You could accurately describe Ready at Dawn’s Deformers as a game about blobs smacking into each other. What, you need more of an explanation?! Deformers is an online multiplayer brawler/shooter/blob-smacking smorgasbord. You control a customisable orb of cuteness to do battle with other player controlled spherical objects to determine who is superior at handling their balls- I mean, blobs.
Players pick one of five classes, each of which has different health speed and damage capabilities. It also modifies the moves that players can utilise to overcome their enemies, including a charge attack, the ability to fire shots, a grab and carry move, and a shield for anyone thinking of charging you.
The amount of moves might sound daunting to some, but after a game or two of practice, you’ll be zipping around with the best of them. Nailing an enemy in midair with a well placed charge, or picking off enemies from afar with your shots; both are viable strategies and both are equally satisfying.
The gameplay itself is fast paced, with blobs flying left, right and centre. Controlling your blob feels fast and reliable, making movement a joy. Ideal really, as staying still in Deformers is practically a death sentence. It’s a game that’s thoroughly enjoyable to play, and the brief matches practically compel you to have one more go, but Deformers is quite thin on the ground when it comes to content. 3 game modes for a mulitplayer game that offers no real single player content is atrocious, and what’s worse is two of those modes are Deathmatch variants.
The third mode, a football game type that plays similarly to Rocket League, is the highlight, but can only hold your attention for so long. Game types like Capture The Flag, King of the Hill, Juggernaut and Infection (yes, I have just borrowed wholesale from the Halo list of modes) would have been welcome additions, and hopefully Ready at Dawn will chuck those in later.
Once that happens, Deformers will become a more well-rounded, higher quality product. Right now though, it’s tough to properly recommend, especially at the current price. It’s up to Ready at Dawn to build on this solid foundation.
Deformers is available right now on the Xbox Store for the price of £29.99. Check out the trailer below, and let us know what you make of the game in the comments!
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