A Call to Brawl
Gang Beasts is a local multiplayer fighting game where players battle their friends in an array of arenas. The focus of the game is it's play-doh like physics that allow for some truly over the top fights.
To win, you must force your opponents to lose all of their lives. Depending on the stage/arena it might be something as simple as tossing them out of a wrestling ring or it might involve punching them off of a conveyor belt and into an incinerator.
Art and Design
What we have here are clean 3D stages. Everything in the environment is easily distinguishable. There is never a moment where you will be asking yourself whether that is a truck or platform etc. The characters are bright play-doh like figures and are easily spotted in the game world.
I know the games art is not complete, but I actually really like how it looks at the moment. Nothing out there has a similar look to it and that really helps it stand out from the crowd. I will admit though that I am looking forward to playing as a luchador. The planned character models remind me of those wrestler dolls that they used to sell back in the early 90s.
The arenas/stages are all great. They are designed with chaotic fun in mind and I have no complaints. The way the stages are designed, you can really go abstract with them and make some crazy obstacle course of pain. I would love to try my hands at a level editor and create an American Gladiators style arena.
Fighting never stops
Gang Beasts is the perfect party game. Easy to learn mechanics and a vibe that took me back to a time where I would play games like Bomberman 64 with all my friends on the couch.
It has a great energy and a lot of potential. Don't believe me? Give it a download and grab a few friends.