Story - 40%
Graphics - 75%
Audio - 75%
Gameplay - 75%
Replayability - 75%
Button Mashing Mayhem
Brepare for button mashing mayhem as you enter the world of Brawlout. Choose between one of six combatants and scratch your head as you try to figure out what the hell going on. Crunch buttons as you try to pull off an epic rage move; this is what’s to be expected when playing Brawlout.
Brawlout is a competitive platform fighter where the object is to bite, tear, lick, scratch, punch, kick, don’t know what that was, snowball, bongo zap your opponents off the ledge of the arena to claim victory and show what it means to carry the title of Exemplar.
From the moment the game starts and the music begins playing, you can already feel that this is going to be one fast paced ride. Simple menus drop you get you in the thick of it as soon as possible as the servers try to pair you up with people across the globe or you can play against the AI. Unfortunately the Africa server is a bit lacking and takes quite a while before you can clobber someone. You can also take a bit more of a relaxed approach and hit the gym. This is great to test you combat skills with each of the characters in the roster.
Because this primarily multiplayer, I enlisted my friend, Gert, to play a few rounds with me. And the verdict? Gert kicked my ass, LOL. There weren’t many issues with the speed but did lag a little at times. Other than that it was pretty smooth. The only issue I had is when there are four avatars on screen. This might be my machine though but the game becomes quite laggy.
Brawlout is currently in its beta form which means there is still a fair amount of work to do but also leaves room for more awesomeness. There is not much in the way of a story other than the character bio’s that gives a brief history on where the fighters come from. This is understandable because it is such a fast paced game but would really like it if the characters were a bit more in depth.
Was good clean fun and will be happy to see what new improvements are made to Brawlout.
Reviewed on: PC
Available on: Steam, PS4, Xbox One
Genre: Fighting Platformer
Age Rating: 12
Publisher/Developer: Angry Mob Games
Estimated RRP: R219
Release Date: 20 April 2017
- Fast Paced
- It’s not really a dislike as it is early access but would like some more meat on it