Bounty Battle appeared a promising fighter, taking many acquainted (and fewer identified) indies and sticking them in a Smash Bros. fashion sport. However, it comes up nicely quick in most respects. Sadly, that is no good fighter.
It does have a cool intro, although, even when the enjoyable story you count on to get developed from it by no means transpires. It’s a possibility missed for certain with all of those characters. That appears to be a constant theme with Bounty Battle, missed alternatives.
The tutorial feels rushed. Messages will flash by earlier than you will have an opportunity to complete studying them. It’s considered one of “A bunch of sport modes,” which additionally has a “Coaching Room” amongst them. The place’s the world that lets me remap the controls? Or choose problem settings?
Event leaves me with this query: “Why do I all the time have to start out with the identical character?” Once more, a possibility missed to take full benefit of this indie solid. The circulate additionally makes the suspect AI stand out. Generally I get hit, and I’ll marvel how lengthy it’ll be earlier than I may even rise up once more. Different occasions, I win with ease.
The sport defaults to Versus and Native, maybe subtly admitting that the Event and different modes are weak. However these lack that pick-up-and-play high quality you may count on from an indie Smash. The “Minion” sidekicks that struggle alongside you, whereas loaded with potential, barely appear to do something. There’s no on-line both—missed alternatives.
Visually, Bounty Battle is on the darker aspect. Mixed with a number of distracting results, it impacts visibility, and thus playability, particularly in handheld mode. The music’s not dangerous, however definitely not sufficient to compensate for the graphical points. Did I point out the sport has a number of decelerate? Fairly a little bit of s-l-o-w down.
Regardless of some daring self-promotion, “The last word indie preventing sport,” this isn’t. Can I give Bounty Battle a slight suggestion for character range alone? No, I can’t. There are extreme points by way of and thru, together with (however definitely not restricted to) lack of fluency, gameplay selection, and depth. The scarcity of leisure means I gained’t replay this one a lot, and at $24.99, you most likely shouldn’t play it in any respect, except a patch arrives.