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Castle Crashers - Available now on Xbox Live Arcade
Lord-Ezekiel 
27/8/08 7:23:50 PM
Champion

Castle Crashers is available right now on Xbox Live Arcade.

It will set you back 1200 Microsoft points, which gets you 20 levels, more than 40 weapons, and more than 20 unlockable characters - making this one of the biggest games ever on Xbox Live Arcade.
Want more of a bargain? They're also throwing in a free dashboard theme, and two free gamerpics! Woo!

From Chienne @ http://games.internode.on.net/content.php?mode=news&id=3668

Sounds good in the blurb, but after playing the demo, I'm left wondering what all the fuss was about?

I wasn't really getting much enjoyment from it, and the one time i died (in the middle of the boss fight), instead of being reset at the start of it, i got reset ages back at the start of the area and had to kill about 50+ guys to get there again...not impressed.

1200 Microsoft Points?
Pffft.

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Charcoal 
27/8/08 8:21:06 PM
Hero
Immortal


Downloading the full game now :D

Loved the demo/preview that came out ages ago.

Unfortunately I can't play it until Saturday, because a few guys from work are getting together to play it...

Oh well :(

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kunzie 
27/8/08 9:08:28 PM
Immortal

Charcoal: add me to XBL friends :D

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XBL: tangents

Dear Diary, a creepy giant stared at me today and I didn't like it as much as I thought I would.

The End 
27/8/08 9:54:25 PM
Hero
Titan


It's great :)

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The proof is in the pudding.

The pudding... of their doom.

kunzie 
27/8/08 11:07:31 PM
Immortal

It's madness!

Was in a 4 player game and I could hardly tell what was going on. The green dude with full magic is fkn kickass!

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XBL: tangents

Dear Diary, a creepy giant stared at me today and I didn't like it as much as I thought I would.

mobon 
28/8/08 12:56:40 AM
Champion
yellow dude with full magic here, cant seem to get a live game tho.

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kunzie 
28/8/08 1:25:39 AM
Immortal

mobon: is that the fire guy?

I've had to host games for it to work.

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XBL: tangents

Dear Diary, a creepy giant stared at me today and I didn't like it as much as I thought I would.

thylacine 
28/8/08 10:20:08 AM
Titan

Cute... Tempting purchase.

Reminds me SO much of Golden Axe so far though... the level layout of the demo stage, even the moves of the enemy, the flashing 'proceed' arrows etc... Maybe that's intentional I dunno...

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hectorbustnuts 
28/8/08 10:24:36 AM
Hero
Immortal




Been loving the demo.

Good fun.

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Lord-Ezekiel 
28/8/08 10:48:08 AM
Champion

Quote by thylacine
Cute... Tempting purchase.

Reminds me SO much of Golden Axe so far though... the level layout of the demo stage, even the moves of the enemy, the flashing 'proceed' arrows etc... Maybe that's intentional I dunno...


Yeah, i got that too, felt just like golden axe with a new coat of paint.

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NOW PLAYING:
Burnout Paradise [Xbox 360]
Kingdom Under Fire: Circle Of Doom [Xbox 360]

Xbox 360 Gamertag: Warlord Ezekiel

hectorbustnuts 
28/8/08 10:56:11 AM
Hero
Immortal


Quote by Lord-Ezekiel
Quote by thylacine
Cute... Tempting purchase.

Reminds me SO much of Golden Axe so far though... the level layout of the demo stage, even the moves of the enemy, the flashing 'proceed' arrows etc... Maybe that's intentional I dunno...


Yeah, i got that too, felt just like golden axe with a new coat of paint.




Where's the problem?

<<_<<

>>_>>

Nope, all good here.

:P

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Rock out with your cock out. Jam out with your clam out.

kunzie 
28/8/08 11:21:27 AM
Immortal

They've taken the best bits of all beat-em-up games and added a small touch of RPG - all the while maintaining a hand drawn art style. I love it!

You even have to beat up your buddies to get the girl at the end of the boss fights. Fantastic.

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XBL: tangents

Dear Diary, a creepy giant stared at me today and I didn't like it as much as I thought I would.

The End 
28/8/08 11:59:15 AM
Hero
Titan


It's everything a modern 2D game should be:

* Proven and fun mechanics
* An eye-catching, modern, HD look
* Spiced up with modern gameplay elements
* Lots of multiplayer and extra content
* Online functionality.

Easily worth the 1200 points, and then some.

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The proof is in the pudding.

The pudding... of their doom.

kunzie 
28/8/08 12:27:16 PM
Immortal

Completing the game unlocks insane mode. Enemies have .... like 10x the HP.

I doubt I'll be able to play with people from Aus unfortunately. Whenever I try to host a game and people join with a no-bar connection, it drops the game, every time :(

It's quite buggy still. Going between solo and online play caused me a few problems - I lost all of my collected weapons and animals. I've heard stories of peoples' characters getting wiped entirely :(

Still, much fun!

I haven't seen the Alien Homonid boss fight yet... if there is one at all.

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XBL: tangents

Dear Diary, a creepy giant stared at me today and I didn't like it as much as I thought I would.

BoonyPC 
28/8/08 12:40:32 PM
Master

Despite already having Lost Chapters on PC I just got the xbox original Fable to play through before Fable 2 hits so I think I will play through that before I try this one out....

What is the gameplay like? Sidescrolling beat em-up with RPG elements is what I gather, does that sound about right?

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kunzie 
28/8/08 12:48:25 PM
Immortal

Almost. Add in a massive amount of collectable weapons, characters and animal companions and you'd be 100% right.

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XBL: tangents

Dear Diary, a creepy giant stared at me today and I didn't like it as much as I thought I would.

mobon 
28/8/08 1:10:24 PM
Champion
theres an alien hominid level where you get kidnapped by a spaceship
, thats all ive seen so far.

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the best thing about buying the nvidia 9800gtx wasnt buying it... it was telling all the ati fanboys that i did!

kunzie 
28/8/08 1:16:04 PM
Immortal

Quote by mobon
theres an alien hominid level where you get kidnapped by a spaceship
, thats all ive seen so far.




Kidnapped?? Damn, I walked right in to the tractor beam!

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XBL: tangents

Dear Diary, a creepy giant stared at me today and I didn't like it as much as I thought I would.

mobon 
28/8/08 1:25:44 PM
Champion
well so did i but i thought u were meant too :P

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the best thing about buying the nvidia 9800gtx wasnt buying it... it was telling all the ati fanboys that i did!

thylacine 
28/8/08 3:00:25 PM
Titan

Quote by hectorbustnuts
Quote by Lord-Ezekiel
Quote by thylacine
Cute... Tempting purchase.

Reminds me SO much of Golden Axe so far though... the level layout of the demo stage, even the moves of the enemy, the flashing 'proceed' arrows etc... Maybe that's intentional I dunno...


Yeah, i got that too, felt just like golden axe with a new coat of paint.




Where's the problem?

<<_<<

>>_>>

Nope, all good here.

:P



None whatsoever :-) Just noticed it, that's all...

I agree it's worth the 1200, but it's still cash I'm kinda strapped for, and got PUH-LENTY of other games at the moment...

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"A wise man... proportions his belief to the evidence" - David Hume, On Miracles

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