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Average User Score: 6.8Sep 5, 2016I got this game on sale for 50 cents during a recent Steam Sale, and I have to say it was perhaps, the best 50 cents I've ever spent. TheI got this game on sale for 50 cents during a recent Steam Sale, and I have to say it was perhaps, the best 50 cents I've ever spent. The normal price is $3, and that's a fine price too. I've put in 2+ hours, defeating the "Level" mode, and having a few goes at the Endless "Endless" and "Wave" modes. For 3 bucks or 50 cents, 2+ hours worth of entertainment is a bargain.
The game has been hailed as a Space Invaders clone, but to me - It reminds me more of a clone of the CLONES of Space Invaders, the knock offs and indie games on systems like C-64 and Atari - especially punctuated by the soundtrack (which is fantastic).
It's not super challenging, (though a few of the fights are tricky), nor is it very deep - But if you enjoyed classic arcade shooters and want to enjoy a love letter to these sorts of games from the early 80's, you could certainly do a lot worse. If you understand going into it you're getting a very basic classic arcade shooter, you won't have unrealistic expectations. Personally, I find games like this (and Geometry Wars) great ways to relax and get that "zen mode" playing for 10-15 minutes - enjoying the simplicity, the music, the effects. It takes me back.
Is Void Invaders going to change my life? Nope, but it provided value and fun for a short time, and that's all I could have asked for.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.4Mar 29, 2016I've played way way more than I should and care to admit. I think this game is fun with a lot of positives, and a few negatives. The communityI've played way way more than I should and care to admit. I think this game is fun with a lot of positives, and a few negatives. The community (of course) has some issues. The matchmaking is horrendous, though Blizzard seems to make efforts to improve it. However, the combat, characters, maps and presentation are all top notch - And for the most part, especially if I have a friend, have fun playing. There are things I would suggest to improve it, but this is a fun game.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.7Mar 29, 2016Boy do I wish they hadn't cancelled the PC version. Truthfully, I am enjoying this more than I thought I would - The freemium/ads/power upsBoy do I wish they hadn't cancelled the PC version. Truthfully, I am enjoying this more than I thought I would - The freemium/ads/power ups that cost money and all that are annoying. When you ignore all of that, and just play it similar to how you'd play PVZ1, there's fun to be had for a casual phone game. I like the different worlds, and the interesting spins and twists, and the game encourages you to try and use the different plants. It has side modes (Endless/Jarbreaker) and goofy little promo games. It's a fun casual game with some flaws.
I'd rather be playing this on a full screen with a mouse, but I enjoy wasting a little time occasionally with this guy.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.8Mar 29, 2016No sir, i didn't like it. Honestly, I like the concept of this game - And I tried, (lord knows I tried) - But every time I was playing it, INo sir, i didn't like it. Honestly, I like the concept of this game - And I tried, (lord knows I tried) - But every time I was playing it, I wasn't having a scrap of fun. Getting attacked and looted constantly unless you babysit (or buy spend real money to buy protection) - If you're looking for a "casual" game, this isn't it. The graphics and presentation are nice, but I simply didn't have any fun.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.4Aug 23, 2013Assault Heroes is a X-Box 360 Arcade Title which drops you (And a buddy if you have one available next to you or online) literally out of aAssault Heroes is a X-Box 360 Arcade Title which drops you (And a buddy if you have one available next to you or online) literally out of a ship into a warzone. You drive a 4 wheeled assault vehicle, and with several weapons and powerups at your disposal, set out to save the world, or something. Everything you encounter is out to get you, and if your vehicle takes enough damage you will be temporarily forced on foot where you are extremely vulnerable. These times of foot training will come in handy when you head into underground bunkers for powerups, and these are actually some of the more challenging parts of the games.
Assault Heroes is vehicle based twin stick shooter, and after you fight through the hordes of soldiers, vehicles, and bunkers you’ll encounter boss fights. These fights are fairly interesting, which each encounter having a gimmick of some sort you need to figure out.
Presentation wise, the game is pleasing both with sound and video, though unremarkable. One of my minor complaints involves environment destruction For some reason you are able to blow up and burn down trees with impunity, but buildings seem immune to your heavy artillery. I notice these sorts of things. I also wonder if the enemy is frustrated that two Jeeps can bring down their entire fortress. But I digress... My other major complaint involves some imbalance, in that if you are playing Co-Op you have access to Co-Op attacks, which are special powerups. One of these in particular (The Machine gun Co-Op power) is extremely overpowered and makes using the other weapons or NOT being in Co-Op mode undesirable. This makes the game even more repetitious than it already is.
Playing through Assault Heroes will take 2-3 hours. There are multiple difficulty levels and achievements if you’re looking for replayability.
All in all though, this is an average, but competent title. It will entertain you but not excite you.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.1Aug 23, 2013NOTE: This review is for the X-Box 360 Indie version of this title.
Aqua Ktty: Milk Mine Defender is a X-Box 360 Indie title currentlyNOTE: This review is for the X-Box 360 Indie version of this title.
Aqua Ktty: Milk Mine Defender is a X-Box 360 Indie title currently available for 240 points. The style of the game is best described as a “Defender” clone updated to 8-bit graphics. Your mission is to defend cats mining milk from the bottom of the sea from a variety of robotic attackers. You have a submarine and a few power ups at your disposal. The gameplay is pretty linear, though you can do optional zones for additional gameplay and challenge. Aqua Kitty offers a decent challenge, and will take a couple hours to get through the main story mode. Also included is an Infinite mode.
