Excerpt: It would be very difficult to describe Tank Universal without making reference to Tron. The film obviously had a very heavy influence on the game. The game's look, story, and its titular tanks will constantly invoke thoughts of Tron - it seems that all that is missing are the glowing frisbees. There are enough differences in the story to stave off the lawyers, though.
Excerpt: Tank Universal is an odd beast to review. An independent game developed by one man, Tank Universal is like a retro wake-up call amidst a season of grand new games being released left and right on all systems. Compared to modern blockbusters, it’s nothing; taken at face value, however, it’s an interesting game with a great sense of style and genuinely entertaining gameplay.
Summary: If you’re a fan of tank games, I guess this would be a no brainer. It’s a great game, but it just feels outdated and doesn’t bring anything very new to the table. Other people probably wont get much enjoyment out of this title, but you can always try before you buy.
Pros: -The only decent tank-based title out there right now., -Very, very nostalgic in a way that can only be described as Tron-like.
Cons: -Story is absolute trash, even though it’s a fairly fresh concept., -Upgrade system is far from perfect., -No online multiplayer., -Somewhat short story mode., -Skirmish mode gets boring very quickly., -No voiceovers., -Generic sound track., -Technically flawed and very outdated graphics.