Chu's Dynasty is one of the most visually stunning, deep and professional games to have released on Xbox Live Indie service, EVER.
I wouldn't say something like this lightly. Tribetoy have spent the last two years crafting a bona fide masterpiece that puts most XBLA titles to shame. Imagine if Super Smash Bros had been created with eyepopping hand-drawn artwork and soulful period Japanese soundtrack and you'll be somewhere near the mark. Each character feels unique and nuanced, with different fighting styles and some deep energy-based techniques.
Oh, and the visuals. The visuals! Mercy! The level of polish and quality goes beyond impressive and into genuinely unbelievable. Just... look.
Okay, basically, this is a game that you want. Luckily the utter legends over at Tribetoy have furnished me with a promo code so that one lucky reader can get involved.
As always, I like to keep things simple. Just drop us a line in the comments and show Chu's Dynasty some love! And as usual, any evidence that you've played the demo or done some research will stand you in good stead. It couldn't be simpler.
Chu's Dynasty is out now on the Xbox Live Marketplace for 240 Microsoft Points.