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Behemoth Game 3 = BattleBlock Theatre Ian's avatar
Picture of weeping guy The Behemoth, developers of Castle Crashers have announced that their third game, previously known appropriately known as "Game 3" is called BattleBlock Theatre. I don't think I can really describe in words what this game as about, so here's a trailer that will use moving images and sound to explain it for me. Neat.

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Ian's avatar

I really love the Behemoth aesthetic they've made for their games. It's true that it does look like a flash animation, but there ain't nothing wrong with that. Castle Crashers was a fine looking game too, but unfortunately I didn't really have a lot of fun playing it. Brawlers just don't really do it for me any more. If you ask me if I want to play some Streets of Rage 2 with you, my answer will be "Why certainly! I shall put the kettle on!", but I haven't enjoyed a new one pretty much since Streets of Rage 2.

This game looks like it has some interesting mechanics, and I still don't really understand what the core gameplay even after watching that trailer twice. I just hope that everyone weeps constantly, because the trailer certainly implies they will.

Sam's avatar

I agree that although Castle Crashers had a really unique feel to it and a gorgeous minimalistic look, it was just a little bit to repetitive to win over my body and soul. The mechanics do look interesting and I hope there are new ones for each play rather than just different variations. It also seems to imply that co-operative play will be more important than in their last venture, where you were essentially just fighting alongside each other with little interactivity.

I have to say though that the levels look pretty damn sterile and it comes across as some weird nursery version of Super Mario World 1-1 rather than anything to do with a play. I guess from the concept introduction I was hoping for something more along the lines of a 2D co-op version of American McGee's Grimm but I'll give it a chance as these first look videos can often be misleading.