Ms. Splosion Man
Developer: Twisted Pixel Games
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
Trading heavily on its style and forced joking as if trying to paper-over its insecurity, Ms. Splosion Man is a gratifying 2D platformer with reasonably challenging gameplay. If a crazed sense of humor is appealing or at least tolerable, then you're going to have a blast.
Ms. Splosion Man rightfully deserves to have another chance at success, and certainly deserves to not be so quickly forgotten about. Tight controls, bundles of character and great multiplayer mayhem is to be had throughout, and I can’t thank Twisted Pixel enough for having the gumption to release this upon us once more.
As a whole Ms. Splosion Man is a brilliantly twisted, splosion-powered action extravaganza. There’s something enormously satisfying when it all comes together and you manage to string a long chain of splodes to success, blowing up scientists and anything else in the environment along the way. The balance of challenge to both your abilities to analyze as well as improvise is pretty substantial and consistently rewarding. While not everyone may dig the constant flow of excited pop culture references (some being pretty dated at this point) I actually found it funny. Regardless, if you’re looking for a game that’s refreshingly different and challenging Ms. Splosion Man is a powder keg of fun, you just need to bring the matches.