Reviews by sennju

95

A racing game for the ages

sennju | Feb. 9, 2014 | Review of Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed

For the longest time the Mario Kart franchise has been the one to beat among the newcomers to the kart racing genre, but All Stars Racing might have changed that. Sumo Digital has done an outstanding job with this game. The presentation is top notch, beautiful and diverse locales that even if you're not a SEGA kid you'll appreciate as they all are breathtaking in detail and fun to race through, most change in layout with each lap.

The music is excellent and fits the mood of the game perfectly.

Gameplay wise, the game feels balanced in the sense that your placing on the finish line depends more on your skill than luck and you can unlock a variety of "mods" for each racer so that every character has at least one viable build. The game is bets played with a Xbox 360 controller. My only complaint with the PC version is that in some really rare situations the game will not recognize the 360 controller, but all you have to do is erase the controller config file in My Documents SART folder and open the game again.

93

Easy to pick up and play, difficult to drop!

sennju | May 28, 2013 | Review of Awesomenauts

Awesomenauts is a great game if you are interested in MOBAs but lack the time or patience that other traditional games in this genre require. But that does not mean that is a simple game, think Smash Brothers compared with traditional fighters, it has the strategy, reflexes and action of a traditional game but without complex motions or esoteric mechanics.

Then there is the presentation, the game is filled with crazy, cartoony characters with great voice acting, dialggue and matching music that gives them tons of personality.

It has to be mentioned that the developer (RONIMO) is notable for staying in touch with the community and constantly working on the balance of the game, adding more and more unique characters full of personality and interesting skills, and being simply awesome.

The only annoyance comes from the lack of dedicated servers and the sometimes flawed matchmaking, but the last one is solved by convincing your friends (be that online or local) to form a team, it's a lot more fun this way!

In conclusion, give this game a chance, you'll thank me later :D

90

Easy to pick up and play, difficult to drop!

sennju | May 28, 2013 | Review of Awesomenauts

Awesomenauts is a great game if you are interested in MOBAs but lack the time or patience that other traditional games in this genre require. But that does not mean that is a simple game, think Smash Brothers compared with traditional fighters, it has the strategy, reflexes and action of a traditional game but without complex motions or esoteric mechanics.

Then there is the presentation, the game is filled with crazy, cartoony characters with great voice acting, dialggue and matching music that gives them tons of personality.

It has to be mentioned that the developer (RONIMO) is notable for staying in touch with the community and constantly working on the balance of the game, adding more and more unique characters full of personality and interesting skills, and being simply awesome.

The only annoyance comes from the lack of dedicated servers and the sometimes flawed matchmaking, but the last one is solved by convincing your friends (be that online or local) to form a team, it's a lot more fun this way!

In conclusion, give this game a chance, you'll thank me later :D