
-----It didn’t really start to get interesting or hard until I encountered the bosses War and then Famine. You couldn’t just simply beat the latter into submission, there is actually a special way to defeat her. Finding out what that was puzzled me for a fair while. After her the next boss Death was also challenging.
-----The games graphics definitely aren’t fantastic. But a fair bit of effort went towards populating the world with some colourful characters and some obvious parodies of the Thor featured in films over the last fer year and the band Slayer with a song and very a very Slayer like emblem.
-----The game is really more about the music. After all it is a musical. The fact that characters in the game frequently burst into song during cutscenes or even during the action was kind of cool. Real music is a nice touch.
-----In regard to dialogue and lyrics, not all of it was amazing. But some of it was amusing such as that of the Vikings who occasionally call out ‘Kill the rabbit’ like Elma Fudd.
-----The enemies that I encountered so far other than bosses were all vikings. Unless you count the robot bunny ‘competition’ and assembly line machines you encounter at the very beginning. I thought there would be more variety to the hostile entities you come across.
-----But their was a fair bit of variety to bosses you encountered. There was a giant toy robotic T-Rex, Thor God of Thunder posing as a ‘Village (person)’ construction worker and so on. The most interesting were the four horsemen of the apocalypse. Each was a variant of the Robot Bunny protagonist or one of his friends, the succubus, the elephant man and the military robot. A moment during the introductory cut-scene of the latter felt very reminiscent of Borderlands.
I enjoyed playing this game. For it’s price the game is pretty good. I think it’s worth taking a look at.