There are a lot of characters to play as
Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW! preview: quirky dungeon crawling
The character diversity keeps four-player co-op dynamics balanced and interesting. While another player moved swiftly throughout the level as Marceline, for example, Cinnamon Bun seemed to slug along after. Since Marceline has fewer hearts than Cinnamon Bun, however, he makes a good defensive compliment. I imagine part of the replay value of the game will be connected to checking out all of the characters and combinations. Depending on the dungeon environments, you'll encounter different enemies, such as the Hug Wolves, which "don't actually hurt you, but... hug you," says Yang, forcing you to have to hug other players in order to dispel the curse. In addition, some treasure chests contain "familiars," which have different effects that aid in attack, defense or do "absolutely nothing," such as Stanley, the watermelon, who merely rolls around the characters' legs. You'll also pick up numerous other treasures, which are automatically sent back to the Candy Kingdom upgrade station. Graphically the game is a nice mix of 32-bit–era sprites and pre-rendered levels. At the end of boss battles, there are even pixelated "screens" a la PC classics like Monkey Island. Most exciting for Adventure Time fans is that the original voice actors voice the characters, and the audio quality is crisp and clear. BOOM video 16171 The latest Adventure Time installment will be released this November for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, and PC, with Nintendo consoles getting exclusive features. Explore the Dungeon, like the show, pays homage to such classics as Diablo and Gauntlet--and pays it well. Obvious care has been put into combining the world of the cult TV show with references to gaming tropes, which, if carried well throughout, looks to keep gameplay fresh for both fans and newcomers.