Price: 19.99 / CDN 21.99 (75% off until the 19th)
Wazzat: A super frantic Arcade Tower Defense, McDROID starts gently then progressively challenges your trigger finger and your wits (and your sanity) as you multitask like a robotic-spider-doggy-thing: running, shooting, building base, herding, healing, harvesting, repairing, planting, upgrading, researching, frying giant snail-hammer-thing with a giant-tesla-on-your-back (it actually happens).
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Makes with the working
- Performance is not that great even at 1080P.
- It struggles to hit 60ferps regulary.
- At 2160P it will often drop to 20+
- I’m dinging it a chair for not working /w a contolla plugged in.
- Network multiplayer is a wee buggy
Shiny / Sounds
- How far we’ve come.
- When this game was first in alpha 2013’ish it looked amazeballs for a Linux title.
- Fast forward to 2016… yeah, not so much.
- That’s not to say it’s fugly by any measure.
- In fact, the cartoon cell-shaded aesthetic looks a bit of alright. Hell, it even holds up.
- The bright colours and detailed environments are a nice change from the bog standard hipster-pixel tower defense games of late.
- However, the AA is so horrid I want to call it rubbish but that would be an insult to rubbish.
- The retro-rock soundtrack works for what it is and the limited voice work is borderline entertaining.
- Menu text is a bit jacked when running at 2160P.
- There is voice acting. Its limited and pretty annoying though
- Nothing wrong about the graphics. The visuals are consistent, being a game about a cute robot
- It’s not entirely cell shaded, which can be a little jarring
- Overall, nothing wrong with it, but nothing to write home about either
- There’s a slight bug with the sprites, in that the alpha channel is on the same layer as the post processing and it causes some weird squares to show up on screen.
- Outside of that, the graphics are good enough and the cell shading will ensure it’ll hold up for a few more years.
- Not complaining about the sounds.
- We get our share of non-voice-acted games, when they clearly benefited from it and, while this game didn’t exactly need it, it’s a nice touch.
- Now, it clearly states “QWERTY only and Gamepad not supported” in the sys requirements so I’m not dinging it a chair for that… BUT
- Having to hunt down +disable_gamepad on to make the damn thing work is not a good start.
- More importantly this will cause the average user to insta-refund.
- This is the second game that breaks controls if a gamepad is plugged in.
- That said the keyboard/gerbil layout is logical and works fine.
- That full controller support is a lie!
- Can’t rebind controls.
- It’s TD with nothing new.
- That’s not necessarily a bad thing if you consider TD the second coming of baby jesus but at 19.99 it’s a tough sell.
- Once the novelty of collecting strawberries and upgrading your tachikoma wears off things get repetitive with a quickness.
- That’s not to say it isn’t challenging since it becomes FK you hard later on.
- One interesting feature is being able to invite your mates to help you sort some levels but as we found out the other night that can be a little hit-or-miss.
- Speaking of multiplayer… yeah, it’s a ghost town.
- Our online adventure made up 3/4ths of the playerbase.
- When I say 3/4 I mean there were four people online and we were three of them.
- They’ve certainly upped the difficulty since the last time
- I still think tower defense games are boring, and this one probably won’t change your mind
- I think they imply that Michael Jackson is jewish in this
- There’s been a lot of work put into this game.
- It’s very clearly a work of love… just not mine
- It takes a special kind of sauce to get me interested in a tower defense game, nowadays.
- And, unfortunately, it’s not the case with this game.
- It’s mediocre.
- It has a few issues, it has a few things it does well, but neither are worthy bothering your parents with actual physical mail.
- Remember last week when I said Bound by Flame was the kind of mediocre I enjoyed?
- McDroid is the other kind.