I’ve known about the existence of this game for a while, but I was never curious enough to check it out. It’s a 2D platform fighter in the vein of Super Smash Bros., but its characters are original to the game. Someone in chat brought it up, and I thought I’d check it out. I almost wish I hadn’t. While I was trying to get a hold of how the controls worked, I was getting flashbacks to my days playing fighting games at the local arcade. Between that and the stress of not letting myself fall off the platforms, I was grinning like an idiot. And just like that, a couple of hours on a Saturday morning disappeared without my realizing it. It’s going to take sometime to get confident enough to leave training mode for a meatier challenge.
If anyone is interested, Brawlhalla is free-to-play (in beta right now), and it’s only available on Steam.