|System: PS3||Review Rating Legend|
|Dev: Q-Games||1.0 - 1.9 = Avoid||4.0 - 4.4 = Great|
|Pub: Q-Games / Encore||2.0 - 2.4 = Poor||4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy|
|Release: May 8, 2008||2.5 - 2.9 = Average||5.0 = The Best|
|Players: 1-2||3.0 - 3.4 = Fair|
|ESRB Rating: Everyone||3.5 - 3.9 = Good|
The look of the game remains largely the same, although there have been some technical improvements. There are new and improved weather effects, but these are only really noticeable during the arctic level. There are also some new tree designs from what I've heard, but I honestly did not notice them. The game still maintains the minimalist style of the original, and it still looks great.
PixelJunk Monsters Encore is one of the few expansion packs that actually offer a complete-feeling update. While many expansion packs feel tacked on or are content to offer more of the same, PixelJunk Monsters gives you more of the game you love without sacrificing fresh gameplay.
One could only hope there are even more PixelJunk Monsters expansion packs in the works because Encore only strengthened my PixelJunk Monsters addiction.
If you are a fan of PixelJunk Monsters, you owe it to yourself to pick up this worthwhile add-on. The gameplay still retains its charm, and chances are good that you'll fall in love all over again!
Amanda L. Kondolojy
CCC Freelance Writer