Comic Con 2012: Is Battleblock Theater the new Castle Crashers?
20 July 2012
Excerpt: The Behemoth is known for delivering truly classic arcade gameplay to the Xbox Live arcade, their hit game Castle Crashers remaining one of the best for the platform. Now, we're taking a look at a new co-op puzzle platformer called Battleblock Theater, a truly awesome colorful romp, with plenty of very interesting mechanics. Take a look at the game, and let us know in the comments if you think this one could be the next Castle Crashers.
Excerpt: Xbox LIVE arcade games are usually short quirky affairs that focus on one or two features and provide around five hours of entertainment. But then there are games like Castle Crashers that just overflow with content and keep you busy for hours without end.
Pros: Accessible combat system, Unlockables make play constantly rewarding, Varied, inventive level designs, crammed with humorous and surprising moments, Visual style is an absolute delight, Local and online support for its great multiplayer action
Cons: Goes on a bit too long and sometimes may require you to replay levels, Action can get a bit too crazy with four players, PS3-exclusive volleyball mode is lousy
Excerpt: Ultimate Fighting Championship. A fighting institution that by acronym alone brings to mind the brutal fighting that takes place between two trained fighters, fists and feet flying in quick succession with the one strike being the difference between the victor and the loser. Submissions. Throws. Pinning the opponent to the mat.
Summary: All in all, Castle Crashers is just fun. You’ll laugh the whole time you play the game as you pound your swords into the heads of the goons or smite them with lightning. There is a ton of content for the low price and better yet, you get to enjoy it all with your friends. The game can present a challenge at times, but nothing you can’t overcome with a few tries.