By Uber Entertainment, Inc.
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From the studio that made Monday Night Combat, comes a combat runner game set in the wild Outlands featuring characters from the MNC universe.
"Congratulations contestant! You've been volunteered for a one way trip to the Outlands to entertain millions in the latest craze of televised combat running. Run, slash, and jump your way to victory through exotic locations, deadly robots, and ever increasing acrobatic scenarios.
Collect mega loot and dazzle the crowd with elaborate costumes and weapons. If you manage to stay alive, there's a slight chance, you MIGHT win your freedom."
-A Universal App with HD optimized graphics for retina resolution.
-Tons of mix and match customization for outfits and weapons including rollerskating characters, panda heads, flame swords, and chefs hats.
-Avoid obstacles and destroy robots in style with upgrades for longer coin rainbows, powerups, and coin multipliers
"Their first step into mobile is one to be taken seriously." - Eli Cymet (TouchArcade)
"With striking animations, precise controls, and a touch of humor, Outland Games is well worth checking out, and will reward the time you put into it." - Scott Nichols (Gamezebo)
"A bright and entertaining endless-runner that gets the formula down perfectly, Outland Games is well worth some of your time." - Harry Slater (Pocket Gamer)
Flavorful but needs work
Infinite runner games are a dime a dozen these days, and its hard to find a lot to recommend this one. The flavor is spot-on, and the announcer is great to listen to, but the game quickly loses its sheen.
The biggest problem is a lack of variety. Two backgrounds, alternating in the same order, makes the player painfully aware of how his current run stacks up to previous ones. Two power ups feel limiting and dull. Upgrades are similarly utilitarian, with no one-use items. It's like they tried to make a startup product, some sort of minimum viable alpha build, and shoved it out the door figuring that they could always add content later. Even the otherwise superb voice work could have used about three times as many snippets.
The difficulty curve is rough as well. You're limited to one life, period, and spend a long time in areas that quickly become routine before the challenge ramps up abruptly, leading to 10 or 20 seconds of good gameplay before your untimely demise. Multiple hit points or a more varied difficulty curve would solve this problem.
All the same, the core mechanics are good and the animation is beautiful. It's a perfect "heartbreaker" game--good enough to want to keep playing, but flawed enough to be frustrating.
don't get me wrong, this is a great game...
but it completely lacks variety when it comes to levels.
After playing a few times I started to realize that the same level was repeating, and it was quite annoying.
For an infinite go game, it NEEDS randomly generated levels to keep the gamer coming back.
Also, their are only two power ups which are too original, but they're fine for a new game.
I hope and trust that the developers of this game update the above stated soon, but really otherwise this game IS pretty dared fun for what it is as of now.
great artwork, boring gameplay
Animations and artwork are great, however the gameplay is quite boring. Levels don't even feel randomized. The shop is pretty boring as well. Upgrades are rather pointless, just costumes really. Despite the nice animations, in general the game repetitive very quickly.
I would hold off on this one until they make it more interesting.
Edit: After playing for a while, I decided to lower my rating to two stars. The reason for this is because the upgrades are incredibly dry. The weapons don't do anything, not even additional animations, and the other upgrades I just completely pointless. You will get bored of this game within 10 to 20 minutes.
Not even great artwork can save a boring game.
- Category: Games
- Released: Mar 07, 2013
- Version: 1.0.2
- Size: 37.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Uber Entertainment, Inc.
- © Uber Entertainment, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad mini with Retina display Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (4th generation), and iPod touch (5th generation). This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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