Friday, December 10, 2010

Best Brouhaha

Also a big contender for best movie licensed game, although it's arguably based more off the comics. Which was probably for the best, because this turned out to be an all-around great retro brawler. It brings back memories of pumping fistfulls of quarters into the Turtles in Time cabinet at our local arcade.

This game has tons of personality going for it. Beautiful sprites, catchy music and some hilarious animations. It's a great homage to old-school beat-em-ups. The kind you can just waste an afternoon on with 3 friends. And at 10 bucks, it'll probably cost the 4 of you less than one play-through of Turtles.

The lack of online play doesn't really bother me, but it does bring with it some of the frustrations of the beat-em-ups it pays homage to. It can be hard to hit guys if you're not exactly lined up with them, and the AI can be really asshole-ish at times. They'll juggle you back and forth and hit you as soon as you get up. There are ways to counter this, but especially for new players it's frustrating.

Still, at 10 bucks it's a fantastic value and a must-have if you're a fan of Scott Pilgrim or want a good co-op game that doesn't require a huge time investment.

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