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Awesomenauts Game Review
Proficiency in Multiplayer Online Battle Arena games is not acquired overnight rather it’s a matter of constant determination for over a time of several months. MOBA games like Dota and League of Legends have had their fair share of popularity with learning trends that become redundant with time. Awesomenauts is another MOBA that reigned over consoles for being one of the few MOBA games available, now with the release of a PC version it is head set to outshine its PC counterparts since it is the best PC-based MOBA out there. Accessible and attractive enough with its 2D setup for any new player to grab his share of the genre, however, the progressively profound substance loaded in Awesomenauts is best suited for the craving appetites of experts. With new characters with enhanced balance tweaks and a special addition of a robo-laser-armed French chameleon, this game is set to hit the shore with pretty high tides.
Listening from a second-hand source about the storyline of Awesomenauts, one instantly deems it as a waste of time since it sounds like a race between two groups for an energy source. But come to think, gamers are more about the game than the story itself. You are one out of the eight Awesomenauts with two console DLC characters also introduced in the PC version. Together you strive loyally on a mission aimed at mining solar, galactic fuel as well as currency. The interest-grabbing aspect of this game that makes it different from typical battlefield arenas is you don’t play against your competitors by killing them out; rather your aim with your team is to destroy their solar nucleus instead. It’s all about careful strategic planning, taking smart decisions in the nick of time while keeping the team intact and working.
Your target is not in plain sight; in fact you with your team mates need to locate it from behind all the towers and turrets. Once located, your obvious next strategy is how you are going to move towards it. Your team is not alone in this feat, count on your solar core to come for your assistance. It sprouts droids out that carve at the turrets as a cover for you to stand behind and time your attack with more precise weapons you own. To move ahead, you plan your strategies to move in all directions to fight your way forward.
Being at the constant risk of clashing decisions with not just you but three different protagonists coming together to battle things out according to their own specific ways fitting best to their minds, you are in a constant alert state. One wrong move and you are doomed. With apparent look of a mission that might wear off with time, this simple idea is actually a frenzy of crazy matches between multiplayer teams. Some features that adorn Awesomenauts include creatures providing health bonus as you squat them on the go, jump pad within multiple levels and ecological perils that come into play as you move along with your destructive droids scurrying on the paths the.
The individual and team-based scope for customization carves out your particular set of abilities. Some options like healer, damage dealer, tank, ranged etc. give out the diversity in the roles of each player. These upgrades are attainable in exchange for the solar you earn while battling. Being at the liberty of choosing from more than dozen upgrades all listed right in front levels up the excitement with cartoon demonstrations to lay out the full use of each upgrade but the real gaming skills jump in when you decide the time and place to exercise these upgrades.
The upgrade, too, demands cautious pre-analysis before it can be attained as each particular one changes the entire style of fighting. For instance, one health based upgrade would be going tank with Clunk adjoined with an increased biting capability to eat up creatures that prolongs the life of the character. In comparison, you might go for a glass cannon ability to make missile launching more destruct-friendly leading to more damage but the death toll of your character might also increase ending in a loss of hard-earned solar. Best option in Awesomenauts is to go for a character with abilities matching your own unique combating technique. Some of these upgrades are activated as soon as they are attained, while others stay back in an inert state till you decide to use them.
All these upgrades are not laid on the table all at once. In fact, first the character needs to be developed into a higher profile while fighting even if you do not settle well with the current character. Do it in the only single player mode, the offline mode against Ai-controlled opponents or level up while fighting in the game against real players, it’s entirely up to you. Real gamers would definitely go for real opponents. With each level up, you will unlock a certain set of upgrades. To help you with the game, there are mini tutorials at the start of Awesomenauts but these give less information on character building and more idea about the game mechanics. Absence of upgrade-based tips leaves you to learn critical tactics as you play, more challenging the fight means more deep the learning like fighting against fully upgraded combination characters.
The trick is to find out about the characters as much as you can. This time invested in gaining character-knowledge is cashed out in a two-way manner: the more you know about the character the more expertly you can use it to combat; conversely you can fight better against these characters as well. Without knowing about these, if a new player jumps in the game he might spend a few matches before getting hold of the character. Picking the right character is vital: something like Yuri might be a bad choice in the face of very well skilled Leon; this monkey is an easy target for the French lizard.
Each ability is specified to a hotkey on PC keyboard for PC-versions. The character controls are an easy balance from keys to mouse and back. Keep an eye on your opponent while you operate the character to escape blazing turret fire, this feat has comparative ease on PC. Same control policy is followed on gamepads as on the game consoles. Your game action is directly affected by the operation level of your controls and Awesomenauts has achieved this part mighty successfully.
Like all good MOBAs, team play is the key to ultimate goal achievement in Awesomenauts and getting a well synced team is cherry on top of the cake. Playing alone is neither an option nor does it last very long. You are always an integral part of a fully functional team keeping up where each player fills out for the shortcomings of another in a beautiful balance. This might be an initiation of a long lasting comradeship. Devising a strategy while relying on your teammates to carry out the decisive objectives in the plans and looking for the next challenge as you keep leveling up is purely addictive. Things keep getting more attention-catching as you wait for the next team, anxious building up how your strategy turns out head on with their plans of action. Once in the groove, you can hardly let go of this addiction.
The visuals are set in a 2D environment that sets Awesomenauts aside from other MOBA games. In fact, it has elements straight from a cartoon world with lively songs for themes, weird crazy characters, vibrant color schemes and characters filled with individualistic traits. You get a good taste of this setup with the player exposed to super animated intro at level launch. The characters are as diverse and unique to their personality as can be. There is no way you will confuse one with the other when the combat gets too turbulent; gliding Voltar is easily set aside from a hopping Froggy G at any stage of the frenzied fight.
As compared to the consoles, minor glitches have been smoothed out in PC version including net codes and balance issues for characters. You can switch in and out without losing your game to any error in connection. If any other of your teammate goes offline, Awesomenauts immediately switches it with a bot. Though your strategy faces a hard blow with removal of your team player but it’s still better than playing alone. As soon as the player returns, the bot is switched back to the player character. There aren’t many instances online where players drop out without warning which has added up to the previously meagerly balanced characters to a perfect level. On top of that, more balance had been introduced by toning some characters down, like in consoles a fully upgraded Leon could take even a slightly imbalanced team out in a snip of a second but it has now been altered to level all the characters in the game. This talks for more competition than before.
For players who are new to MOBA genre must get their hands on Awesomenauts for a good start. A couple of friends, a good pre-analysis of every character to be used and interest in the genre are your ingredients to having an enjoyable time with this game. With increasing popularity and a small 10$, this game is bound to top the race with competitive strategic planning to the core of the competition.