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 PlayStation 3 strategy game for the PlayStation Network that's now been ported across to the PSP.
Excerpt: This time it’s on the PSP in what looks to be its final and most definitive outing. Pixeljunk Monsters Deluxe includes the complete Pixeljunk Monsters game that was released for the PS3 back in 2008 as well as all of the content that was included in the Pixeljunk Monsters Encore expansion pack. There’s also a brand new island of levels, new enemies, towers, music, challenges, unlockables and online multiplayer - all exclusive to the PSP.
Excerpt: PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe is a game forever destined to put a smile on your face. Whether it’s the title screen that changes appearance depending on what time you play, or the beautifully drawn scenery that populate each level, its subtleties are nothing but charming. While it can be frustratingly difficult, with a lot of irritating trial and error to be endured, it’s easy to forget all that when the visuals are so beautiful, the music so soothing, and the gameplay so...
Conclusion: There should be no weighing of options, no hemming and hawing over whether the $20 asking price is worth it -- it is -- I promise you, it is. Just buy this game, even if you've already finished it on the PS3. And if you haven't? RIP, free time.
PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe Review - Keep Your "Friends" Close
29 October 2009
Excerpt: Plants, zombies, foul mouthed Colorado kids, you name it, they have a tower defense game Which brings us to PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe , an infectiously cute game starring...well, characters that look like Tiki gods defending huts of fuzzy little creatures against waves of monsters like spiders and golems.
Pros: ...You can't get enough tower defense. ...Lugging around your PS3 and 50" HDTV in order to play PixelJunk Monsters just isn't a feasible option. ...You love cuteness.
Cons: ...You don't like multiplayer. ...You like infinite variety in your games. ...Tiki gods have made you cry ever since that one MTV Spring Break mishap.
Excerpt: PixelJunk Monsters was a big success on the PlayStation 3, bringing a unique twist to the tower defense genre, along with the inimitable PixelJunk style. However, as much fun as it still is to sit down and play on the couch, Monsters is a game that definitely lends itself well to handheld play. With PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe, developer Q-Games has not only faithfully transferred the game to PSP, but has also added a plethora of new content.
Pros: Charismatic art style, Simple, yet surprisingly deep strategy gameplay, New islands and challenges add hours of play, Great multiplayer
Conclusion: PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe is easily the definitive version of this tower defense game with enough new content that makes this game easily worth the $19.99 price tag. The price tag seemed a bit steep at first, but it’s worth the extra cost when compared to the complete version of Monsters on the PS3 ($15.98) that lacks all of the new stuff mentioned in this review.