Summary: After nearly five years of development time, BattleBlock Theater is finally here. Following the success of Castle Crashers , it would stand to reason that The Behemoth has some big shoes to fill, and for many, the suspense is killer. So I'll just cut to the chase here: it was worth the wait if you're a platforming fan.
Summary: " Battleblock Theater " unfortunately fails to capture the same spirit and magic of Castle Crashers. The brilliant art style, funny plot and multiplayer focus all remain part of the game, but it feels like some of that ‘special sauce’ is missing to elevate the game amongst the masses.
Excerpt: Developer The Behemoth seen its rise to fame in 2004 with the release of Alien Hominid for PlayStation 2 and Gamecube, and the team followed up the success of that title with the release of Castle Crashers for Xbox LIVE Arcade that has held numerous records for the downloadable platforms since its release in 2008.
Conclusion: BattleBlock Theater is rated T for Teen with ESRB descriptors of Blood, Violence, and Crude Humor. While your character can explode into parts, with heads and bones flying everywhere, I didn’t see too much copious amounts of the red stuff. Your characters can get skewered, chomped, and zapped, but the violence is still pretty cartoony.
Conclusion: The cuddly charm of BattleBlock Theater tells only half the story – the game boasts a horde of smartly designed puzzle platforming stages as well as a multiplayer suite goofy enough to raise some pure and honest laughter. Whether on your own or with and against some friends, there’s plenty worth chewing through here.
Excerpt: In BattleBlock Theater, a chatterbox narrator will let you know exactly what to expect -- a loose and loopy story punctuated by sophomoric silliness and plenty of punishment. It’s up to you, a dome-headed, cone-topped, or perhaps puppy-faced pip-squeak, to free your friends from a murderous cast of cats by collecting gems in the one-act plays created by your kitty captors before escaping to the next level.
Summary: Never mind about the meticulously plotted cube levels, their platforming quirks, the serviceability and occasionally ingenuity of their puzzles, or their deliciously brief pace of consumption. Playing BattleBlock Theater was all about those moments where cooperation turned into competition, where friends turned vindictive enemies...
Pros: Facilitates competition within cooperation, A concise platforming language, Trademark Behemoth humor, Versatile level editor and multiplayer make for a community-focused game, Tons to unlock