BattleBlock Theater - Análisis

Author: Juan García
Date: 2020-07-30 21:56:49
The Behemoth, the creators of the excellent Alien Hominid and Castle Crashers, bring their new title Battleblock Theater to Xbox Live Arcade, an extraordinary and original platform that arrives ready to be crowned as one of the great games of the Microsoft bazaar. And reasons to achieve it are not lacking. If the studio's previous two forays into digital releases were really good, the game at hand is not far behind.

How could it be otherwise, his new creature overflows humor and sympathy on all four sides and it shows immediately after starting it. The adventure begins with an intro in which a crazy narrator - in true The Cave style - briefly tells us the story of the game. Luckily, despite arriving with English voices, we have Spanish subtitles so there will be no problem capturing the jokes and comments that come out of your mouth.

The script for Battleblock Theater is not a panacea, but it is enough for what it is intended, which is nothing more than starting the adventure as soon as possible. Our beloved protagonists are a group of inseparable friends traveling calmly on a boat until a terrible storm makes them shipwreck on a terrible island ruled by evil ... cats! There, several of our friends will be captured and our mission will be to get them out of there alive. Seems simple, right?

Explaining the mechanics of Battleblock Theater is extremely simple, although despite its apparent simplicity, there is a title with enormous possibilities. The game is made up of eight worlds, in which there are more than a hundred screens to overcome. Our goal in each of them is to find, at least, three gems that will open the door to the exit, although there are many more secondary objectives to achieve. First of all, as soon as the campaign starts, we must create our character, choosing its color and face among the models that are unlocked at the beginning. Later, we will start the game focusing on collecting gems (there are quite a few more than three per stage) as well as other objects that are scattered around, such as balls of wool or hats.

That is, we can finish each level in a simple way (collecting three gems and it's over) or we can repeat each scenario until we get everything. Overcoming the campaign "quickly" will take us a few hours, but if we want to complete the adventure as it deserves, the duration increases considerably.

In playable matter, we are talking about an exquisite 2D platform, with a very careful control implemented under a really good level design. Each phase is full of traps, blocks of different types on which we will have to jump or interact and enemies that will want to complicate our lives, demanding that we be very precise with the command to succeed. Luckily, the precision and response of the character to our instructions is just great, and the inclusion of different types of blocks -some that slide, others that explode, some that bounce us against other areas of the screen ...- makes playing the phases is really fun. Of course, each level is full of check-points to avoid us repeating the entire journey from the beginning, making trial and error an important factor again. Those more daring with Battleblock Theater will have a level of difficulty in which each death will take us back to the beginning of the level, although it is only recommended for more expert users.

The graphics, the sound and our final conclusion, when turning the page ...