Posted tagged ‘Fighter’

Chaos Faction

May 27, 2008

Chaos Faction


Let me clue you in on something about this game. When your little, cute, character that you spent so much time creating, falls off screen, He lets out a yell. This yell brings a tear to my eye. Not too recently did I have a nightmare about this. My mind relived the moment my enemy bested me in the ring of honor. And it stung.

Hehe, kidding aside, I love this game. From the character creation to the stage art to the power-ups to the stage creator to the death-matches to the survival-matches to the… wow, I am prattling. Just get it through your head that this is an amazing game. let’s take my first example, the first thing I played, The story! There really is no story, sort of a “go around brawlin'”-type deal. Complaints? NONE! The progressive gaining of goodies for you to dress up your little guy is adds some depth. Every arena has its own weapon, which, when you beat that level, you get for the next set of battles.

Now, this is like Super smash brothers(or for the uninitiated, newgrounds rumble), so expect all the good thing from that series to be on there. The cool character designs, for one. Or the fact that the power-ups fall from the sky. These two things are expertly done. The power-ups are random, with a katana falling at some times and a freeze ray at others. Combat gets depth from this.

Now for my favorite mode, which is by the name of “survival”. Beat up the weaker enemies sent at you one-by-one. This mode is very challenging, for you have 5 lives and It is but a matter of time before your enemy overtakes you. It is a good challenge and comes highly recommended. Then there is death-match, which has customization. Here’s what’ll pass through your head- “Hmm…Let’s see… I want the pirate dude vs the swamp monster dude vs the ninja dude, oh and let’s give the ninja 8 lives…vs me!” The untold amount of options leads to one heck of an experience.

I’m suprised you’ve made it this far into this review. Go play!

10/10. The animations are near flawless.

10/10. What’s this I hear? A flash game with the gameplay of a super smash brothers game?

10/10. Epic/intense techno music.

9/10. Simple- A game that is to inspire joy within you while you think of SSB.

9/10. The combos are well layed out, but the use of the arrow keys is nowhere to be found…



April 12, 2008



Ahh, the joys of the 2D fighter, possibly made all the more fantastic by The Matrix, a film that seems to have inspired several of these games. This game follows a tried-and-true formula. You are stickman with a colourful (of your choice!), strange, unexplainable and permanent immolation that does absolutely nothing except make you look cool. Choose your electricity colour and your difficulty and your goal to simply win a tournament, by killing other people in your way. Classic. Typically, you will be pitted against enemies in odds of anywhere from 2:1 to around 7:1 and it’s your job to knock them down. Creatively, many of the enemies you face will have unique abilities, such as higher dodging or regeneration.

In your arsenal of pain, we have around 6 different attacks, and all of those change depending on the situation, such as when surrounded or running, which adds a a nice touch of variety. 3 of those moves are ‘Slow-mo’ moves and will use your battery power to dish out some Matrix-style attacks that are powerful and render you invincible, which will be your only moments of reprieve as there is no pause. There is a save function, but the game does not autosave, so be sure to save after each round. As you progress, your enemies will become progressively more difficult, mainly via numbers, but you can go back to previous rounds for an easier match.

Graphics wise, it’s pretty simple. Backgrounds are a bit uninteresting, but that’s not the focus of the game. Attack animation is superb and all the attacks (especially the slow-mo ones) have that sense of awesome that makes you wish you could take on your worst enemy like that. Lots of thought has gone into what is in the game with many nice details such as taking damage from people flying into you.
There is no mute button, which is a let down as the music isn’t fabulous and sound effects basic and the game itself can get repetitive quickly.

8/10. Fairly basic, but well done.

9/10. Easy learning curve, gets repetitive, but good enough to come back to.

6/10. Not my kind of music, and lacking a mute.

9/10. A tried and true recipe and this game’s one of the best in the field.

8/10. Controls work well and you wouldn’t need anything better.

Overall, it’s a good game that’s great fun while it lasts.