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Brawlhalla 2.73      

Size:   187MB

License:   FREEWARE

Publisher:  Visit Website | More Programs

Release Date:   2017-08-17

Submit Date:   2017-08-17

OS:  Windows XP/Vista/7/8.1/10 (32-Bit/64-Bit)

Downloads:   1375

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Smash Brothers is one of the most popular games in the world, both for typical players and professionals. It's really weird, then, that the genre of mascot fighter never really took off. There were attempts to replicate the game's success, of course, but there was always something missing. Even the later entries in that series seemed to be missing something. It's a little weird to think, then, that the successor to this very popular game might be found on the PC and star a cast of entirely original characters. That's what Brawlhalla's attempting to become, though, and it might have the success to back it up.

Colorful Characters, Easy To Play, Great Fun

Brawhalla features a lot of the same mechanics you'd expect to see in a mascot fighter. There are a handful of items, a cast of colorful characters, and the ability to knock players off the side to score a KO. The game is fast-paced, but strangely easy for new players to pick up. If you sit down with friends in front of the game, you'll have a great time - especially if your friends don't go into the game with preconceived notions. In fact, Brawhalla benefits because there aren't many games to compare it to.

At its core, this is a simple fighter - and that's a very good thing. There aren't a ton of complicated mechanics, but everything in the game works well. That's a running theme throughout, actually - if it's in the game, it works. Character animations are fluid, the fighting controls are tight, and even online play is a breeze. Everything here works, largely because of a significant attention to detail. You can tell the people who made the game love it and want others to love it just as much as they do. It's a game by and for fans, and that should count for something.

No game's perfect, though, and Brawhalla mostly suffers from the expectations set in by the main game in the genre. There's just enough here to satisfy everyone - from weapons to stages to characters, it seems like there should be more to this game. It's very easy to see these shortcomings because Brawhalla doesn't have the distraction that theoretically defines the genre - there are no beloved mascots in this game. It's fine to depend on entirely new characters, of course, but you can't expect to get the same amount of leeway that you'd get from playing with a better-known cast.

Must Play Fighting Game

Should you play Brawhalla? Absolutely. If you like the Smash Brothers series for the fighting style and the competition, you'll adore this game. If you want to see well-known characters duke it out in well-known spaces, though, you aren't going to find what you're looking for here. This is a great attempt to expand a genre that never really took off and it's one that deserves your respect. If you have a good group of friends who love casual fighting games, you should give this one a try. You'll be surprised by how fun this genre entry can be.

Software Product Description

Free platform fighter for up to 8 players online or locally.
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