Bounty Battle appeared a promising fighter, taking many acquainted (and fewer recognized) indies and sticking them in a Smash Bros. model sport. However, it comes up properly brief in most respects. Sadly, that is no good fighter.
It does have a cool intro, although, even when the enjoyable story you anticipate 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’ve got an opportunity to complete studying them. It’s one in every 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 issue settings?
Event leaves me with this query: “Why do I all the time have to begin with the identical character?” Once more, a possibility missed to take full benefit of this indie solid. The circulation 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 stand 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 anticipate from an indie Smash. The “Minion” sidekicks that battle 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 facet. Mixed with a number of distracting results, it impacts visibility, and thus playability, particularly in handheld mode. The music’s not dangerous, however actually 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 final word indie preventing sport,” this isn’t. Can I give Bounty Battle a slight advice for character variety alone? No, I can’t. There are extreme points by and thru, together with (however actually not restricted to) lack of fluency, gameplay selection, and depth. The scarcity of leisure means I received’t replay this one a lot, and at $24.99, you most likely shouldn’t play it in any respect, except a patch arrives.