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.
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.
Conclusion: Q-Games’ quirky tower defence title is as competent as it is colourful, and the heap of additional content supplied in the PSP version makes it worthy of the deluxe title. Issues with frustration and repetition aside, the quick and accessible nature of the gameplay makes it a vital addition to the PSP’s catalogue. Provided the price is right, keep it on a memory stick and play it at an unhurried pace and you won’t be disappointed.