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Swarm- PS3

Swarm- PS3
alaScore 83

29 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the story. The value for money also gets good feedback. There are some critical reviews about the controls.

gameplay, value for money, story

controls

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PlayStation 3 Games (PS3) the Swarm- PS3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 29 reviews)

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Swarm

 

Snap(ping), Crackl(ing), and Pop(ping) your Swarmites

Controlling the swarm is a novel experience, playing through the levels and maintaining swarmite deaths to keep your multiplier is fun

Forced replays lessen the experience, more levels with lower score requirements would have been welcomed

Swarm goes for a cartoony look and succeeds. Swarmites burst in a satisfying pop of blue goo when killed, and the swarm contrasts well with the varied colored environments. There's no dialogue, but the background music sets a nice enough tone,...

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Swarm

 

The creators of the Penny Arcade and DeathSpank games, Hothead Games, have made some pretty good games, right? Yeah... Okay, so let's stop being coy; Swarm is not very good. It is sometimes good, but not often, with the key problem being vaguely...

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Swarm Review

 

Gnarly deaths and cute aliens make for a fun combo in this challenging action game.

Lots of creative maneuvers to pull off ; Clever rewards for killing swarmites ; High-score hunting is addictive

Occasionally brutal difficulty ; Short length

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Swarm Review

 

I can still remember the first time I played Lemmings. The concept boggled my mind. There was nothing like it that I had ever played.

Climbing leaderboards is addictive ; Sadistic humor ; Quirky art style

Controls take getting used to ; Humor falls flat sometimes

I can still remember the first time I played Lemmings. The concept boggled my mind. There was nothing like it that I had ever played. That concept has bred so many ideas over the years and was my first thought when booting up Hothead Games’ latest...

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Swarm Review

 

Do you like killing innocent creatures in the most heinous ways imaginable? You do? Then Swarm might just be for you.

When you combine engaging and unique gameplay with Swarm’s pleasant (but dark) aesthetics and whimsical nature, what you have is a great downloadable game. There’s a good deal of content here, and it’s all nestled in a polished package. I like games...

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Swarm- PS3

 

At its peak, the unforgiving level of challenge found woven throughout the game's most brutal stretches is a turnoff at times, but Swarm still manages to win over with its dynamic gameplay and the humorous way it delivers on its twisted concept.

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Swarm- PS3

 

The crux of the problem is that Swarm's frustrations are many and its rewards too few, yet there's enough charm layered within that you'll find yourself soldiering on despite a multitude of annoyances. I'm convinced the team at Hothead have a great...

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Swarm- PS3

 

It takes awhile to learn its tricks, and by the time you do it's almost over. Still, one can't deny the pleasure of watching the determined swarm bravely triumph over the loss of hundreds of casualties to saw blades, electricity and fire in the pursuit...

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Swarm- PS3

 

Swarm definitely has its frustrating moments, and there will be times when being forced to play a level yet again will feel unfair, but its absurd sense of charm and uniquely destructive platforming play more than make up for this. The game is...

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Swarm- PS3

 

The levels are short enough to avoid turning the repetition into an offensive timesink, but that also means you'll be very familiar and very sick of them by the third time your swarmites get impaled on difficulty spikes.

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