The presentation of this game is fantastic, the graphics are cute and well done, and the gameplay itself is good but a few gripes keep this from being great:
1. Lack of variety of power ups and enemies, which make the experience a tad repetitive
2. A little tutorial on how to get higher scores would have been appreciated, because despite getting the hang of the combo system, I still seemed to suffer against the stock High Scores.
3. A more noticeable sound when one of your miners is being abducted would have been nice, the very quiet meow can be easy to miss.
Worth playing? Absolutely. Fixing the complaints above would make it a top tier indie title.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.9Oct 23, 2012I was a big fan of the original Orcs Must Die, and was very excited for the sequel. I am pleased to say, for the most part, this game does notI was a big fan of the original Orcs Must Die, and was very excited for the sequel. I am pleased to say, for the most part, this game does not disappoint. It streamlines the experiencing by getting rid of the "Weavers" (For which most people only used the same one) from the original title, and expanding the trap and weapon selection. You get Story Mode, Endless Mode, and for good measure they even toss in 10 Classic maps from the first game. For added value, Robot entertainment gives you a weekly challenge, which forces you to check out new strategies and traps, which I love. I have officially logged over 150 hours of this game, solo and co-op, and I feel I have a pretty good feel of it. I have 5 skulled (Best possible result) everything on Nightmare difficulty, and have played a good amount of Co-Op. I've also purchased and enjoy both DLC packs which each introduced 3 new maps and new monsters. So why only an 8? I do have a few gripes, though mostly they aren't about the gameplay itself. In no particular order:
1. Character Balance. Orcs Must Die 2 allows you to play as the hero from the first game, as well as the sorceress, the villain from the first game. This is all well and good, but certain traps are only available to each character, and the Tar Trap, which is basically the best trap in the game, is not available to the Sorceress. I like having individuality, but this balance is frustrating for Sorceress players. Which leads me to #2...
2. Leaderboards I know they are meaningless, but I like Leaderboards in a game like this to gauge how well I am doing and my strategies. There are a few flaws here. Leaderboards should have been separated by what char you are using (Apprentice or Sorceress), as well as by other criteria. For example, Endless mode only sorts by score - Sorting by Wave would be good here too. This leads me to...
3. Endless Mode The "Horde Mode" Of Orcs Must Die 2 is a fun inclusion, however it needs some tweaking. To get 5 skulls, you need to get to Wave 40. The monsters get tougher every 10 levels. This leads to a lot of monotony. They could have increased cash per monster, and cut the wave totals in half, making 20 waves what you need. Some Endless waves take 1-2 hours (or more) to complete. This is too long. Also, because the longer you go, damage dealing objects becomes useless which means that basically you HAVE to use the non damage items (Springs, Void Walls, etc) - Which reduces variety and therefore fun. 4. DLC While I am glad Robot put out 2 DLC packs shortly after the games launch, as other people have mentioned - The DLC packs feel a little light. $6 each for 3 maps and a new monster and weapon or two seems weak, compared to the content you get with the title itself. Also, I couldn't help notice that the 2nd DLC didn't include any of the creatures from the first DLC (Not even in the Endless Waves) - Which makes them feel disconnected as opposed to building on eachother. 5. Banter/Story - For whatever reason, the dialogue just isn't as entertaining and funny as it was in the first game, and there doesn't seem to be quite as much of it. 6. Co-Op is OK, but not as much fun as I had hoped. Limited each person to a small amount of traps can be awkward, and having to rely on eachother to play traps in certain places is weird. Similarly, Coin Drops in Co-Op mode should be split by both players.
So, I've listed several gripes here, but don't let this fool you. This are critical ideas on how to improve a game I love. I've logged 150+ hours, and enjoy the franchise, I still think there are ways to improve.
Average User Score: 8.9Sep 7, 2012A game for the playstation that was released a couple of years ago didn't get huge media attention, but now that it can be found in bargainA game for the playstation that was released a couple of years ago didn't get huge media attention, but now that it can be found in bargain bins across the country, you should do yourself a favor and check it out. "Abe's Oddworld Oddysee" is a game of great imagination, fun, and immense challenge. In fact, some of the game may be two challenging. The basic game style is from a side view, with rooms, and in each room Abe has to figure out how to get something done. It's a puzzle game with an action twist, with a great story and a sequel hot in stores now. The main drawback is that this game may be in some ways too difficult for young children, or even for those without quick video game reflexes. But for the rest of us, check it out.
Pros:Fun, challenging, great story
Cons:Slightly repetitive, almost too challenging
(This review originally written: Oct 01 '99)… Expand
Average User Score: 3.8May 10, 2012A good idea gone bad, unfortunately the arena combat highlights Borderlands major flaws such as: terrible AI, repetitiveness. Then, removeA good idea gone bad, unfortunately the arena combat highlights Borderlands major flaws such as: terrible AI, repetitiveness. Then, remove everything fun from the original by removing story, plot, quests,and loot - then add cheap randomizers to the encounters. All of this leads to a unfun DLC that could have been a lot better. It all seems like a piece of a larger project that somehow got hacked off and patched up. I like the idea, I hated the execution.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.4May 10, 2012Not as well written as Knoxx, but still a decent and solid DLC to wrap up Borderlands 1. The gameplay is a bit repetitive, and the quests seemNot as well written as Knoxx, but still a decent and solid DLC to wrap up Borderlands 1. The gameplay is a bit repetitive, and the quests seem to lack cohesion and point (especially the side quests) but still enjoyable.… Expand