With the addition of digital downloads, we’ve seen a number of interesting attempts at making an amazing game. The latest attempt is Awesomenauts by Ronimo games, who found moderate success with Swords and Soliders. By taking quirky designs and combining it with online chaos, it sounds like a recipe for a good time. However, just because it named “Awesomenauts” it could also be will it be known as “Awesomenot” too.
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When it comes to most games, there is something of a naturalistic approach to the designs. This is not the case for Awesomenauts and it really feels like they had fun with the designs. Each of the playable characters have their own design scheme, in addition to being vastly different. This ranges from a brain in a jaw to Froggy G who looks similar to the previous Battletoad games.
Beyond the simple look, each character also has a number of neat little touches that make them stand out. As mentioned above, Froggy G also uses a gun that looks like a blow fish, another character has a power up called “Mister TNT”, which is a grenade with Mr. T’s head on it, so they certainly had fun with the art. Considering every character has at least one amusing thing, it will give you a reason to diversify.
As we progress forward, sadly some beloved features are lost in translation. For this generation it was the concept of offline multiplayer gameplay, namely splitscreen. Sure some games feature something like this, but Awesomenauts gives you splitscreen gaming, which also works online. Sadly you can’t versus someone on splitscreen, but simply adding it is more than enough.
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