From time to time I examine again in. To see if anyone’s nonetheless enjoying, in fact, but additionally to see if the factor actually exists, if there actually is a sport as ingenious and quirky as Atomega. That is multiplayer battling by the identical workforce at Ubisoft that made Develop Dwelling. With that lineage it was by no means going to be unhealthy. Nevertheless it did not must be this good, both. Atomega is great.
I bought a sport on Sunday morning, because it occurs. Simply me and two different gamers, nevertheless it was sufficient. Atomega drops you all right into a compact battle area that’s warrenous in addition to being weirdly sepulchral. The whole lot is a Swiss-cheese temple, mainly, with dozens of corridors and secret passages to seek out.
Your job is to evolve. You begin as slightly ball of sunshine and you progress by means of a collection of fast modifications by consuming the large purple blocks that spawn across the place. Finally, you are a gorilla, after which a kind of large bipedal robotic, after which… after which anyone will get to be a god.
After all, everybody’s making an attempt to do that, and also you hardly ever meet your enemies once they’re on the identical scale as you. A few laser blasts from somebody just a few tiers above you’ll ship you again to being a ball of sunshine once more, however when there is a god knocking round, everybody’s in bother.
My favorite factor about Atomega is not purely the actual fact you get to develop and be gigantic, although. It is that as you develop, the map subtly alters the methods you get round: outdated passages will grow to be inaccessible since you’re too large, whereas new ones will open up since you’re capable of bodily get to them. These maps, all of which really feel like echoing open areas at first, are all crammed with these secret speedways, corridors assembly magically in a fashion that places me in thoughts of Burnout Paradise.
I had just a few video games on Sunday, marvelling on the poise and invention of the entire thing, but additionally the simplicity and immediacy of it. After which I logged off. Hopefully after I’m again in just a few weeks there’ll nonetheless be somebody to play with. There all the time has been thus far.