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Ranked from 16 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.
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This game feels very complete in that it had a singular objective and it achieved that. I appreciated the wit and punchlines around the game loop, but feel like it could’ve pushed the joke a bit harder in the gameplay itself. Overall a very solid game that gave me some good laughs.
- Clean, basic design
- Industry commentary
- Repetitive & cheesable gameplay
The biggest ding against this game for me is that the tower defense gameplay ended up feeling really tedious - to the point where after the initial laughs wore off, it was a slog to get through to have the next funny moment. Once I realized you could barricade the pound with the indestructible towers, it was just tedious to wait for the level to end. Spicing that up by going deeper on integrating the various trends in gaming (for example - if the slot machine was how you populated what pieces you could buy in that section) would go a long way towards making the short-loop more engaging.
My only criticism of the humor is that it seems to be the type of humor where you keep repeating the punchline, it goes to not funny, and then loops back around to funny - which I believe it did for a fair few people, but it didn’t really jive for me with things like the infinite kickstarter credits list. I kept waiting for it to do something and then going “oh okay, this is it, I see”, and on to the next one.
Relive the history of fictional British game developer Clive Sturridge through the ages, with his original hit "Battle Defence" and it's many needless sequels.
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It showcases the many unnecessary sequels to an original fictional game.
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