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  • Summary: Brawlout packs a punch with couch and online play modes, blending platform fighter mechanics and traditional fighting game play into a stylish and fluid battle royale. Rather than slow-paced defensive battles, Brawlout goes all-out with the lightning-fast aerobatics which platform fightersBrawlout packs a punch with couch and online play modes, blending platform fighter mechanics and traditional fighting game play into a stylish and fluid battle royale. Rather than slow-paced defensive battles, Brawlout goes all-out with the lightning-fast aerobatics which platform fighters are famous for. Striking the balance between the growing competitive scene and the genre’s party game roots, Brawlout hopes to cater to the veteran platform fighter, the casual fan and the newcomer looking to make their mark. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. Dec 22, 2017
    75
    The biggest problem of Brawlout is his lack of identity. A funny and aggressive fighting game for Switch with interesting game mechanics and a lot of single-player and multiplayer content. Perfect for local play with other three friends.
  2. Dec 19, 2017
    75
    Good but limited Smash Bros. like game that can conquer the hearts of those that are waiting for a real Smash Bros. game while they're waiting.
  3. Jan 9, 2018
    72
    Brawlout, especially in local multiplayer, is immediate and fun to play.
  4. Dec 19, 2017
    70
    Brawlout’s core action is a lot of fun; with a huge amount of ideas inspired by genre greats such as Super Smash Bros., the action feels tight, fast, and can be a pleasure to play. The limited character roster means that attack variations can only go so far, and some performance hiccups prevent Brawlout from being truly wonderful, but for an on-the-go, cheaper alternative to a game that hasn’t even been announced for the console yet, this isn't a bad choice – just make sure to keep the issues we mentioned in mind.
  5. Jan 9, 2018
    60
    If you’re a Nintendo fan desperate for a Smash clone to pass the time you may have some fun with Brawlout. Just be prepared to deal with the grind and have a couple local friends that you can battle with, but If you go into the game expecting it to live up to Nintendo’s multi-franchise powerhouse though you’ll be sorely disappointed.
  6. Dec 20, 2017
    60
    Brawlout feels like it was perhaps released a little too early on Switch. At the time of writing, it still hasn't left Early Access on PC, and feels like it could still do with some tweaking and perhaps a reassessment of its piñata loot system. Still, if you're desperate for a Super Smash Bros. style brawler on Switch there may be enough here to warrant a purchase as long as you plan to put plenty of hours in with your friends.
  7. Edge Magazine
    Feb 1, 2018
    30
    There are flashes of what might have been, but otherwise Brawlout doesn't feel so much a plucky underdog as a no-hoper, entering a fight it knows it can't win in the hope of a big payday just for showing up. A first-round stoppage to the champion, then, with the challenger being booed out of the ring. [March 2018, p.122]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 18
  2. Negative: 6 out of 18
  1. Sep 25, 2020
    10
    Es un buen juego para jugar con amigos no es una maravilla gráfica pero cumple para lo que fue creado divertirnos
  2. Nov 18, 2018
    7
    its a decent smash bro like game . good to play with friend, not a ton of content . my only gripe with the game is loading time my god is itits a decent smash bro like game . good to play with friend, not a ton of content . my only gripe with the game is loading time my god is it long and the CPU are a little too hard in my opinion or my i just stink at the game . the roster isn't much but there interesting at least Expand
  3. Jan 9, 2018
    7
    This is a solid game. All the unlockable characters only slightly differ from the characters that are unlocked from the beginning. But theThis is a solid game. All the unlockable characters only slightly differ from the characters that are unlocked from the beginning. But the Dev's said they want to add new original and guest characters from other indy games.

    I really enjoyed offline play, but was not able to play online, yet. I can search for a quick match, but everytime I accept I get a message that says that my rival declined. Tried it around 30 times, never got an opponent. Hopefully this will get patched with the next patch.

