Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings
Dec 10, 2010As a long time casual Bomberman fan, when I heard about Bomberman Live: Battlefest I though "Pointless! No one can improve this formula!" BoyAs a long time casual Bomberman fan, when I heard about Bomberman Live: Battlefest I though "Pointless! No one can improve this formula!" Boy was I wrong! Bomberman Battlefest is seriously the best game on XBL, it's depth makes civilization seem like a pitiful flash game and it's pace makes Need For Speed seem like a gentlemanly stroll in the park.
Firstly, the developers have clearly completed a monumental overhaul of the networking system so, though the game may suffer from some lag in extreme cases, the games never mess up or have major bugs like in the last XBLA version. Secondly the additional game modes have genuinely added a tangible depth to the game play. Capture the flag mode is a triumph and is good for intense 2 on 2 matches. Bankroll mode is to Bomberman what counterstrike is to FPS games, and that's a really good thing. Thirdly the new arenas are superb and on the whole look great. The arenas all have a catch, in one, aztec blocks reshape the arena, and in another a pirate ship rocks sliding power ups and bombs around the deck. There's even an arena where there are tiles which redirect flames! Finally the new bombs are awesome! They have cluster bombs and rocket bombs which shoot off in the direction you place them, and these types of bombs and power ups interact really well.
Overall, if you haven't played bomberman before, there can't be a better introduction than Battlefest, and if you are a fan, you'll find this the most polished and feature rich bomberman yet!… Full Review »
Mar 18, 2015Put simply, if you like Bomberman Live, you're gonna love this one. The teamplay addition all by itself is worth the buy. But it goes beyondPut simply, if you like Bomberman Live, you're gonna love this one. The teamplay addition all by itself is worth the buy. But it goes beyond and adds new modes, power ups and arenas. Oh, did I mention you can play with your Xbox Live Avatar?… Full Review »
Sep 29, 2012This game is truly terrific, a pinnacle of balance between strategy game and party game. A pleasant interface along with easy-to-learn,This game is truly terrific, a pinnacle of balance between strategy game and party game. A pleasant interface along with easy-to-learn, hard-to-master gameplay makes this game a splendid choice for both the casual gamers and the hardcore gamers alike. All of the gameplay mechanics are masterfully implemented, with many game-enriching options for both custom games and the game itself. Whether playing with friends or solo, this game promises at least twice the fun for its cost. I highly recommend this game for anyone who wants either a joyous game experience or a mind-provoking strategy game.… Full Review »