Reviews for PixelJunk Monsters Ultimate
Easy to learn but couldn't get into.Qwertyfour | Oct. 1, 2013 | See all Qwertyfour's reviews »
PixelJunk is a great easy to get into casual type game. Instead of just being an omnipotent god, you're a turtle like thing who has to actually walk around to build his towers, but they can only be built on certain nodes (trees). Having played Dungeon Defenders, I couldn't really get too into this game, but I can see how more casual type gamers will enjoy this game. The UI is pretty easy and the game has simple mechanics which will appeal to some, but just not me. Perhaps my qualm is the tower defense genre in games as a whole, but I did not enjoy this game. One example of a tower defense game I did enjoy was Dungeon Defenders but that's not your standard tower defense game.
An interesting Tower Deffencenightassassin1 | Aug. 31, 2013 | See all nightassassin1's reviews »
I believe Pixel Junk originated on the console market, but after doing so well it seems to have moved into the pc market now too. Me and my brother have played the original Pixel Junk Monsters for hours on the PS3 and so I was interested in getting this one for the PC. I have always been more of a PC player to begin with. The controls in this are pretty easy to get the hang of and so are the rules. I find it much easier to control a mouse than a joystick as well. I first thought this would end up being a port from the console, but if it is, I can't tell. The game is made very well and the controls are great.
This ultimate version of the previous Pixel Junk Monsters adds a small amount of extras to it that enhance the play compared to the older version, but a cool feature that I really like is it allows for local and online multiplayer. A game is always more fun when played with a buddy.
This is one of the better tower defense games out there at the moment and at a very reasonable price point of $20. If you enjoy tower defense games and like cartoonish graphics, then this is for you. I have heard some people say that they don't like the graphics and it hinders the experience for them, but I also know people who call themselves "pixel junkies" because they have spent a few hundred hours playing the game. I have found that the PC version is just as good, if not better. Not having my PS3 with me at college, I was unable to play this game until now. Definitely a good buy.
I give it a 97. Could have improved just a couple things, but nothing worth mentioning here and would have liked to see different character choices.
Great Tower Defense Gamekai246 | Aug. 30, 2013 | See all kai246's reviews »
Having played a few tower defense games, I have played my fair share of bad ones. Thankfully this isn't one of them.
For me, PixelJunk Monsters is a game where I can play a couple levels at a time and put down for the next session. There is not a lot of depth story wise however its presentation and game play means that I have a blast when playing.
Essentially you are trying to protect your tribe from the wide range of monsters in the game. You do this by building towers each with different abilities. I felt that the towers were balanced in accordance to their cost and the money picked up went up at a steady rate meaning that I never felt cheated when losing a round.
The presentation is great and it is definitely up there for one of the better looking tower defense games I've played.
There are a range of different levels and with co op you can play with a friend, also locally. This game is fun to play and I definitely recommend you try it out.
Pretty but challengingivangroznyi1 | Aug. 27, 2013 | See all ivangroznyi1's reviews »
PixelJunk Monsters is a nice tower defense game with sweet colorful graphics. But don't let it mislead you because the game can be hard. Fortunately the world in which we'll be playing is divided into areas of different difficulties, so you can first practise in the easy area before moving on to the medium one, and so on. But even in the medium part of the land the number of enemies and the speed that they will be incoming at can be pretty challenging. The game has an easy and comprehensive interface and is well designed, so learning to play it should not be difficult even to people unfamiliar with tower defense games. But it doesn't make the game boring or childish, it's easy to learn but still challenging.