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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: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Sep 5, 2018
    81
    A fun game with a wide variety of modes, but with little content.
  2. Sep 20, 2018
    80
    At the end of the day, if you are looking for a fighter that you and two to three friends can sit down and have a great time with, Brawlout is your game. That also is true if you have friends that play online. So if you have an itch for some Smash Bros. and just haven’t been able to find something to scratch it, then give Brawlout a shot.
  3. Sep 17, 2018
    70
    An enjoyable enough party fighter that doesn’t quite do enough to stand out.
  4. Sep 11, 2018
    65
    Brawlout is pretty much what you would expect it to be, a mediocre attempt at a genre that has its main event as a console exclusive. Playing on your own won’t be much fun and neither will be trying to grind out the coins to unlock the cook stuff. But get some friends together and there is definitely some fun to be had.
  5. Aug 28, 2018
    60
    Where Brawlout excels is its accessible—if shallow—combat, its tight controls, and its vibrant characters with appealing visuals to boot. But balanced gameplay is everything in a game like this, and Brawlout falls short in that regard.
  6. Sep 4, 2018
    55
    There are three kinds of people that this game is absolutely made for. The first is Playstation 4 and Xbox One owners who don’t own any of the Nintendo consoles that previous installments of the Super Smash Bros. series are available for. The second is people who have played the previous Super Smash Bros. games to death and need a new but similar game to tide them over until the next installment is released. Fans of the Dark Souls and Bloodborne series may call this the Nioh role. The third is people who have had loved ones bludgeoned to death by a Super Smash Bros game case and now want nothing to do with the game but still have an itch for arena brawler games that needs to be scratched. You know who you are.
  7. Aug 27, 2018
    41
    Popular games get liberally borrowed from all the time, yet Smash Bros. seems to have avoided this somehow. Brawlout takes on this challenge, but its lack of modes, iffy character balance and poor online offerings, all fail to inspire that same spark that Mario and friends have mastered so well. The basic gameplay is OK, but without the same love, spectacle and reverence to lean on, it all falls flat.

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  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Aug 23, 2018
    7
    I loved trying out all the different characters in the game because each character has had a lot of thought and effort placed into them. TheI loved trying out all the different characters in the game because each character has had a lot of thought and effort placed into them. The gameplay truly shines when you play with friends because not only is it fun and exciting when played this way but it also packs a decent challenge as well.
    There are a number of different stages available to you and I was pleased to see that each stage had a decent amount of variety present in them. Both the visuals and sound design carry quite a bit of charm in them and this in a way makes the gameplay that little bit more fun.When played on your own the game does get repetetive quite quickly and it’s definitely not as fun as playing with friends.
    Unfortunately the game suffers with quite a few technichal issues and the long loading times don’t help matters either. If you want to unlock certain characters and items then you have to grind quite a lot and this does make things become a little on the tedious side. Does Brawlout do enough to get a recommendation from me? I’ve been following Brawlout’s development quite closely because Xbox One doesn’t have many game’s that are like this so my excitement levels were pretty high. Thankfully despite its few shortcomings I can see this game growing on me because when played with friends the game delivers in terms of fun and enjoyability quite a lot, and it would’ve definitely got a much higher score from me if certain problems didn’t exist. Thankfully though some of these problems can be eradicated with a patch or two and if you can handle the grinding that’s required in the game then your problems won’t be as severe as they will be for some. As it stands now though Brawlout does just enough to get a small recommendation from me because there is variety present in both the characters and stages and without a doubt its on the right path and in my opinion when they sort out the few niggling problems then Brawlout will be a very competent fighting game.
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  2. Sep 5, 2018
    4
    The game isn't good, it's very barebones on sound music and controls. There's only two attack buttons.
    I bought this and rivals off aether at
    The game isn't good, it's very barebones on sound music and controls. There's only two attack buttons.
    I bought this and rivals off aether at the same time, and rivals is way better. Too much needs to fixed or changed with this game to make it good.
    In rivals you can do all sorts of special moves and every character is different with vastly different strengths and weaknesses.
    This game is not like that at all.
    Really hope it gets some improvements.
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