    Pros:
    + Easy to learn, hard to master
    + good tutorial for beginners that shows basic mechanis of the game as well as advanced mechanics
    + nice little roster of different fighters
    + rage meter is a nice addition to the game mechanics
    + fast and action-centered gameplay
    + 1080p/60fps docked/720p 60fps undocked
    + only 20€

    Cons:
    - Some of the fighters lack character (frog-guy, falcon-guy etc.)
    - roster is a little thin, needs more new and different characters
    - Playing against CPU can be frustrating, either way too easy or way too hard. Mostly way too easy.
    - the soundtrack is mediocre. Didn't expect SSB standards, but some of the tunes are REALLY annoying after a while
    - The unlockable characters aren't really worth grinding
    - Bugs: Can't play online, some kind of stuttering that lets the game freeze while it continues in the background. Hopefully this will be fixed soon

    As much as would like to give the game 8 points, I really can't. It is far from bad. But it's also not that good. I have so much fun stomping CPU and I think this game is really fun if you play it with friends. It's a great game if you just look at the gameplay, but it lacks in every other departement. People should stop comparing it to Smash. While it's a plaform fighter, this is a 20€ Indy game and not a 60€ Nintendo game.
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  4. Dec 23, 2017
    5
    Unfortunately, Brawlout isn't even a good Smash clone. Despite having Juan and the Drifter, this game is even less inspired than PlayStationUnfortunately, Brawlout isn't even a good Smash clone. Despite having Juan and the Drifter, this game is even less inspired than PlayStation All-Stars, which is saying something. A dearth of interesting moves, lackluster music and super poor balance -- not to mention the odd omission of sound effects other than the usual "hitting" sounds, which makes the game feel lifeless -- round out a game that had a cheat sheet, and yet failed the test. Expand
  5. Jul 9, 2018
    5
    So, I bought Brawlout on the Nintendo Switch because I was tired of waiting for Smash Bros.
    When starting up the game, the first thing I
    So, I bought Brawlout on the Nintendo Switch because I was tired of waiting for Smash Bros.
    When starting up the game, the first thing I noticed was, that this looked like some free game with currency to collect, which you can buy for real money, to spend on items and other things.
    Either way, I started the game and at first it felt like smash.
    But after some time playing it, I noticed it being way slower and less fun to control.
    The characters just didn't feel right, the music was boring, and the stages were all pretty much the same.
    The single player mode was lacking, there's only a mode where you fight against some fighters till you've won a certain amount of matches.
    Had some fun with the multiplayer locally, but after 30 minutes everyone asked, if we could play something else.

    Verdict: Only try this game if you really can't wait for Smash on the Switch, otherwise please keep away from this game.

    Rating:
    Gameplay: 2/5 - Working, but not very fun
    Level Design: 2/5 - Boring and uninspired
    Soundtrack: 2/5 - Lackluster
    Story/Singleplayer: 1/5 - Nearly non existing
    Graphics: 4/5 - Looks good on the switch
    Length: 2/5 - Nothing much outside of replay value
    Replay Value: 3/5 - Typical fighter replay value
    Enjoyment: 2/5 - Didn't enjoy it much

    Overall rating: 18/40 => 4.5/10 => 5/10
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  6. Mar 6, 2018
    1
    if you enjoy playing the "hiperlight drifter" game then you'll love it
    otherwise its the most unbalanced fighter i have ever played, there
    if you enjoy playing the "hiperlight drifter" game then you'll love it
    otherwise its the most unbalanced fighter i have ever played, there are only 7 characters with only one being competitively viable, maps and skins take an un godly amount of time to unlock, best of waiting for a new super smash brothers and saving your money
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  7. Apr 23, 2018
    0
    This game is an absolute nightmare. From the beginning, you must go through loading screens that range from 30 seconds to a full minute, andThis game is an absolute nightmare. From the beginning, you must go through loading screens that range from 30 seconds to a full minute, and sometimes you must sit through a full 15 seconds to load a 3 second scene between arcade matches or to load the main menu. The "difficulty" variations in the arcade mode are just "add another character" for medium and then "add yet another character" for hard. I genuinely doubt they programmed different difficulty settings for individual CPUs. The easy mode is not easy at all; rather, it requires a moderate amount of skill and practice before you can even beat the first match.

    Unlocking anything in the game requires you to navigate their dual currency system that is reminiscent of a F2P game, with coins and gems awarded to you by completing daily challenges, some of which are nearly impossible to complete. Most of the unlockable characters are just clones of default characters with very slight deviations. Online matches seem to be ridden with lag regardless of how fast or stable one's internet is, and there are plenty of bugs keeping you from enjoying online play, such as a bug where the game thrusts you into an arcade match after you and your friend have selected your characters for a VS match.

    Overall, this game isn't worth a penny, let alone the $20 for which it is normally sold. Angry Mob Games has succeeded in making me an angry customer. This is the only game that made me wish Nintendo offered refunds on Switch games.
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