Summary: PixelJunk Monsters is a title that helps strengthen the quality offerings of the PlayStation Network. With an easy to learn experience and a game with unlimited replayability, it comes to no surprise that this title should be looked at as a steal for a measly $7.99. You can barely go see a newly released movie for that kind of cash, why bother when you can spend it like this and get unlimited enjoyment in return for your money.
Excerpt: Kids build forts; it's just something they like to do. Grab any old thing and put it on top of something else until you've got a big enough structure to hide in and you've got hours of fun. As an adult you don't really get to build forts though, unless you happen to be playing PixelJunk Monsters, the recently released PlayStation 3 strategy game for the PlayStation Network. Here you build fortified weapons out of trees - and then you dance inside them.
Excerpt: If you've played Desktop Tower Defense , you already have a good idea of what to expect from PixelJunk Monsters . The goal of the game is to defeat successive waves of enemies by building a series of upgradeable towers. While the core gameplay remains the same in PixelJunk Monsters , it also adds a few new twists that help make the game even more addictive and enjoyable. Although simple, PixelJunk Monster 's visuals are clean, crisp and appealing.
Excerpt: Tower defense games are a dime a dozen on the Internet, and most notably free. Ever since the Flash games boom started, countless titles have taken the mold and made it their own. While PixelJunk Monsters could easily be overlooked as just another tower defense game, you’d be missing out on one of the most complete packages found on the PlayStation Network. Visually PixelJunk Monsters is one of the most darling games on the PlayStation 3.
Excerpt: Anyone familiar with Q-Games' first instalment of the PixelJunk series, PixelJunk Racers, will be forgiven if they expected this next outing to be equally unimpressive. Fortunately, however, Monsters is as far removed from Racers as possible, and is hands down one of the most addictive titles released on the PSN thus far.
Excerpt: PixelJunk Monsters is one of those games with pretty simple mechanics that manage to create a game with a surprising amount of depth. It's not as easy to succeed in the game as it is to play, which will undoubtedly lead to some frustration for some gamers. Those who look at that difficulty as a challenge and like games that challenge their minds as much as their reflexes, however, will probably find themselves really enjoying this downloadable gem.
Excerpt: I'll fully admit that I wasn't really sure Dylan Cuthbert and his Q Games crew were quite up to the task of delivering a handful of simple game concepts to the PlayStation Network after the generally solid but otherwise unremarkable slot car distraction , count your blessings. A simple little concept that has you darting to any tree in the game and turning it into a variety of upgradable turrets to repel ever-encroaching waves of monsters from reaching your home base,...