Conclusion: It's pretty basic, but the laugh out loud nature of its bad guys combined with a solid combat engine make this a blast to play for an hour or two. You also get Magic Sword in the entry price, although I find that game extremely dull. Like what you read? Visit www.joelcouture.com, www.fanboyscloset.com, or follow Joel_Couture on Twitter for more video game ranting, as well as free monthly fantasy short stories!
Excerpt: Rick and Lori are comic book characters and they know it. They are aware of the pages and panels that construct their world, of the Maker whose hand reaches in to draw villains, and of the bouts of amnesia that often afflict their kind. Unbound Saga is primed to be a self-referential comedy of comic book cliches, but fails to become anything more than a sub-standard beat-'em-up. What bothers me most is the wasted potential.
Excerpt: There’s a lot to want to love in Unbound Saga . It’s the only game that I can think of that has you fighting both overweight (presumed) prostitutes with mismatched stockings AND radioactive sewer mutants AND werewolves. Starring gruff comic book hero Rick Ajax, a self-aware hero with an open disdain for his penciler, Unbound Saga is a beat-em-up with a very unique style. Sadly, every other aspect of the game is either boring or broken.
A comic book brawler that reads like a Comix Zone re-write
11 December 2010
Conclusion: Unbound Saga is a decent enough brawler. You get to pick up and throw homeless people against a wall, which is always fun, and the story itself is good enough to have you button-mash your way to its finale. But its basic, sluggish gameplay is stuck in the ‘90s. In this age we expect more.
Pros: Well-written plot, well voiced, Instantly likable characters, Great comic book style
Cons: Basic, sluggish fighting, Frustrating at times, No drop-in-drop-out co-op
Excerpt: Miss old-school, button-mashy brawlers? Unbound Saga was made with you in mind. Focusing on two comic-book heroes seeking revenge on the creator who torments them, Saga has you smashing through arena-like comic panels filled with smashable objects, busting the heads of the largely interchangeable thugs who get in your way. It’s about as repetitive as it sounds, but Saga has a few saving graces.
Pros: + Self-aware story is just goofy enough to be engaging., + Button-spamming action is fun for the few hours the game lasts.
Cons: - Really repetitive action, with mostly uninteresting enemies., ? Why don’t brawling superheroes just wear sweats? It’d be much more comfortable and sensible, really.