Playing Starbound, I’m reminded of my time in Terraria. I liked Terraria but it didn’t hold my attention for too long after writing my review. Starbound is more enticing due to its space theme. Don’t like the planet you started on? Hop aboard your starship and fly to a new one. It’s really liberating.
Awesomenauts was released on the consoles in May but I didn’t get around to playing it then. Now, with its release on Steam, I was able to give this 2D, sidecroller/platformer/MOBA mashup a try. As a casual MOBA fan, I was looking forward to this.
When I reviewed New Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo DS, I loved it and went lengths to explain how much I liked it. In that light, since this is the evolution of that concept, I’m not going to go in depth about the base concept or Nintendo going back to basics here. Instead, let’s cover what makes this a great game.