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Outland Games Review

By Dave Flodine, on March 13, 2013


Outland Games
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PROS

  • Great music and announcer voice (as sparse as his dialogue is).
  • Store items very affordable with the abundance of coins the game gives you.

CONS

  • Nothing to add to the endless runner genre.
  • Framerate problems on older phones.

VERDICT

A middle of the road endless runner with a fair approach to the store.


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Outland Games is a continuation of the world set up in Uber Entertainment's team based competitive multiplayer frag fest Monday Night Combat. I guess winning that particular game nets you a one way ticket to the outlands as a reward. It's not freedom per say, but another chance at freedom, this time in the form of an endless runner (so no, freedom is an impossibility). How does it stack up in this oversaturated genre? Let's find out.

Your character is equipped with a double jump and an attack. Tapping engages your jump, swiping engages your blade. The attack mechanic would be an interesting addition if it wasn't used once in a blue moon, but it is quite powerful, gutting huge mechs with a modicum of effort. Bonus modes which change your character briefly come in either a coin gathering or enemy killing variety, and these break up the game somewhat, but as endless runners go, this is pretty stock standard fare.

The coins that are collected actually result in decent progression when it comes to store prices. You'll never feel that you have to grind too much to either upgrade your character, or to change their weapon and attire. This section of the game was balanced really well.

And even though the animation is nice and fluid, and the announcer's voice is amusing as it shouts encouragement, Outland Games does nothing to differentiate itself. Fans of Monday Night Combat may get a kick of this continuation of the game world, but for everyone else, there are far better examples of the genre out there.

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