Mutant Mudds developer Renegade Kid have expressed their discontent with Steam Greenlight, suggesting that a "popularity contest" relying on "unique publicity angles" might not be a perfect way of getting deserving games onto the platform.Click here to read more...
Mutant Mudds has finally escaped the 3DS eShop onto the PC, sporting 20 new levels and a graphical style based on classic retro games. It's a meaty and satisfying slab of traditional platforming, though I can't help but feel that the eyepopping 3D effect has been lost in translation. Either way, a few sites are running deals (and it's making a play for Steam approval on Greenlight), but Desura are sporting a nifty saving.
Platform: 3DS eShop
Developer: Renegade Kid
Publisher: UTV Ignition
The 3DS is still crying out for a killer dungeon crawler after Heroes Of Ruin fell at the last hurdle... and we genuinely thought that Planet Crashers 3D could be the answer to our prayers. Hailing from veteran handheld developer Renegade Kid (the studio behind Moon and Mutant Mudds), this charming proposition promised to marry universal appeal with lengthy and addictive questing, all wrapped up in jaunty pan-galactic voyage and a colourful art style worthy of Animal Crossing. Better yet, UTV Ignition announced that Planet Crashers 3D was going to release on the 3DS eShop rather than as a full-priced boxed title. I must admit to being rather excited about the whole endeavour ahead of last week's launch.
But perhaps the last-minute shift from high street retail to eShop should have rung alarm bells instead. Depressingly, an exciting planet-hopping premise ends up being wasted on one of the most bare-bones, mechanically flawed and downright ill-conceived RPGs you'll play this year. Each world's charming crust disguises a rotten core of unfulfilling grind and untold misery, riddled by hopelessly-implemented systems that never even aspire to reach the dizzying heights of mediocrity.
I always hate having to write hyperbolic sentences like that, especially when Planet Crashers 3D should have worked.
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Originally planned as a full retail release, handheld RPG Planet Crashers 3D will be launched tomorrow on the 3DS eShop, setting players back an attractive £9.00 instead of a boxed RRP. Planet Crashers promises to deliver an entire universe to explore, complete with dozens of characters, a strategic combat system and a cutesy graphical style.
Trailer and features after the break.Click here to read more...