In Space We Brawl aims to provide another local multiplayer only title set in space, but it does have the benefit of also providing bots as well which some of these titles neglect to do so. As I mention in each of this local multiplayer game reviews its ridiculous not to feature online multiplayer and while that wouldn't have greatly benefitted the title it would have been nice. The game features three core modes which are all very similar to each other and a challenge area. The challenge area just offers a list of small tasks to complete if that's something you're interested in. The regular modes are just a gladiator, tournament and championship which as mentioned have minor changes from one another. Gladiator is just a quickplay and you play until the set amount of lives run out or a time limit is hit. Tournament mode changes this to the winner being the best out of a set of matches and championship mode is played until a player hits the targeted score. That's it and with that there wasn't a whole lot to the game in general without even offering game mode variation.
There's a selection of levels available across the cosmos with some minor selection in-between but the levels aren't much more than just a single screen viewing area. Players are able to fly through one end and come out the other which is fine, but every level is extremely claustrophobic. This is clearly apparent right from the start as the ships are large taking up big pieces of the map and floating asteroids take up the rest. The combat is also rather messy as there's a good selection of weapons present for the ships, but it's just chaos on the screen with a blur of fire and hard to keep track of what's going on. Visually the game looks alright with a nice bright palette of colors, but even then it's nothing special to watch.
The game runs mostly fine without issues though there isn't anything to it aside from a couple areas that are basically just the same. It really doesn't have much of a core to it and while it contains bots I'm not a fan of local multiplayer only games these days. The gameplay was also rather boring being such a frenzy of closed space that you could do much. There's not a ton to write about as there just isn't much to the game in general, but once again it does run fine. It's just that the game doesn't have anything to it with gameplay that wasn't very unique or exciting.
In Space We Brawl: Full Arsenal Edition Review on Xbox One
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