Meet The Glitchrunners…
Chaotic, five player mayhem takes over in Glitchrunners – a local multiplayer experience like no other!
Glitchrunners is an asymmetric local multiplayer game that uses second-screen technology to create a chaotic and exciting experience. Up to four players, using a PC/Mac, run an action-packed side scrolling 3D gauntlet, contending with treacherous team mates, hair-raising hazards and a whole lot of explosions.
A final player takes on the role of the Architect – and uses a second screen to dynamically control the game environment itself. With the world at their fingertips, the Architect can collapse buildings, throw countless objects and unleash mind bending special powers in real time as they attempt to stop their friends.
Before anything else, i suppose the biggest thing I can mention about this game is that it's best played with friends. On one side, that is a great thing, as it can really bring out the fun party-game feel of screaming at each other while being overly competitive with people you are familiar and comfortable with. On the other hand, this is its main drawback. If you don't have anyone to play with, this game becomes somewhat boring. You're alone freaking out at your own tricks and combos, and you look around to tell someone, anyone, "DID YOU SEE THAT?!" only to find no one else in the room with you. This game gets pretty intense, and it's the sort of intensity that you really want to share with other people that makes this game really fun. It's good that it gives you a spare key to share with a friend, but other than that, it's not much on its own. There's enough content to tide you over until your next LAN party, but until then you'll be sitting in a room playing some other game, probably. Also, two people may be a good number, but playing with a full room is satisfying. The shouting and the taunting and the laughing that would have been had if your friends were over makes this game a good game. Overall, it's really fun and can be enjoyed for a couple of hours at a time. Just make sure you have someone to play with.
Got this game to sit with my house mates, have a few beers and a bit of a laugh. There is something truly special about sending a car flying into the face of someone sitting next to you. Played with a PC hooked up to a TV and linked the architect in with a macbook. for the architect I would recommend an actual mouse instead of the pad that laptops have. Overall delivered what I expected and we all had great fun!
Glitchrunners is good in concept but bad in execution. Glitchrunners is a five player multiplayer-only game where four players play the game and normal and a fifth player controls the level and causes the titular glitches, which aren’t glitches so much as they are just random things that can be done in the level. Really there are only two ways to play: survive as a team or KO everyone else. There are weapons, but nothing that is standout or sets it apart from other games. However, there are some serious problems with Glitchrunners. The camera just sucks. It is impossible to tell where your character is in the level and it is easy to get lost or get KOd by something you couldn’t see. But what is even worse is that there (at least currently) is no standard matchmaking, meaning if you don’t have friends who own the game you will never be able to play Glitchrunners. This needs to be fixed immediately. Glitchrunners is the epitome of “good on paper”, as a lot of what it promises sounds good, but it just isn’t delivered.
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